If your child needs help with transitions, focus, anxiety, self-management or communication and you have not tried a visual schedule you may be missing out. Seeing what’s next can connect the dots for a child in a way we adults forget exists. Visual behavioral supports are common tool used with kids both on and off the spectrum because kids are generally strong visual learners. While their listening skills are still developing, it makes sense to supplement communication with visual cues that help build your message. However, for kids on the spectrum, visual schedules go far beyond this. They can help tremendously with communication, task execution and self management.
SchKIDules (Schedules for KIDS) offers ready-made magnetic visual schedules for use at home BOTH school AND home. They have daily routines, typical daily activities, and activities geared towards therapies, behavioral prompts and sensory. The magnets can be popped right on to your fridge, a magnetic wall, a white board, or one of their own SchKIDules® displays. They even offer small strips so that you can set up short reminders around the house such as in the bathroom or in your child’s bedroom. SchKIDules Home Bundle recently received the 2017 Creative Child Product of the year award and is a top seller on Amazon. Their entire product line can be found at www.schkidules.com
A Note from Dr. Caldwell of Positively Autism
For information on how I teach children with autism to use visual schedules, please check out this blog post: http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/two-new-schedules-added-to-my-first-then-charts-on-tpt