Visual Cues - The More We Talk...The Less They Learn!
The more we talk...the less they learn!
Research has shown that non-verbal prompting leads to greater independence and faster learning than verbal reminders. If you feel like a "broken record" saying the same thing over and over again, try pointing to a visual cue instead.
You can use visual cues to prompt new skills that a child may not be independent with yet. Pair the visual cue with a direction (say the direction while you point to it), and do not repeat the direction. If the child needs prompting, point to the visual aid as a reminder to "help yourself".
Visual cues can also be great reminders for appropriate behavior. Instead of reprimanding a child or verbally reminding a child of a rule, point to a visual representation of that rule.
Click on the links/documents below for more information and guidance for using visual cues.