Setting up Visuals
I started jotting down what visuals my students needed to help with frustration and classwork until I realised what a big task! So I decided to cut down my list to a manageable workload and think about what things they wanted and needed the most. Here are the categories I thought would be good to start off with –
- Things in the class, 2.Tasks in class, 3. I’m feeling, 4. fidget toys, what I need
1. Classroom Things
I wanted some visuals to include basic everyday class things so they could point out what they needed or having trouble finding.
I wanted visuals of the tasks available so my students could indicate a choice and find things they liked doing.
These are important visuals to understand, practice and use to communicate how they are feeling.
A selection of fidget toys could also be used as motivators to regulate themselves, calm down emotions, which I’ve found very handy.
Things for themselves, such as their bag, the toilet, a tissue, time to relax and reduce some of their frustration using these visuals to support stress and anxiety.