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Visual Supports for children with Special Educational Needs

Visual Supports for children with Special Educational Needs


This presentation will seek to explore the importance and use of Visual Supports within the school and home environment for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).  This presentation is aimed at teachers, Special Needs Assistants, and parents. The presentation will address the implementation and importance of visual supports in use in the classroom and home setting.  All attendees will receive a Visual Support Resource Pack designed and created by Amanda Mc Guinness to help further their learning about Visual Supports.


This presentation will include:

-          Explanation of Visual Support types

-          Examples of Visual Supports in use

-          Fading of Visual Supports

-          Importance of Visual Supports as an adaptable and portable communication tool

-          Methods implementation of Visual Supports throughout the school and home setting

-          Role of Visual Supports as reinforcement

-          Visual Supports as Communication Tools

-          Recommended Resources for Visual Supports

-          Visual Support Resource Pack for all attendees


Amanda Mc Guinness is a Law Graduate, Autism Education Consultant, Visual Supports Designer, Author, Advocate and Columnist. She is mother to 4 children, 3 of whom are autistic. She is the author of the world renowned “What is the Coronavirus?” Social Story which has been accessed online over half a million times to date and has been featured and recommended by Ireland’s National Autism Charity AsIam, the National Autistic Society UK, National Autism Association of America, Psychology Today together with Social Skills Expert Dr Jed Baker to name but a few.  She is the author of “Starting School- A School Preparation Handbook: Supporting Children with Additional Needs”. Through her blog www.littlepuddins.ie and associated social media platforms she has reached all corners of the world writing about her family’s experiences and offering advice and support to parents and professionals.

Successful registrants will be emailed with a zoom code in advance of the webinar

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 17-11-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 17-11-2020 8:00 pm
Capacity 50
Fee Free
Number Hours 1
Speaker Amanda Mc Guinness
Location Zoom Webinar


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