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Environmental Supports

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  1. Environmental Supports Globe Star, LLC

  2. Why use supports • Environmental supports enhance the individual’s ability to be more adaptable in accepting change and to be more interdependent with others.

  3. Four General Categories • Temporal • Procedural • Spatial • Assertion

  4. How Supports Assist the Individual • Take into account the individual’s sensory needs, • His/her need to understand the passage of time, • His/her modes of learning and strengths, and • His/her need for accurate, reliable information

  5. Temporal Supports • Organize the sequence of time and time frames • Examples: schedules, completion guidelines, waiting supports, and strategies for accepting changes

  6. Schedules Visual schedule

  7. Completion Guidelines Visual cards and visual cues

  8. Waiting Supports Waiting situations and visual cards and cues

  9. Strategies for Accepting Changes Visual cards

  10. Procedural Supports • Organize the relationship between steps of an activity or relationships between objects and people • Can include clarification about routines, personal possessions, or privacy

  11. Routines Organizing the sequence with visual cues

  12. Possession Visual supports that will help to convey clear meaning

  13. Privacy Ethics of touching

  14. Spatial Supports • Provide specific information regarding the organization of the environment • Include information about the location of objects • Can assist the individual in becoming comfortable with a situation that is over stimulating - sensory overload • Can clarify places for keeping personal belongings - personal spaces • Can help the individual understand his spatial relationship to others

  15. Location Creating an ordered and planned environment

  16. Supports for Sensory Overload Visual cues along with a sensory diet prescription

  17. Personal Spaces Responsibility for transporting personal property and returning it

  18. Relationship to Others Spatial cues

  19. Assertion Supports • Help the individual initiate and exert control • Assist the individual in making choices and maintaining self-control

  20. Making Choices Visual and verbal supports

  21. Self-Control “Taking a Break”, “Quiet Place” &/or “Safe Place”