The latest addition to Autism Videos @ ACT
Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD
Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D,
Looking for a way to improve your parenting or teaching skills this summer? This two day workshop presented by Dr. Brenda Fossett has been edited by ACT into an online video available free! Whether you use visual support strategies now, or are looking to integrate them into your tool box, this is an essential resource for those supporting children, youth and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities who have communication challenges.
Dr. Fossett demonstrates how visual strategies can be used to increase independent functioning, teach specific skills, improve environmental awareness, teach rules and social expectations, reduce problem behavior and so much more! There is a large body of research to support the use of these strategies with children, youth, and adults in home, school, community and employment settings.
Dr. Brenda Fossett is an inspired teacher who is widely admired for her ability to convey complex concepts to those who work with children and adults with special needs, whether they are educational professionals or parent. Dr. Fossett has been on faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis – Autism Department at Capilano University since 2013.
Dr. Fossett’s comprehensive guide to visual support strategies is broken down into categorized sections, allowing you to quickly find the information you need:
- Introduction to Visual Support Strategies
- Symbol Assessment Preparation, Formats, and Planning
- Visual Supports Guide
- Part 1: Visual Supports to Provide Information
- Part 2: Visual Schedules
- Part 3: Using an Object Cue Schedule
- Part 4: Using Visual Schedules
- Part 5: Using Visual Schedules (continued)
- Part 6: Visual Schedule Routines – with examples
- Part 7: Creating and Using Within-Activity Schedules
- Part 8: The Problem with Social Interactions and How Visual Supports Can Help
- Part 9: Using Contingency Maps
- Part 10: Rule Supports
- Improving Communication with AAC
- Part 1: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Part 2: Expressive Communication using Choice Making
- Part 3: Improving Expressive Communications: Communication Boards & Books
- Part 4: Improving Communication Using the Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS)
- Part 5: PECS in Daily Activities
- Improving Conversation Skills
- Improving Skill Acquisition
- Improving Literacy Skills
- Considerations and Planning for Visual Supports
- Resources recommended by Dr. Fossett
Thanks to funding from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia, ACT is able to provide this edited version of Picturing Success: Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD.