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These boards support children with limited social communication and confidence who need visual reinforcement to seek help from adults. They are also useful in pre-school settings with young children. Many children can become distressed or even exhibit challenging behaviour when unable to communicate their needs. These resources can help the child by explicitly and visually signposting them to the most appropriate adult who can help them. For a few children they may rely on pointing at the image representing their need. Some of the resources have images that should work for most children. However, some children, particularly those on the autistic spectrum, may need more individualised images. These often need to be a photograph of the actual place or the specific thing. Sometimes photographs may also need to include the child.


Monster Need Tell Bag

Monster Need Tell Coat

Visual resource with monster characters to help child ask adult for their bag.


Monster Need Tell Blank

Monster Need Tell Blank

This resource with monster characters is blank so that you can add your own images.


Monster Need Tell Coat

Monster Need Tell Coat

Visual resource with monster characters to help child ask adult for their coat.



Monster Need Tell Drink

Monster Need Tell Drink

Visual resource with monster characters to help child ask adult for drink.


Monster Need Tell Lunch

Monster Need Tell Lunch

Visual resource with monster characters to help child ask adult about lunch.


Monster Need Tell Pencil

Monster Need Tell Drink

Visual resource with monster characters to help child ask adult for pencil.


Monster Need Tell Toilet

Monster Need Tell Drink

Visual resource with monster characters to help child ask an adult when they need the toilet.


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Some images used in these resources courtesy of classroomclipart.com and clipartpal.