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Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection

by Silver Lining Multimedia


For Behaviour Management, Non-verbal Communication and Picture Schedules

Visual EssentialsLoaded with over 3,500 photos, templates and layouts, Visual Essentials will help you to create visual materials for special needs individuals and early learners.

Create visuals easily for:

  • Behaviour Management
    • School Rules
    • Social Rules at Home and in the Community
    • Token Boards
    • Behaviour Charts

  • Nonverbal Communication
    • Sign Language
    • Picture Exchange Cards
    • Symbols (such as “more” and “all done”)

  • Photo Schedules
    • Living Skills such as toileting, grooming and chores
    • Home and School Schedules
    • Schedules for Community Outings
    • Activity Schedules

Using visuals helps to increase independence, improve communication and decrease negative behaviours.

Behaviour Management

Photos demonstrating appropriate and inappropriate behaviours help to teach and remind individuals how to behave at home, school and in the community. In addition to photos of positive and negative behaviours, the CD contains pre-made token boards and behaviour charts that help students to self-monitor their behaviour.

Sample photos for Behaviour Management

Also included on the CD is a great feature which allows you to place a universal “No” sign on top of any photo.

Non-verbal Communication

Visual Essentials includes sign language, community signs and photos that can be used to teach vocabulary or in picture exchange programs. The following categories of photos are available: animals, attributes, bad behaviour, bathroom, bedroom, body, chores, clothing, emotions, food, good behaviour, health, holidays, money, nature, objects, outings, places, prepositions, school, sign language, sports and leisure, street signs, time, toys, verbs, and vehicles.

Sample photos for Non-verbal Communication

Please note that the sign language used in this CD-ROM is not appropriate for Australia and New Zealand – it uses the American Sign Language.

Photo Schedules

Included on the CD are many pre-made schedules for everyday routines related to chores, errands, grooming, school activities and toileting. In addition to using the pre-made schedules, you can make custom schedules with a combination of Visual Essentials photos and your own.

Sample photos for Photo Schedules

Included on the CD is a variation of the software program which comes with Picture This… Pro. The software allows you to search by word, choose custom card sizes and text, or use the Pre-made Pages panel to easily select from hundreds of pre-made schedules, checklists, token boards, chore charts, self-help pages and behaviour charts. These pages can be printed as is or customized to fit the user’s situation.

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System Requirements for Windows

  • PC running Windows 9x, XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive: required to run
  • Printer: if printing is required

System Requirements for Mac

  • PowerMac or better
  • MacOS X 10.2 or higher (works with Mac OS Classic too)
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Printer: if printing is required

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection is targeted at the following age ranges:

  • All Ages

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection is designed to foster development in the areas of:

  • Communication
  • Life Skills
  • Resource preparation
  • SOSE

Users can access Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection in the following ways:

  • Mouse/ Trackball/ Joystick
  • Keyboard

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