Review of the Up-to-Date Visual Support Research

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Abstract

The use of visual support methods is recognized as an effective strategy for helping children and adults with develop­mental disabilities. In autism spectrum disorders visual methods aimed to work with the main difficulties reducing the quality of life: problems of communication, development of academic and social skills, problem behavior. The task of summarizing the results of visual support studies is topical. This review discusses modern foreign and Russian studies on the use of visual support in the educational and the psychological practice. The age composition of the sample, the design of the studies, the types of visual support used the context in which it was used and the tasks it was designed to solve are analyzed: learning disabilities, challenging behavior, communication.

General Information

Keywords: visual support, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disorders, learning disabilities, problem behavior, communication skills

Journal rubric: Education & Intervention Methods

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2023210107

Funding. The study was conducted as a part of the Project of Sberbank Charitable Foundation “Contribution to the Future”(agreement IS/09-2021 dated October 05, 2021)

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful to the Chairman of the Board of the Center for Curative Pedagogics Anna Bitova for the support during the study

Received: 26.01.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Maltseva N.A., Melnikova D.A. Review of the Up-to-Date Visual Support Research. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2023. Vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 59–67. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2023210107. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia A. Maltseva, clinical psychologist, Regional non-profit social organization “Center for Curative Pedagogics”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9801-6024, e-mail: nataly-mal@ccp.org.ru

Daria A. Melnikova, clinical psychologist, Regional non-profit social organization “Center for Curative Pedagogics”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0002-7996-5878, e-mail: d.melnikova@ccp.org.ru

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