Do you find your child:
unable to maintain attention
has trouble finishing tasks
unable to easily transition between activities
becomes anxious or frustrated
For many ASD children, differences in Executive Functioning skills
can often create chaos in their day to day living.
Executive Functioning are self-regulating skills that help you manage
yourself based on your ability to process information.
Because of Executive Functioning issues, many ASD children can have trouble with:
How can visual supports help Executive Functioning differences:
provide structure and understanding for your child
schedules of daily routines reduce anxiety of the unknown
foster independence and support on-task success
promote successful transitioning
prepare child for upcoming events and appointments
can be used across different environments
As with any intervention, the use of visual supports (schedules, to-do lists, task breakdown, choice boards, etc.) must always be first taught to your child:
modelling for your child provides purposeful meaning
consistent use provides a predictable routine
consistent access allows referencing by child as often as needed
Incorporating your child's high interests first, is the best way to encourage both learning and participation engagement in the use of visuals.
Visual supports need to be individualized to your child's specific needs.
If you feel your child could benefit from visual supports, please feel free to contact us for more information.
February 02, 2023