Monday, April 8, 2013

Today is.....

This board was created so Julia could start to learn the days of the week. We also went over this board before she would leave to go to school. It helped her with scheduling and structure, this would help her to understand what to expect for the day. This particular board also helped Julia to know that on certain days of the week she would see a particular teacher and participate in certain activities. For example, Tuesdays and Fridays were speech days for Julia and she began to understand this using this board and eventually learning the sequence of the days of the week. I also used this board to play a game with Julia. Sometimes in the morning when she would go to put up the correct day of the week, I would stop her and say for example, “Today is not Monday, it’s Tuesday”. She always corrected me to the right day of the week. I may tell her this 2-3 times and she would always correct me to the right day. Sometimes I also mixed up the days of the week on the board. She would put them in the correct order every time. I liked this kind of game/play because it caused her to use her thinking and memory skills. She became very proud to know she was right in correcting me.

This is our second visual communication board in our series for Autism Awareness month so be sure to visit our printable page for a free download. Picture symbols by Mayer-Johnson Boardmaker™ software.