Friday, October 12, 2012

Visual Necklaces

In the past, I have used a visual necklace to help my students with autism understand what is being requested of them as well as to help minimize the talking from adults in the classroom.  Some of the regular education teachers have even started using some of these visuals in the hallways with their classes so they don't have to constantly shout their rules/expectations.  

After several years with the same students, we were able to stop using these and rely on more verbal requests and directions.  However, now that all of those students have graduated and I have a whole new slew of students, we are going back to the necklaces.  I just can't handle hearing adults repeat the same direction 10 times to a student (which they obviously don't understand).  Also, with such a large class size this year, the talking has multiplied!!   So back to the necklaces we go...these really do work wonders and it makes you realize how much some of your lower functioning students can understand when the directions are given to them in visual form.

UPDATE:  These are now available on my TPT here to be re-directed to this product.


  1. I found your blog through Karlie at We Are ALL Special and I am so glad I did! It looks like your room is full of Boardmaker visuals just like mine! I love finding fellow SpEd teachers to see all the great ideas! I look forward to reading more from you. Come by and check my blog out too. I hope you can find something useful too :)

    Miss Allison's Class

  2. I LOVE this idea! Before I re-create it, do you happen to have a copy of the file to share? Thanks!


  3. I would love a copy if you have it.

  4. I would love to have a copy of the visual necklace.