1. Visual schedules provide an overview of what a child can anticipate throughout the day. 

  2. Visual tools provide the steps necessary to complete a task. It gives the cues for the task such as materials, times, and the language. It will help both a verbal and nonverbal child gain an understanding of what is expected. 

  3. Visual schedule promotes independence. It allows a child to independently transition from one task/event from another without the assistance of others. 

When implemented, visual schedules will…

•Reinforce the importance of structure, such as,
•Activities occurring throughout the day
•New activities that will occur
•The start and end times of each activity
•The sequence of events/activities
•Help children transition smoothly through each activity/lesson
•Help alleviate any worry or anxiety
•Allow the child to be integrated into the process of the day
•Enforce the need for cooperation throughout the day

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