Visuals

Visuals

I cannot express enough how much difference visuals make for young children and those with communication difficulties. The majority of people find visual information … View Post
Autism and Communication

Autism and Communication

Speech, language and communication is a key area for most autistic children. For both my children the first clear sign that they were different … View Post
PECS Phase 3 – Picture Discrimination

PECS Phase 3 – Picture Discrimination

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS® is how we communicate with my non-verbal son. He started using PECS when he was 2 … View Post
PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

If you don’t know what the Picture Exchange Communication System®/PECS® is then check out my post on phase one.&… View Post
Attention builders, reinforcers and motivating toys for autistic toddlers

Attention builders, reinforcers and motivating toys for autistic toddlers

When my autistic son was a toddler one of the hardest things was finding ways to engage him. I remember trying to play with … View Post
Halloween activities for autistic children

Halloween activities for autistic children

A holiday like Halloween is a really weird concept for logical thinkers to get their head around. Why would people dress up in scary … View Post
How to implement Commenting with PECS

How to implement Commenting with PECS

Phase 6 of the Picture Exchange Communication System® – Commenting with PECS ® is my favourite phase. In this post I will look at … View Post
Using visual aids to support an individual’s understanding

Using visual aids to support an individual’s understanding

Visual aids and social stories really have made a huge difference in our house.  The first few times I used them with my … View Post
Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Now that I have made hundreds of PECS®cards, I thought I would share how I make and store them.   Along … View Post
FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

I am so pleased that a few weeks ago I saw an advert on Twitter for FestABLE, the National Festival of Specialist Learning, I … View Post