Visual tools to help students with autism deal with transitions


It’s no secret that students with autism often have problems transitioning from one activity to the next. To deal with this, it’s helpful to present a visual to the student showing pictures of the steps in the transition. Studies show that even high-functioning students with autism, who express themselves well verbally, respond better to visual rather than auditory instruction.

The following tools can be used to make visual social stories, and include visual calendars, homework and chore organizers, and even a grocery shopping list.

Social Stories

Visual Schedules

You can also search on Google Images for “Boardmaker Visual Schedule” to find links to images you can print out.


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