Portland Public Schools

 
Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

Visual Supports


Using Visuals to support instruction is an evidenced based practice and can be a tremendous support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 

Lanyard Visuals


Having visuals on your lanyard can provide quick access to support students in the moment.

Useful Icons

These are common and useful prompts that a teacher or para-educator can use rather than using verbal language or to be paired with the verbal language to support comprehension

Emotion Key Ring

These are icons that can be worn on a lanyard. Students can identify their emotion and then turn over the card to determine what they can do to self-regulate given that emotional state.

PECs Story Boards

 
It is hard to keep up with creating PECS boards and activities to keep up with a student's growing vocabulary. Here are a few PECS story boards to help you keep going.
                    
                    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Polar Bear, Polar Bear
Spilt Milk
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Dear Zoo

Supporting Sentence Construction through Visuals


These visuals color code the different parts of speech to support students in identifying and forming sentences.

 
 Sentence Building Visuals      
  Placemat Template

Kindergarten Teacher Tool Kit


Useful Icons

These are common and useful prompts that a teacher or para-educator can use rather than using verbal language or to be paired with the verbal language to support comprehension

Emotion Key Ring

These are icons that can be worn on a lanyard. Students can identify their emotion and then turn over the card to determine what they can do to self-regulate given that emotional state.

 Kindergarten Schedule Icons

Using a classroom schedule allows all students to know what is expected of them and the agenda for the day. Some teachers have backed these with velcro and adhered them to a velcro strip. Other teachers have put magnets on the back and had their schedule along the radiator and yet others have used a pocket chart.

My Feelings Board

Some students struggle to identify their emotions. This feelings board can be printed two-sided with one side representing basic emotions and then next side expressing some more complex emotions.

First - Then Board

with possible icons

Token Board

Visual Cookbook


Cooking teaches wonderful life skills along with sequencing, following directions, math, etc. Download our visual cookbook to enable more students to be able to access this life skill.

You can either download individual recipes or download all the recipes and put them into a binder divided by the type of recipes:

Cookbook Cover Page & Binder Spine

Microwave Recipes (section page)

Chex Mix Recipe
Instant Oatmeal
Jell-O
Microwave potato

No Cook Recipes  (section page)

Bologna Sandwich
Coleslaw Recipe
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Pudding
Strawberry Smoothie
Trail Mix

Stovetop/ Oven Recipes (section page)

Brownies
Grilled Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese
Potatoes Au Gratin
Top Ramen
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