Visual schedules are a staple in autism and special education classrooms. Schedules help our students understand their day and reduce anxiety about what’s next. However, if we don’t follow them relatively quickly and efficiently, we have less time on task.
Token boards are a staple in many special education classrooms. Token economies are a best practice and appeal to students with autism because they are a physical and visual representation of positive reinforcement. There are many ways to put together
Number strips are among my favorite autism visual supports for special education classrooms. Hands down, I find them to be the most helpful and easy to use. One of my favorite things about them is there are no loose parts.
Before we get to the supplies necessary to create autism visual supports, let’s talk about why you MUST use visuals. Using visual supports for students with autism isn’t just a recommendation. It’s best practice and downright necessary for a smooth