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Picture schedules to help process change to routine

By Alison Mooney

Some people with a disability, in particular people with autism spectrum disorders, who have limited or no language, rely on a picture to process what is going on around them. Some people with a disability, find it difficult to process what day of the week it is and what they are doing, on any given…

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New visuals, developing personal care and daily living skills

By Alison Mooney

Our Organisation aims to provide people with a disability, the visual resources to develop their skills, in all areas of their life. We are excited to share our new visual supports,  the personal care routine keyring. There are two visual routines on one keyring, getting dressed and brushing teeth. Visual aids are a tool used…

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Custom make your own visual communication keyring. Autism & Disability supports

By Alison Mooney

Choose from over 60 images to custom make your own visual, communication and behaviour support  keyring. A visual communication aid for people with Autism and language disorders to be able to carry with them, to express their needs, wants, behaviours, emotions and more. We believe everyone contributes to society and everyone’s situation is unique to…

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How we supported people with a language disability in 2018

By Alison Mooney

Its a wrap! 2018 has been a big year for See-n-Speak. Our Organisation has had a big focus this year on becoming more person centred by supplying people with a Autism, learning and language disabilities with picture communication packs that suit their individual needs. People have told us what pictures they want in their packs…

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How to support someone with a disability to experience new things

By Alison Mooney

I think, I can speak for most of us, we all like routine! Routine is predictable, so it is understandable that people with a disability and limited understanding of verbal communication, like routine. Just because someone has been doing the same thing for a long time, does not mean they enjoy it However, just because…

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Ways visual supports can help with a change to routine

By Alison Mooney

Visual supports are a tool, people with Autism or people with language and learning disorders,  can use a way of communicating. A person can use the picture to say what they want or need and to understand what is happening around them. Visuals can help with understanding the change to routine around school holidays and…

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autism social story blog

How to make your own easy Social Stories

By Alison Mooney

As a mother, I have made some really easy social stories or short stories over the years to explain different situations and events to my son. Short Stories are a fantastic resource to help people that have a poor understanding of oral communication, people with auditory processing impairments such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental…

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How to develop eye contact, naturally – Autism, social anxiety

By Alison Mooney

Eye contact can be difficult for some people, in particular people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, shyness, social anxiety and language disorders. It has even been stated by some people with Autism, that eye contact can in fact be painful. Other research suggests, people with Autism are sensitive to eye contact or eye gazing. Non verbal…

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Autism language choice making skills

Building skills for people to make their own choice

By Alison Mooney

Building choice making skills for people with  Autism, language & learning impairments People with Autism  and language impairments will often choose the same thing and sometimes oppose change. Giving a person with a disability, opportunities to make their own choices, creates independence and more choice and control over their own lives. Hundreds of choices everyday…

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Useful tips supporting adults with a disability

By Alison Mooney

In Australia, a generation of adults living with a disability are now being offered more supports than ever before. Some of this generation of people have not received any early intervention in the past. Women and men still living at home with their parents  or in shared accommodation (group homes) are being supported to access…

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Autism communication wants and needs

Tips communicating wants – Autism Language impairments

By Alison Mooney

Imagine knowing your wants and needs but not being able to verbalise it. Would you be frustrated? I know I would be. It is heartbreaking to see your child or the person you are supporting upset and crying because they want something but can’t say or do not know, how to express what they want.…

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5 ways to prepare for the Easter break – Autism

By Alison Mooney

The Easter period is a  joyous time, a time to celebrate, spend time with family and for most, fill our belly’s with lots of yummy chocolate Easter can also mean for some a time of change, change to routine, change to structure and what makes a person feel safe. For people with Autism and language…

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Testimonials

I wanted to congratulate you

I wanted to congratulate you on making a wonderful communication concept for these kids. I am sure the car keyring and pictures of places to visit will help Toby relieve anxiety on his outing.

Thank you, Sherie & Toby

I really like your products

We started using the calendar and he likes it, sticking pictures on the board because it is how they do it in school. Before we had something similar but I found this much better. When he gets older, we will try using the food folder more. I really like your products and I find them very useful.

Also, my Speech Therapist recommended it.

Regards, Ines