Picture books generally help kids give context and meaning to the world around them. For children with autism, this doesn’t change. Many children with autism tend to rely on visuals such as pictograms to help them understand and organize information. According to the study, Children with autism and picture books: extending the reading experiences of

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in Visual Supports by Erin Bergman, BA

It may be a generalization, but autism is often linked to a visual learning style. It follows that using flashcards (especially picture cards as visual supports) for learning may be a great tool for parents to help their child on the spectrum. Looking back at our lockdown history, late-night online shopping was replaced by later

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in Visual Supports by Yolande Loftus, BA, LLB

Parents of autistic children, from my personal experience, are some of the most adventurous and creative people in the world. One reason for that is they parent some of the most gifted and unpredictable people in the world.   Between the exploration of their children’s special interests, braving new professionals in their life, alternative therapies, and

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in Visual Supports by Rachel Andersen

If you’ve wondered how you can use the power of storytelling to teach your child social behaviors—follow this guide to creating social stories. Social stories are an invaluable tool for many families. Perhaps because some kids struggle with certain situations or because learning can be a different experience for them. Whatever the reason, social stories

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in Visual Supports by Frank Hamilton

Discover how video modeling has had a positive and empowering influence on parent-child therapy interactions. In recent years, the use of telehealth services in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has grown substantially. The current health crisis related to COVID-19 and social distancing recommendations shifted many ABA providers toward telehealth to deliver services remotely

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in Visual Supports by Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA and Dr. Maria Gilmour, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Hello, I’m mum to Franklin aged four who was diagnosed with autism at two years old. Franklin is non-verbal, highly sensory, and has learning difficulties.  Franklin being non-verbal has been a huge and heartbreaking concern ever since we realized the words just weren’t coming. While my daughter does not stop speaking from the minute her

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in Visual Supports by Jo Jordan

What are visual supports? Visual supports are non-verbal ways for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to communicate their needs and make sense of the world around them. Children with autism benefit from using visual supports for a variety of reasons. A nonverbal child can use a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to communicate his/her

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in Visual Supports by Katherine G. Hobbs, AA