Using Visual Supports for Students with Autism in Physical Education
JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
The article focuses on visual supports as a communication technique used for autistic students in physical education class. The physical education environment for autistic students can be chaotic, which causes withdrawal and disruptive or self-stimulatory behaviors. Visual supports give autistic students clear expectations, create predictability, and promote independent transitions. Furthermore, visual information is processed more effectively by autistic students than auditory information. It explores the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) as a visual communication tool for educators and their autistic students. The tool is consists of a card with colored or black-and-white drawings that represent an object or skill and descriptions written above it.
Fittipaldi-Wert, Jeanine and Mowling, Claire M., "Using Visual Supports for Students with Autism in Physical Education" (2009). Faculty Bibliography. 2266.