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I teach in a school for children who primarily have Autism. I've got six of the greatest kids you can ever meet. They each have their own personalities and it's amazing to watch them learn, especially when they have the "ah-ha" moment. They do, however, find it difficult to communicate if they don't have the words or the picture that represents what they want to say. They get really frustrated, and that's when the negative behaviors come out. Meanwhile, if I just had a picture of what they were trying to say, all of the frustration could have been avoided. I've set up a board of tons of pictures that represent people, actions, foods, activities, classes, etc. That's only a quarter of what I have up - it gets difficult to organize and go through every single picture if there is something specific that they are looking for, which in turn could lead to more frustration. We are back to square one.

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I teach in a school for children who primarily have Autism. I've got six of the greatest kids you can ever meet. They each have their own personalities and it's amazing to watch them learn, especially when they have the "ah-ha" moment. They do, however, find it difficult to communicate if they don't have the words or the picture that represents what they want to say. They get really frustrated, and that's when the negative behaviors come out. Meanwhile, if I just had a picture of what they were trying to say, all of the frustration could have been avoided. I've set up a board of tons of pictures that represent people, actions, foods, activities, classes, etc. That's only a quarter of what I have up - it gets difficult to organize and go through every single picture if there is something specific that they are looking for, which in turn could lead to more frustration. We are back to square one.

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