I am Sandra I am married to Ian and have 2 daughters, a son in law and 2 grandsons, my youngest daughter was born with a rare brain abnormality and had no language until she was nearly 7 but not diagnosed with autism until she was nearly 11. The late diagnosis did cause a few problems for us but my working background is in autism and special needs so was able to put resources in place for her which helped as she grew up. As parents we worried about her future like we all do and set up ASD Bright Ideas to give her a purpose and sense of self worth, she involved in all aspects of the business which has been running with your support for over 7 years. So this is me, my family and business. Enjoy looking through my range of resources and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help using the contacts page or Facebook messages hugs Sandra x
Why use visuals? Children and adults on the autistic spectrum can benefit from using visuals regardless of their ability or age it gives them the opportunities to communicate and express themselves without complications so helping them to interdependency. Visuals can be timetables and schedules, clock timetables, prompt boards and keryings to name a few. Areas where Visuals can help people with ASD behaviour social skills timetables transition and changes curriculum instructions reminders choices feelings and more Timetables help by creating structure and routine therefore lowering anxieties about what is going to happen and when. This in turn can help with independent skills for example our morning routine, set this up the evening before and your child/adult can see what they need to do wheb they get up and in what order, so get up, breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed etc, having routines set out this way helps reinforce what is expected therefore lowering anxieties. These also help with reading skills as we read left to right or top to bottom.
All our resources are widely used in special needs schools to support their learning, social skills of all autistic, aspergers, speech delay & disorders, ADHD and many more special needs requirements.
Our visual resources have been tried and tested not only by ourselves but also parent/carers/teachers and speech therapist of ASD/Special Needs children. All our symbols are widgit which children use at school/playgroup and are produced under licence.