This visual was created by my friend and Education Assistant extraordinaire, Lynne-Mari. It beautifully sums up one of the main benefits of using visuals.
We can get frustrated at times when we know that our students have heard the words we are saying and yet are not responding to them as we feel they should. It can help to remember that just because a student is able to hear your words, does not guarantee the student has processed your words. Visuals help increase the chance that our message is understood – not simply heard.