Why should we introduce a visual based communication system during early childhood, and why is it all the more critical when working with special needs? Well, because the world around us is getting increasingly complex, and the amount of information and stimulation that children have to cope with are putting immense pressure on them to learn more, younger and faster!
Visual communication is key to conveying complicated information. Imagine yourself as a grownup at your work place. When preparing a presentation that requires a certain amount of explanation (e.g. new business workflow) you are most likely to use a lot of graphs, charts, and graphics. The modern world for our children with special needs is even more complex than your work place might seem to you. Visuals help them grasp and process information with greater ease, especially because children with autism and special needs are very strong visual learners. Let’s use their strengths to help them grow!
oh, I know what to do now…”, “this looks familiar”.