What skills do I use visuals for? ALL SKILLS!! If I want to remind students about grammar rules, I hang a visual. If I want to remind students of the steps for inferring questions based on stories heard/read, I hang a visual!
What do my visuals entail? I try to provide examples and steps for how to achieve each task/skill. For example, when teaching main idea:
Another example, when teaching complex directions such as before vs. after:
You can access this freebie visual for responding to basic wh- questions.
- Custom Boards app
- Index cards!!!
- Visuals from my themed activity packs
- Sentence strips
Things to consider for using and creating visuals from Miss Speechie:
- · What skill are you trying to elicit?
- · How can you teach it differently?
- · How can you break down steps on how to achieve certain skills?
- · What program do you have to make creating visuals easy?
- · How can you keep materials and visuals easily accessible?
- · Where can you hang the visuals for students to be able to view easily?
- · How can you prompt students to use visuals to develop skills and carry them over?
- · How can you limit the language as much as possible?
- · How can you add images to help students visualize and understand?
I have provided a fun freebie visual that I use to encourage students to express when they are having trouble and need help! I do NOT accept “I don’t know!” Click HERE to access this fun visual freebie!
Those are just a few tips and examples that have worked for me in my therapy room with a variety of students of different ages. I am always trying to come up with ways to instruct and prompt students so that they can be successful and eventually independent.
Miss Speechie, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and author of the blog Speech Time Fun. She currently works with elementary students and private clients in a home care setting. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and TeacherspayTeachers.