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Visuals (or pictures) are a great tool for seeing and understanding. Visual aids allow children the time they need to process what they are being asked to do. They do not disappear into thin air to be forgotten as spoken words or hand gestures do. Visuals can also be sequenced to breakdown and learn a skill bit by bit. Visuals remain the same and allow for identical rehearsal and consistent memory pathways to be created. With this rehearsal and memory of sequenced activities, comes learning and understanding and ultimately increased confidence and self-esteem. Visual aids should be used in conjunction with other forms of communication such as speech, signing and tactile experiences

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