Using Visual Supports with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  title={Using Visual Supports with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={Hedda Meadan and Michaelene M. Ostrosky and Brooke Triplett and Amanda Michna and Angel Fettig},
  journal={TEACHING Exceptional Children},
  pages={28 - 35}
Isaac is learning ways to complete hisnightly bedtime routine; Omar is fol -lowing cues to control his disruptiveand impulsive behavior; Peter isbecoming more independent withlibrary routines; and Adriana hasbenefited from visual support withlearning hand-washing and toiletingroutines.Most of us use visual supports tonavigate our days (calendars, maps,watches, to-do lists—even high-techversions of these supports), so why notprovide similar supports to young chil -dren? We must particularly be… 

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