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Hi, I am a primary teacher in Scotland and currently I work with learners with severe and complex additional support needs in both the primary and secondary settings. I recognise the need for good quality resources, unfortunately these are not always available to suit the needs of my visual learners who require that extra support and those that I do find often need to be adapted to meet my learners needs. I hope that you find them as useful in your classrooms as I have found them in mine.

Hi, I am a primary teacher in Scotland and currently I work with learners with severe and complex additional support needs in both the primary and secondary settings. I recognise the need for good quality resources, unfortunately these are not always available to suit the needs of my visual learners who require that extra support and those that I do find often need to be adapted to meet my learners needs. I hope that you find them as useful in your classrooms as I have found them in mine.
Cube Colour Pattern Flashcards
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Cube Colour Pattern Flashcards

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This is a great resource to put in pupil's individual TEACCH boxes or for independent tasks to consolidate matching, sequencing and following a pattern. The flashcards are clear and uncluttered for maximum pupil focus. They can be used with threading cubes to also promote and encourage fine motor skills.
First & Then visual timetable board with timetable symbols
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First & Then visual timetable board with timetable symbols

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This is an extremely useful resource to aid pupils with ASD to help them sequence their daily routine. I use it in my class to smooth transitions between subjects and locations and it reduces stress levels in pupils who find these transitions challenging. It can begin with just 1 symbol before building up to 5 so pupils can structure their tasks, morning routine or day. The symbols are Mayer Johnston images found within the popular Boardmaker software and reproduce with permission so they will correspond to any other resources already in place using this software.
Colour Match Board (word to colour)
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Colour Match Board (word to colour)

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This resources can be used for multiple purposes. Each board has 8 common colour dots (red, blue, purple, yellow, pink, green, orange & brown) that pupils match up the corresponding colour word to, for differentiation there are 2 sets of words one in matching colours and one in black text. I use this resource with pupils in their individual work trays and TEACCH boxes to encourage independent work. It consolidates word recognition with initial support from coloured text and can be used to reinforce colour recognition. I use it to introduce the Makaton signs.
Literacy & Numeracy table top support
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Literacy & Numeracy table top support

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This resource is very useful when laminated to sit on the pupils desks to support them completing independent literacy and numeracy activity tasks. It features the alphabet (with vowels colour coded) number line to 20 (odd & even) colour coded, 100 square, common colour and 2d shape names.
Visual weekly planning chart for home & school
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Visual weekly planning chart for home & school

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This weekly chart is excellent for supporting children and adults with communication difficulties and those who find structuring their day and week challenging, especially when there is a change to their normal routine. The pack includes 3 A3 sized charts (can be printed out on A4 via your print settings at home/school) in grey, pink and blue and also over 70 different symbols cards that are 4cmx4cm using the well known images from Mayer Johnston’s Boardmaker Studio. All you have to do is cut and laminate the small cards and they will last for a long time, no problems if one gets lost you can simply reprint. I use double sided velcro on mine, but blue/white tac works just as well. I use this in my class and have given parents a copy to use at home so we provide consistent, I also use this at my daily communication group for pupils to share their news and any changes to our normal routine so everyone can be prepared. Boardmaker Picture Symbols provided by The Picture Communication Symbols © 1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC DynaVox Mayer-Johnson 2100 Wharton Street Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Phone: 1 (800) 588-4548 Fax: 1 (866) 585-6260 Email: mayer-johnson.usa@mayer-johnson.com
1-8 peg counting cards TEACCH
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1-8 peg counting cards TEACCH

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These differentiated counting cards can be used in TEACCH boxes and independent numeracy centres to encourage and promote number sequencing skills and one to one counting skills. I use them with pupils with severe and complex learning needs in TEACCH boxes using numbered pegs to match to the circles initially the ones with the corresponding numbers on them then moving onto the blank circles. There are also cards with alternating coloured circles to introduce the concept of odd and even numbers.
Days of the Week Activity Pack
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Days of the Week Activity Pack

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This 18 page pupil resource pack includes flashcards, display cards, word-search, overwriting worksheets and a sequencing and letter match activity board. The visuals that are used are from the popular PCS Boardmaker Symbols pack by Mayer-Johnson. Educators working with pupils with ASN will be familiar with these symbols as they are clear and consistent enabling easy recognition for pupils. Each worksheet is clear and uncluttered for focused learning, pupil can work independently on the matching activities or as a group. I have used this task as an introduction to sequencing the days of the week, I have the flashcards up on the wall as an interactive activity. I have laminated each of the worksheets for the pupils to complete in their morning boxes as part of their daily routine and also as consolidation homework tasks. The Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC.
Symbolic communication/news boards
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Symbolic communication/news boards

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This differentiated resource has been created for learners with communication or learning difficulties to enable them to share their news with their peers. I use this every morning in my class with learners who have a range of ASD and learning difficulties as a settling task sorting the day of the week, the weather and how they are feeling. They then choose from a range of symbols to represent what they either did the night before or are going to do that day. It is a great supporting tool to encourage and promote communication, talking and listening skills. There are 3 differentiated boards that range from symbol matching, emergent writing and independent writing. In my class I found it most useful to bind the symbols and boards so that they open like a book, I copied the symbols and cut them before mounting them onto the base board with Velcro, pupils can then move them onto their own board.
Visual Support for Brushing your Teeth
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Visual Support for Brushing your Teeth

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This pack contains a variety of visual support and activities to promote good oral hygiene routines with children and adults who find sequencing challenging. The pack includes a poster to keep by the sink, a checklist, flashcards, a mini flip chart, a colour in page and a cut and stick sequencing worksheet. I get the kids in class to use an old toothbrush to brush the paint onto the tooth colour in worksheet to encourage brushing in circular motions and ensure the whole tooth is cleaned. I laminate the mini flip chart and add double sided Velcro to the bottom of each flap that the kids close over when they have completed each step successfully. Boardmaker Picture Symbols provided by The Picture Communication Symbols © 1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC DynaVox Mayer-Johnson 2100 Wharton Street Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Phone: 1 (800) 588-4548 Fax: 1 (866) 585-6260 Email: mayer-johnson.usa@mayer-johnson.com
Number sequence workbook
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Number sequence workbook

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This ready to use workbook consolidates pupils number sequencing skills from 1-20, 1-30 and 1-40, it is differentiated with both cut and stick activity pages and also fill in the blanks written tasks. I designed this with minimal images and distractions so pupils can concentrate on the actual number sequences in a clear and precise manner. I use these in my class in the pupils individual work boxes and i have also laminated a few for extension tasks. Boardmaker Picture Symbols provided by The Picture Communication Symbols © 1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC DynaVox Mayer-Johnson 2100 Wharton Street Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Phone: 1 (800) 588-4548 Fax: 1 (866) 585-6260 Email: mayer-johnson.usa@mayer-johnson.com Web site: www.mayer-johnson.com
Visual addition board
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Visual addition board

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This clearly laid out and visual addition board will support pupils who find the task of addition challenging. There is space under the addition sum for pupils to place/use concrete items. I have included number tiles for pupils who also find writing challenging. It is especially supportive to pupils with additional support needs.
Information Handling - Graph Pack
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Information Handling - Graph Pack

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This visual and ready to use pack contains the templates for 7 early years friendly graphs, each one 1-5 and 1-10. They include the visual symbols from Mayer Johnston Boarmaker Studio Software. Pupils can use them for consolidating their knowledge of graphs individually or as a whole class activity, they are all ready to be printed and used. I use these in my own class as individual tasks where the pupils have the opportunity to build their confidence asking questions and finding information from their peers by themselves. There is also included in the pack 2 blank graph templates for pupils to be creative and design their own. Boardmaker Picture Symbols provided by The Picture Communication Symbols © 1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC DynaVox Mayer-Johnson 2100 Wharton Street Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Phone: 1 (800) 588-4548 Fax: 1 (866) 585-6260 Email: mayer-johnson.usa@mayer-johnson.com Web site: www.mayer-johnson.com
What Am I Looking For? Behaviour Flashcards
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What Am I Looking For? Behaviour Flashcards

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These interactive and visually stimulating flashcards can be used to remind pupils of appropriate classroom behaviour. The visuals used are PCS Boardmaker symbols used with permission from Mayer Johnson. Professionals working with ASN pupils will be familiar with these clear and easy recognisable images that support pupil communication and comprehension. I use these flashcards at the start of the lesson to remind pupils of the core skills that I will be looking for i.e. good listening, good sitting etc. I then have them on the board or wall to remind pupils throughout the activity. I have enlarged them as a permanent wall display and also condensed them and put them on a keyring for some pupils to carry with them throughout the school day. I have also included a checklist for more able pupils to self/partner evaluate class behaviours. The Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC.