Visual schedules are prompts that can be used for different activities and tasks – for example, putting on shoes or getting dressed. There are many types of visual schedules that can be used: cards, strips, sheets, posters, baseball card holders, pocket charts and much more.
- break down tasks into easy steps
- provide structure
- teach independence
- increase focus & attention
- support the formation of healthy habits
- reduce cognitive load
- can be used to support daily routines
- prevent meltdowns
- reduce problem behavior
- act as helpful reminders
For more information, check out the Lesson Pix website
If you have tried using a visual schedule but were not successful, consider starting with simple activities your child really enjoys and can do successfully. There are also some good apps for tablets too, such as Visual Schedule Planner and Choiceworks.