Using visuals can be particularly helpful for students with special learning abilities. They help students understand what we are telling them, comprehend more about what is happening in their lives, and provide a way to help with memory and organising thinking.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH®)
TEACCH is a ‘whole-of-life’ programme that looks at the skills and strengths children already have and build on these to promote development. The programme particularly fosters communication and social skills, independence, coping skills, and skills for daily life like dressing, washing, cleaning teeth, etc.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
PECS is a unique alternative/augmentative communication system that uses visual symbols to teach learners to communicate with parents, carers, teachers and peers. The aim is to teach intentional, functional communication and allow users to express their wants and needs.