Guided Learning

How it Works

What is Guided Learning?

Guided Learning is an easy-to-use system of visual aid training tools designed for parents of young children and children with special needs such as Autism. Using a system of glossy Routines and Rewards posters, the Guided Learning system includes visual aids and picture cards to make it easy for a child to understand the task that they must perform as part of their every day routine, and the reward they receive for doing it.

What are the different types of charts?

Routines

Guided Learning Visual Aids can be customised for each family’s needs with a choice to suit the child’s gender. You can also choose between A4 or A3 sizes for travelling convenience and to suit your available space at home. Charts included are Morning Routine, Afternoon Routine, Bathtime Routine, Bedtime Routine, Going Out, Daily Schedule and Packing My Bag.

Rewards

Once tasks are completed your child can be rewarded with a Smiley Face, Star or another reward or picture. The child accumulates image rewards to earn an overall reward, such as going to the park, bowling, computer time or a favourite food.


What our customers say

“Visual charts are absolutely amazing for children who struggle with verbal prompts and these charts from guided learning are outstanding. They allow flexibility so that you can change the order of things, really high quality materials and clear for children to see. As an early years teacher for many years they are a fantastic product to use from home as well as in day care and have worked a treat for me!”

Nanny Claire

“These charts transformed our household from chaos in the morning to a happy time and put a
stop to lateness for school.”

Linda Simonsen

“The charts were so helpful for getting my kids out the door in the morning! They also took the pressure off me repeating myself all the time! The girls find it fun and get rewarded at the end of the week. Such a great idea.”

Ali De Vos

“These charts simplify a morning routine and allow the kids to easily manage their responsibilities. Especially for my younger children, having the consistent routine has decreased fights and made it a much smoother transition to school.”

Dr Rebecca Spicer


Will it work for my child?

Guided Learning was developed by an Australian mother experienced in dealing with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The system has proven to be successful in child behaviour management. It is useful for parents of young children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome.

What research supports Guided Learning?

There is extensive research into child behaviour management that encourages the use of visual schedules and routine and reward charts.

Using visual supports with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

“Visual schedules (e.g., daily schedule, minischedule) can help children with disabilities anticipate the order of events and activities, and increase independence”

- Cohen & Sloan, 2007

Visual Supports for Students with Autism

“According to Hodgdon (2000), visual supports, when implemented correctly, allow students with autism the freedom to engage in life, regardless of impairment.”

- Hodgdon, 2000

Visual Supports for Students with Autism

“Rao and Gagie (2006) indicated that educators have noted that when visual schedules are posted, the amount of stress, anxiety, and behavioral outbursts is significantly reduced.”

- Rao and Gagie, 2006