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My name is Annie Campbell and 9 years ago my son was diagnosed with Autism. Over the years of treatments, therapies and schools (with my son) I have learned countless techniques for dealing with children with special needs. Through my experience in primary, I have come up with some specific tips to create a happy atmosphere in church.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Picture schedules

A tool I use sometimes to help kids with communication delays, are picture schedules. It is a strip of poster paper laminated with Velcro on it. Then you get small pictures of kids praying, giving talks, singing, etc. and laminate them. Then place Velcro on the backs. In sharing time, they can use it by placing the pictures in order. For example, when it's time for prayer, they would place a pic of prayer. Then when it's time for singing, they place the picture of singing on the strip. It's a great visual way for them the understand and accept the order of primary. It also gives their hands something to focus on.

1 comment:

  1. A friend in my ward just forwarded me your blog... what great ideas you share here! Thanks for doing this. My little guy has autism (he is 3.5) and I think I'm going to keep him in the nursery another year. He is completely non-verbal and not yet able to "get" what's going on in Sunbeams. I teach the 8 and 9 year olds and a lot of these idea will be super helpful for them! Thanks!!!