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A visit to the doctor can be a stressful experience for any child, but for a child with an autism spectrum disorder, the experience can be terrifying, thus making it especially difficult for parents and medical staff. Children on the autism spectrum may feel increased anxiety when encountering new environments. Predictability and motivation may help counteract the anxiety. The use of visual systems, as seen here, help provide necessary support to make a visit to the doctor more predictable and easier to manage.

View2DoNeed more Picture Cards?
View2Do is an online program that lets you create customized teaching aids for visual learners.

View2Do gives schools and families a powerful tool to create, share, network, and teach, all in an engaging visual medium ideal for students with learning and communication differences. Teachers will love how easy it is to make great-looking learning tools and collaborate with their colleagues. Students will love the clear, easy-to-use, and visually engaging learning supports that are customized just for them.

Learn more about View2do!

Three formats are provided depending on the comprehension level of the child.
(1) picture (2) picture with word (3) written. An abbreviated icon library is also provided so parents can tailor the information to meet the specific needs of their children.

Thanks to the Autism Society of North Carolina for contributing this as part of their project to provide physician support.