Visual Supports for Young Children

This course gives you everything you need to use visuals with your entire classroom, and all the materials you need to get started, including over 100 pictures and ready-to-use templates. You'll learn how to customize visuals for students with challenging behaviors, disabilities, or other complex needs. You’ll see dozens of examples of visuals from real classrooms and learn tips and tricks that make them easy to use -- so kids actually pay attention to them! We’ll cover visual schedules, First/Then visuals, sequence strips, transitions visuals, choice boards, as well as visuals for problem-solving, self-regulation and more. You’ll leave knowing step-by-step how to use visual supports to improve children’s behavior, make communication easier, and increase independence for all children.
1.5 Hours
Intended for educators working with 
Infant- Pre-K

After this course, you will feel confident using:

  • Visual schedules
  • First/Then visuals
  • Sequence strips
  • Transitions visuals
  • Choice boards
  • Visuals for problem-solving, self-regulation and more!
You’ll leave knowing step-by-step how to use visual supports to improve children’s behavior, make communication easier, and increase independence for all children.
This course is a mix of:
 On-demand lessons with visuals including text, images, and videos 
Recorded audio narration with optional closed captioning
Engaging activities that support learning

Course Details
Visual Supports

Certificate for 1.5 continuing education hours awarded upon completion of course and quiz
  • 4 Lessons

    • The What & Why of Visual Supports
    • Daily Schedules and First/Then Visuals
    • Visuals for Independence and Transitions
    • Visuals for Choices, Problem-Solving, and Self-Regulation

Bonus Materials

  • 90+ printable pictures, including all the pictures you'll need to make a visual daily schedule
  • Choice Board template
  • First/Then template
  • Sequence Strips template
  • Ready-to-use visuals for handwashing and toileting
  • Step-by-step guide for creating visuals for your classroom


  • Intended for: Educators working with Infant - Pre-K
  • May be applicable for: Educators working with Kindergarten - 3rd grade

User Reviews

Visual Supports

"I have struggled with using visual aids and now feel more prepared to put them into practice and ensure that when I do that they are explained appropriately and consistently used."
"The many printable materials included were very helpful to have!"

Course Access


All online on-demand IMPACT courses are accessible for 12 months after the date of purchase. 


Each course includes the English transcript of the narration and has closed captioning available in multiple languages.


Through Google widgets, our courses can be translated into many different languages. 

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