Mix of Types of Full-Day Visual Schedules
Left-to-Right Full-Day Visual Schedules
In this picture you can see typical top to bottom schedules and you get to see what we did before we had color printers (OK, stop laughing–it wasn’t that long ago). We printed or copied (yes we used to copy them from books before computers, when we didn’t draw them) the visuals on colored copy paper.
Written Moveable Full-Day Visual Schedules
This student was able to read, but still really needed the activity of carrying the visual and checking into the activity to make it to the right place independently. So we made him a schedule with written words. We put matching words on the check-in stations (along with the pictures for other students in the class who needed them). He was able to know where to go without the pictures, but you want to make sure that the student really comprehends the words before switching him to a written schedule. Remember that the schedule should always be easier to use than the child is able on his BEST day. This means it can be used easily on his worst day independently.A student's schedule should always be easier to use than the child is able on his BEST day
Written Check-off Full-Day Visual Schedule
Resources for Full-Day Visual Schedules
So that gives you a taste of the way individual schedules can be used and the variety. In the next post, I’ll focus on the use of group visual schedules. In the meantime, check out my visual schedule bundles for all ages on TPT if you are interested the schedules that you have seen in some of the pictures, . The books linked below are also useful to get started with visual schedules.
Then, hop over to the next post in this series to see more examples of visual schedules.
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Until next time,