World Autism Awareness Week: Visual Support Cards

The National Autistic Society’s World Autism Awareness Week 2016 takes place between 2-8 April and here at Prospero Teaching we’re doing our bit to raise awareness of autism and #toomuchinformation

During our recent visit to Kestrel House, an independent specialist school for pupils between the ages of 4-16 we observed the Visual Support Cards the SEND Teachers, Support Staff and students use. We and they thought you might like to see some of them….

A great aid for those without spontaneous communication

A Brilliant Aid In Teaching Non Verbal Students

Visual support cards are hugely useful with non verbal students

What We’re Doing Today

Symbols to Support Students With Communication Issues

Behaviour for Learning

Visual Support Cards Can Be Very Useful in SEN classrooms

Everyone Feels Sad When This One Comes Out

The perfectly peaceful antidote to the stresses of the average school day for a student on the ASD

Would Some Time in the Calm Room Help?

Symbol cards can be fantastic aids to non verbal students

‘Because I’m Happy, Happy, Happy…’ To Be At School

It's time to get into that playground

Especially At Play Time!

A therapeutic Space

Time For A Change of Environment?

Visual support cards are a great aid in the SEN classroom

Back To The Classroom

The end of the school day

And Then Home!

Have you ever considered working with students with ASD? Did you know you don’t need any specific qualifications? What you need is to be super creative and flexible in the classroom. But having Stage 1 TEAM TEACH can help make you more attractive to employers. So Prospero Teaching is offering the opportunity to win one of 12 free places to teachers or support staff who register with us for SEND work by 30 April ’16 quoting WAAWPT in the text box at the bottom of the webpage.

Did you know Prospero Teaching has a specialist SEND team and that some of our staff have taught and supported students with autism?  Do you know that we have jobs in mainstream and SEN settings teaching students on the ASD all over England and Wales?

And during WAAW we’ve created a series of blogs about working with pupils on the ASD and a free teaching resource.

How do you feel about this blog? 😀 ? 😐 ? or even 🙁 ?  Please do let us know and why.

Do you use visual support cards with your pupils? How do you and they find them? Please do share your thoughts, feelings and experiences thereby helping us to raise awareness of autism.