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Visual Support

Visual supports refer to the presentation of information in a visually structured manner i.e. using pictures and photos, to make it easier to understand.

Visual supports come in many different forms including

  • Computerised animations
  • The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Some Social Stories
  • Video models
  • Visual schedules

Some interventions, such as TEACCH, also rely heavily on visually presented information.

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