My favourite schedule so far because I've used it with my own kiddies (5 years and 3 years old!) xx
This download includes plenty to get you started using a visual schedule to support independence, routine understanding, following instructions and self-care skills.
You will find coloured and print-friendly black and white boards - both with and without a sample morning routine. There are also 15 picture symbols representing routine activities for you to use when developing a personalised schedule.
How to use the visual schedule:
- plan out the steps involved in the routine
- add symbols in the order that activities should be completed
- direct and redirect the student's attention to the schedule, as needed. This may be at the beginning of the routine, after each task is completed, as attention levels drop, and/or if the routine changes.
- Have the schedule at the student's level and encourage them to look at and/or touch the symbols as you verbally label the activity needing completion. For example, 'First, make bed'.
Some tips to remember:
- Always use speech WITH gestures to support language development
- Remember to give your student time to become familiar with the symbols and the schedule.
- Laminating each symbol and using velcro on the symbols and schedule will help to keep the schedule both flexible to any changes and extend its longevity!