MK Prosopsis

ColorCards Illustrated

ColorCards Illustrated: Skills for Daily Living: In order to show complex and potentially dangerous situations, this unique series of ColorCards uses specially commissioned full-colour illustrations instead of our usual high-quality photographs. The large-format cards depict people of all ages and a range of ethnic backgrounds participating in familiar, everyday situations.

The cards are intended to promote discussion about the activities and behaviours being shown, and can be used with both individuals and groups of all ages to develop social and living skills. The Skills for Daily Living series is ideal for a range of clients including adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders, people with learning disabilities and those recovering from a stroke.

Contents: 44 laminated cards 148 x 210 mm + instruction booklet.

User group: Teachers and therapists working with groups or individuals in the area of personal development, learning disability or head injury.

Personal Safety

The full-colour illustrations show a variety of situations in which people are at risk, either through their own behaviour or that of others.

Each card clearly shows the activity creating the risk and ways of avoiding it.

Images include people of all ages and from a range of ethnic backgrounds.


Buying drugs; talking to strangers; skateboarding in a shopping precinct; lack of hygiene in the kitchen; no seatbelts in a school bus; drinking from a stream; driving too close to a horse rider; not washing hands after using the toilet; blocked fire exit; playing football in the street.

Social Behaviour

These specially commissioned full-colour illustrations show a variety of familiar situations and activities that depend on the awareness of acceptable social behaviour for everyone present to feel at ease.

Some cards show a good understanding of social skills, while others show a poor understanding by one or more people.

On each card, the detailed illustrations show the venue, the activity taking place, the particular behaviour of one or more people, and the effect of this behaviour on others.

The cards also clearly show non-verbal communication such as posture, gesture, facial expression, respecting personal space and appearance.


Disturbing other people, helping a disabled person, jumping a queue, caring for an animal, cheating in an exam, leaving all the work to one person, giving to someone in need, wearing informal clothes at a formal occasion, sexual harassment, patronising an adult.