Lots of people benefit from using visual strategies. Do you use a day planner or a calendar or write notes to yourself to help you remember? Then you use visual strategies.
All students can benefit from having visual supports to help them remember and understand. But using visual supports can be particularly helpful for students with special learning difficulties.
It is important to realize that visual strategies are used to help students UNDERSTAND better. They help students understand what we are telling them. They help students comprehend more about what is happening in their lives. Visual strategies provide a way to help with memory and organizing thinking. With the use of visual supports, many students are able to demonstrate more appropriate behavior and social skills in their life situations.
Visual strategies are exceptionally helpful for students with communication or behavior or learning challenges or other special needs, including those with: