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Friday, May 1, 2009

Pics for PECS and Visual Aids for Learning

Hi Everyone,
The most commonly asked question from visitors to my classroom is,
Where did you get your visual aids from?'
I use Pics for PECS, which is a $50 computer disc that can be used on both Word and Apple systems and free downloads from Visual Aids for Learning.
Although our school has access to 'Board Maker, which is a brilliant but much more expensive visual aid program , I find that Pics for PECS has been a useful and complete source of images for my schedule board and for students using picture exchange as their major form of communication.
Mainstream teachers tend to find the Pics for PECS and Visual Aids for Learning images are more 'mainstream friendly'.
Visual images are not just for the Early Years classroom. These images and suitable for visual learners and students with a range of learning challenges throughout the Primary years.
Visual Aids for Learning, provides loads of free down loadable images which print beautifully. I use the emotions and behavior cards in my class every day.
These are both great resources if you are just starting out in working with a child with special needs in your classroom. Click on the images to find out more about these products.


  1. Sue,

    You should check out this new iPhone/iPod Touch app for people with communication needs. It looks pretty awesome!


  2. Dan you're right, it is awesome!


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