Imagine during the course of the day you have no idea what is expected of you. Moving from one activity to the next depending on others to inform you of your daily plans. there are many benefits to using visual schedules especially for autistic children and adults. Studies show that many people diagnosed with autism experience high levels of anxiety often caused by unstructured activities.
Visual schedules are a way to communicate an activity through the use of images, symbols, photos, words, numbers and drawings that will help a child or adult follow rules and guidelines and understand what is expected during the course of the day.
Th following are resources containing information on creating visual schedules and free printables:
8 types of visual student schedules
Daily visual schedule for kids free printable
Examples of classroom and individual schedule and activity cards
Free visual schedule printables to help kids with daily routines
How to templates- visual schedules
How to use visuals purposefully and effectively
Using visual schedules: A guide for parents
Visual supports and autism spectrum disorders
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