Using Visual Strategies to Enhance Communication and Promote Literacy

National Autism Resources

Visual strategies are simply ways to provide information visually. Common examples in everyday life include: calendars, maps, traffic signals, shopping lists, clocks, street signs, GPS devices, store isle markers, assembly instructions, etc.

Anyone who has vision can benefit from visual strategies, especially visual learners. Students on the Autism spectrum are especially prone to be visual learners and benefit from the use of pictures when attempting to access and convey information.