Visual Aids to Enhance Cognition
This blog is dedicated to anyone with memory, auditory processing, language, or behavioral transition issues. Our brains process information uniquely which requires more personal visual accommodations.
The day of cutting and pasting social stories or visual schedules together, is over. My recommendation is to invest in an on-line service to create visual schedules, calendars, social stories, memory books, etc.
We depend on visual modification. Our visual field can become overwhelmed in our attempts to rearrange our environment with many visual reminders.
Younger children may need to have the font, size, or color of text converted for their textbooks. That is why a service to reconfigure or update the visuals saves time. The items also need to be durable and transportable.
My favorite service is Pixingo. Go to www.pixingo.com/1946 to see visual memory aids.
These tools work best if they provide current pictures of children with their names and/or relationships to us. It allows for easier recall of speech or memory. For this size of book, one or two sentences would be the most print to use per page. A dry erase poster serves as a memory board for chores, steps to complete a task, or post names with new pictures for persons with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Do you have any specific questions about designing visual aids? Visual fields?
Posted on January 20, 2014, in Caregivers, Education for Parents and tagged Asperbergers, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf, Down's Syndrome, Education; Cognitive Impairments; Alzheimer's disease, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.