Providing your child with visual supports can be a very effective way to help them learn and develop their understanding. ‘Visuals’ can mean objects, photographs, symbols or text. It is important to know your child’s level of understanding when choosing which type of visual to use. Your school will be able to help you with this.
Using ‘First and Then’ boards
Sometimes called ‘Now and Next’, these simple boards are used to introduce your child to the idea of doing things in a sequence of two. These can be very helpful to motivate your child to complete a less preferred task by showing them (and reminding them) that a more desirable activity will follow shortly.