how do visuals help?
When someone can see what is coming next they feel more calm and in control. Visuals can help because they:
• support routine and transition
• don't disappear like words do
• allow for processing time
• are universal across all languages
Who would benefit from visual communication?
Visual symbols can help anyone at all that struggles with verbal communication - either with speaking, or with understanding what is being communicated to them. This might be someone with autism, ADHD, Aspergers syndrome, dementia, stroke victims or very young children to name a few.
This person may benefit from visual communication if they:
• constantly ask what is happening and when
• struggle to transition from one activity to another
• don't like change
• struggle to make their wants, needs or feelings known.
The Beanies are here to help you communicate.
Meet The Beanies. You will find them throughout the artwork here at Create Visual Aids, representing all different aspects of life, including feelings. They were born out of a lot of careful planning… and a lot of love. They are designed to be gender neutral, age neutral and available in both a neutral skin colour, or in skin colours of your choice, so that as many individuals can identify with them as possible. They are also a lot of fun!
how can we help?
how it works
Browse our range of visual resources. We have standard resources, personalised resources and PDF resources.
Purchase whichever visuals are right for you. If you need help with this please view our videos on how to use visuals here.
Make the visuals part of everyday life and enjoy calmer routines and transitions.
Supporter of the national autistic society
Did you know that Create Visual Aids donates 5% of all website sales to the National Autistic Society to help them continue to support people on the autism spectrum, and their families, in the UK.
what our customers say
We were spending hours in the evening trying to get our daughter to go to bed. Frustrated by the whole situation, I resorted to purchasing a visual chart I could use for her evening routine. It worked a treat. She now works her way down the chart each evening and bedtimes are a lot faster and easier with a lot fewer tears. Her sleep even improved! I can't guarantee that the same will happen for all kids, since we know they are all so different, but it certainly was worthwhile in our situation!
I’m amazed what a difference this has made to my son. There is a wide variety of cards and the quality is fantastic. My son loves preparing his table for the day with me. I would thoroughly recommend this for any child.
My son was recently diagnosed with Aspergers and this is a tremendous tool for calming and focusing him. We discovered his love of timetables when he started Reception as this is a tool used every day at his school. For months now I have been printing out flimsy pieces of paper, cutting them out and sticking them on the wall with blue tack for him - a maddening process! This is exactly what I was looking for - a lovely durable product that is easy to use and delights my son.
This is a great product, especially for a SEN child who may need to feel in control of the order they do things in. We sit down with our daughter & she plans her routine. We find her being in control makes it easier when getting to do's, done.
Mrs J Donnelly