Daily Living Skills

Many individuals with special needs benefit from picture cards to teach daily living skills because they have trouble processing verbally delivered information, initiating activities, staying focused, and completing every step within a task.  Picture cards can promote accurate and independent completion of daily living activities and thus enhance the individual’s overarching quality of life.  Daily living picture cards can also be integrated into story strips, functional communication systems, and visual schedules. 


General Considerations


View2Do is an online program that lets teachers and parents create customized teaching aids for visual learners.

Picture Cards

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How to use picture cards

Methods of using pictures include schedules to organize activities, strips to tell a story, and individual cards exchanged with another person as a form of visual talking.

Reminder strips

These are shorter strips that help to remind someone how to perform a particular sequence.

Personal Care

Toileting picture cards

Hygiene and grooming picture cards

Clothing picture cards

Dressing and undressing picture cards

Home & School

Food picture cards

School picture cards

Everyday activities picture cards

Leisure activities picture cards

Calendar & Weather

Days and weather picture cards

Holiday and seasonal picture cards

Summer picture cards

Personal Safety

Printable safety signs

Street safety printable cards

Fire Safety Song" with printable cards

Safety skills story strips