Use visuals everyday

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All through April we are looking at supporting kids with ASD. Many children with ASD, and many other children as well, benefit from the use of visual supports. Using visuals everyday can help kids feel calmer and more confident.  Why … Continue reading

Use visuals 10 ways!

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All through April we are looking at supporting kids with ASD. Many children with ASD, and many other children as well benefit from the use of visual supports.  Why are visuals helpful? Visuals are permanent, while spoken words last only a few … Continue reading

15 ASD homework tips

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Children’s sensory systems can often be overwhelmed after a busy, noisy day at school.  Before children settle in to do their homework they often benefit from preparing their sensory system so they can settle and concentrate on the new task … Continue reading

10 ways visuals help

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Last week we looked at areas where kids struggle at school. One strategy that helps kids in lots of areas is to use visuals. Visuals can help school aged children with daily activities, learning, behaviour and social skills. Why are visuals helpful? Visuals are … Continue reading

Older kids visuals

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Our last post looked at visuals for younger children but visuals are great for school aged children too, especially those on the autism spectrum.   Visuals can help school aged children with daily activities, learning, behaviour and social skills. Why … Continue reading

ASD and visuals

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For autism awareness month we are reporting some of our most popular posts on autism. This one looks at using visuals, one of the best ways to support kids with ASD in so many situations. Today the focus is on … Continue reading

Calm, alert and learning

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Whether you are a parent, teacher, child care worker, support worker or therapist you want the children in your care to get as much learning from the time you spend together as possible. Whether you are in a classroom, small … Continue reading

Success with ASD

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A number of the Talking Matters team attended a workshop recently with Sue Larkey titled “Making it a Success”.  Sue is a dynamic speaker with lots of great practical and hands on ideas for working with kids with autism and … Continue reading

Visuals for older kids

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School aged children can benefit from using visual strategies to help with daily routines, completing work, organisation, managing behavior, dealing with change, making choices and with communication. Visuals are helpful for all children but are especially helpful for children with speech and language difficulties, learning delays and children with autism spectrum disorders. Find out how you can use visuals. Continue reading

Visuals for preschoolers

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 Many children can benefit from using visual strategies to help manage behaviour, deal with change, make choices, encourage a range of activities and help with communication. Visuals are helpful for all children but are especially helpful for children with speech … Continue reading