This is a simple 5-step swim lesson picture schedule that was created to help a child transition into the swimming pool, listen to the teacher, then transition out of the swimming pool. Simply print out on thick paper (card stock), laminate, review with the child, and take to swim lesson. Another option is to put it inside a water proof bag, like a zipper seal bag, so it can be used in the swimming pool (lamination might leak through).
Inspiration: A young child with autism spectrum disorder needed a visual guide to transition to swim lesson, to attend to the teacher, and to get out of the pool when it was time to go. The swim teacher enjoyed having this accessible during the lesson. She kept it on the side of the pool and even took it into the water when needed, since it was laminated.
Target Group: This is helpful for children who have difficulty transitioning from one activity to the next, such as children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delays or disabilities. To be used by parents, speech therapists, behavior therapists, occupational therapists, etc.
Note: The file is editable -- it is a Word document. Change as you need to!
Created by Kate Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist and developmental psychologist.