Why implement a visual schedule in your classroom?
Improves receptive language
Expands child’s interests
Reduces inappropriate behaviours caused by anxiety
Develops independence, organization – put it in the IEP!
One schedule does not fit all, and just like any other teaching tool schedules need to be differentiated to fit the individual needs of each of your students. Don’t make all your schedules look the same! Making a variety of different schedules (i.e. reading up/down, left/right) to help your students generalize this skill. Below are some examples of visual schedules I use in my ASD class: