At Hall School, we believe in a Total Communication Approach. To support this, we use a range of visual resources to help students understand the spoken language and to support students process the world around them.
Please find more information through
Just One Norfolk - Using Visuals (justonenorfolk.nhs.uk)
National Autistic Society - Visual supports (autism.org.uk)
Reachout, Autism Support Consultants - Downloadable Resources - Reachout ASC
Below are some visual resources that we practise at Hall School.
First and Then Boards and Visual Timetables - Both of these help to prepare students for what is going to happen. 'First and then' boards focus on the smallest period of time. Visual timetables can prepare students for what will happen over a morning, an afternoon, Monday to Friday, a weekend or for a specific time e.g. a holiday.
Working Towards Boards - Support students to remain motivated to complete a task by reminding the student of an agreed reward.
Choice Boards - Support a student to communicate their preference. The choice can be between a preferred and a non-preferred item, two or more objects/activities that the student can have/do.
The symbol system we use at Hall School is through Widgit - InPrint. Please find some useful resources following the link.