Looking for Printable Visual Supports for Kids Yoga?
Several folks have sent e-mails requesting printable versions of some of the visual supports I have made to use in OMazing Kids Yoga so I have uploaded several to this blog in PDF format:
- yoga breathing visual support (flower and candle)
- Social Story “Good Behavior in Yoga Group” with picture symbols
- Peace Tree – guided visualization
- Printable for “Colors” song by Kira Willey
- Sun Printables for Sun Stretch & Breath warm-up in yoga
I used a combination of Boardmaker, MS Word, MS Paint, Google Images and the “snipping tool” in Windows 7 to make these visual supports. Boardmaker is a software program commonly used by Special Education teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists and other therapists to make communication boards, educational materials & visual supports for kids with special needs. Mayer Johnson offers a 30-day free trial of the program (http://www.mayer-johnson.com/downloads/trials/) and free online trainings on how to use it (http://www.mayer-johnson.com/training/recorded/details/id/2189/).
I would LOVE to see examples of visual supports that other folks have made & use in yoga groups with kids and teens! Feel free to post them here on my blog, on my Facebook page or send them to me via e-mail so I can share them 🙂
The “4 B’s of Self Control” is a wonderful support created by Barbara Gini at BodyLogique in collaboration with Lisa Auerbach Baum, OT & owner of KidsPlayWork – Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Here is the PDF version I shared at my presentation at the Oklahoma Autism Conference: 4 B’s of Self Control – A 4-step method for relaxing tension, refocusing & calming.
Together we can create supports that kids with different learning styles or disabilities will need in order to be successfully included in yoga groups….. inclusion of ALL kids should be our goal 🙂 (as you can tell, this is an area that I am passionate about!)
For more details about the importance of using visual supports to be inclusive of different learning styles, see my blog post: https://omazingkidsyoga.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/using-visual-supports-in-yoga-groups-for-kids-teens-being-inclusive-of-learning-styles/
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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