Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Educational Needs


Lisa Rogers book coverVisual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum disorder or other learning difficulty.

his book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author’s years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates.

This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful.

August 2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-945-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp


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For those interested in classroom interventions for people with ASD this book will be a delight. Lisa has a very down to earth and pragmatic way of presenting the basic intervention strategies… Her many vivid examples make the principles come alive and help the reader to understand them fully and their implementation in a way that few other books on this topic are able to do. If all this is not enough, beyone the basis, one also learns how each part of the intervention is connected to the other parts and what empirical research forms the foundation of what you are learning. All in all this is a great package that will inform, expand an d excite the reader with lots of new and exciting ways to better understand what they are doing and many fresh ideas for how to do it better.

–From the foreword by Gary B Medibov, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina