Use the international “no” sign (red circle with line through it) when something is not an option
Providing “maps” so students can “find their way around” everything from inside their desks, to the building to their papers, to bibliographies
In the lower grades or with non-readers using photographs and picture symbols
Make step by step photographic or picture based instruction for things like science labs or art projects
Consider making The Visual Dictionary ( http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php ) your online dictionary
Consider using your computer monitor, power point and words or symbols to visualize transitions
This will help all visual learners, all multi-modal learners, those on the autism spectrum, those with dysphonetic dyslexia, those with non-verbal learning disabilities, those with Fragile X and Down Syndrome.
Free Photographs and Picture Symbols for Visual Supports
www.do2learn.com – mostly schedule and personal care related line drawings
www.imaginesymbols.com – 4,000 full color drawing for use in schedules, communication and education materials
www.sclera.be/English/index.htm - 14,000 pictograms for education, schedules and communication all are black on white in design
Literacy Support Pictures Search http://www.slatersoftware.com/PixLibrary.html
Don’t forget that you can use your digital camera, Google images and website like Flickr as well.