As I noted in the first post about mini-schedules , I have broken them down into two different functions. In the last two posts I talked about mini-schedules for tasks—essentially picture task analyses. Many students benefit from having the larger activities of their scheduled day e. We use this strategy frequently for students with behavioral issues to help them understand what is expected before they earn reinforcement or a break.
Visual Schedule Series: Mini Schedules for Activities (and a Freebie!)
Free Printable Visual Schedule For Preschool - No Time For Flash Cards
A visual schedule for those of you new to this term is simply a schedule that is made up of pictures. These are fantastic tools for children to understand what to expect and to prepare for transitions. One way we can help children with transitions, with behavioral expectations, and even separation anxiety is to have a visual schedule available. You can see the Facebook post here: Tips for using visual schedules: Keep it simple. I have a lot of choices in my free printable schedule download, but that was to hit all the important parts of the day for a variety of my readers. Make sure you have all the important transitions you need but no extra. Too many pictures will be just as overwhelming as not knowing what to expect.