Communication Friendly Environments

Visual support

C.F.E | Visual Support | Communication | Environment | Examples


All labels, instructions at eye level height therefore easily seen.

Written instructions have language that is:

  • Simple
  • Unambiguous


  • Entry procedure
  • Push/pull on doors
  • No food
  • No entry
  • Fire procedure


Where possible all the above are supported by visual prompts signs/symbols/photographs

All entrance foyers have:

  • Photographs of staff with names
  • Information boards, organised and accessible, with consistent colour coding for categories

Clear directions to specific areas, e g Reception, Library

  • Coloured arrows indicating the direction to specific areas
  • Consistent colour coding followed

Map of school site available with:

  • Consistent colour coding
  • Door to each area/room displaying photograph /name of teacher(s)

Room/area organised into areas, consistent colour coding followed

Routines displayed and utilized, supported by visual prompts e g

  • Structure of the whole day /lesson
  • Coming into the classroom
  • Getting ready for P.E.

Visual and tangible aids used to support spoken language in a range of contexts e.g. real objects, signs/symbols, photographs.



C.F.E | Visual Support | Communication | Environment | Examples

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