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Anger Meter

Anger Meter (Click on image for full sized photo)

This meter is designed for high functioning individuals to assist them to be able to show the increase in angry feelings. Ranging from calm through to furious, the meter acts like a barometer and the emotions move from 1 - calm, through to 10 - furious.

Happiness and sadness meters are also available. The graphics used on these visuals are designed by Deanne.

Feelings Chart

Feelings Chart (Click on image for full sized photo)

This feelings chart is a simplified version of the feelings dial, suitable for younger children. The chart can be used to assist children to identify four feelings, angry, calm, sad and happy.

Feelings Dial Feelings Dial (Click on image for full sized photo)

This feelings dial is a chart designed to demonstrate ten of the most easily understood feelings. Suitable for primary and high school age children.

First and Then First and Then (Click on image for full sized photo)

First and then is an easy visual way to assist a child to understand a simple sequence; such as first we do this, then we will do that. Being able to predict what will happen, for example, first we will go to the shop and then we will go to Maccas for a burger. Photo images can be added to vary the meaning of the first and then visual aid.

Foods I like Choice Board Foods I like Choice Board (Click on image for full sized photo)

This visual aid is a fun way to find out what foods a child likes but more importantly what foods they don't like, or are not willing to try today.

Photo images or graphics can be varied according to a child's individual likes and dislikes.

Joining In Joining In - Social Skills (Click on image for full sized photo)

Joining in is a simple social story designed for younger children. This story talks about the steps to take to join other children in play.

Meeting and Greeting Circle Meeting and Greeting Circle (Click on image for full sized photo)

Meeting and greeting circle identifies the people in a child's life. Starting with family, who we can hug, people who we shake hands with, people and friends that we wave hello too, through to strangers who we do not touch and do not allow to touch us.

Morning Schedule Morning Schedule (Click on image for full sized photo)

This is an example of a schedule used to predict the flow of a session at preschool, including activities and meal times. This visual aid includes a finished box on the bottom right hand corner. Allowing a child to place the single activity card in the box when they have finished the activity.

Play Time Choice Board

Play Time Choice Board (Click on image for full sized photo)

This is a simple chart that gives a choice of five activities. This chart can be used at home, or in a preschool setting, to encourage a child to make a choice of activity.

Schedule With Reward Tokens Schedule With Reward Tokens (Click on image for full sized photo)

This schedule is designed for use at home. The schedule includes waking up, having breakfast through to cleaning teeth and being ready for school. The chart comes complete with removable smiley faces that can be added as an incentive to complete the next step.

The Class Is... Choice Board The Class Is... Choice Board (Click on image for full sized photo)

This chart assists children to know where they are going at school. As class groups often move around the school to go to various activities, this is a simple chart to explain to all children and visitors to the classroom, what activity the class is participating in at the time.

Visual Calendar

Visual Calendar (Click on image for full sized photo)

Visual calendars can be used to provide information to help an individual or class group understand what is happening on a day to day basis. Assisting with prediction of activity, places, people, concepts etc.

They can be used as a monthly calendar or broken down into weekly calendars.

Washing Hands

Washing Hands (Click on image for full sized photo)

A simple chart to assist a child understand and follow the hand washing sequence. This chart can be placed in front of the hand basin to assist all children to wash their hands effectively.

Weather board Weather Board (Click on image for full sized photo)

The weather board is a visual way of communicating the weather.

We Take Turns

We Take Turns (Click on image for full sized photo)

We take turns can be used in the classroom, at home and at after school activities, to assist a child to visually understand the turn taking process. It can be used in many different ways, for example taking turns in playing a game, telling news etc.

Who is here today? Who is here today? (Click on image for full sized photo)

This chart is designed to assist a child understand who is in the classroom on a particular day and who is away. Often children with ASD find it difficult to understand being "told" who is away, this is a visual way to "tell" a child.

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