Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Visual Picture Schedules For Children





What is a picture schedule?

A Picture Schedule is a series of pictures that are sequenced in an order either horizontally or vertically for a specific purpose. They can be used in many different ways. Some may show a series of tasks to complete a job or a sequence of activities to do. Picture Schedules can be applied to behavior, curriculum, and therapy.  There is clear research evidence regarding the benefits of using visual schedules with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). 

It tells your child what is going to happen and the order of events. Some of you may have children that are able to memorize a sequence of events. The problem with this is that (especially as they get older) most things in life do not happen in the same order or at the same time every day. This can then lead to behavior problems when unexpected changes occur. Using a visual schedule can develop a positive routine of looking for information and thus increase flexibility and the ability to cope with life’s ups and downs in the future.




What types of picture schedules are there?


-Object schedules:  These are most appropriate for individuals who have few language skills and are mostly non-verbal. The simplest way to use an object schedule is for the parent to hand an object to their son or daughter just before they are about to move to the next activity. The individual then takes the object and uses it in the activity. The main thing to think about with an object schedule is making a list of which objects you are going to use to represent each activity.

-Picture schedules:  You will know if your child is ready for a picture or photograph schedule if they can consistently match pictures or photographs. Your child pulls off the first picture and then goes to the activity that it represents. If your son or daughter is distractible, and likely to lose focus on the way to an activity, you can use a matching picture schedule. In this type of schedule, you place an identical picture in the area they are going to (or at the doorway if for example they are going outside). They then take their picture and match it to the one you have mounted in the area. Velcro can be used to make the pictures stick to each other.

-Sequence picture schedules: This is used with 2 or more pictures with empty boxes above.  Then the child or parent puts them in order of what activities they will perform first, second, and third.

-Strip picture schedules:  The most common ones are steps to completing potty training, hand washing, getting dressed, etc. There is a series of pictures on a strip and after each step has been completed on they take off the picture on the strip.

-Checklist picture schedules: For this picture schedule, there is a list of pictures that are put down vertically.  Then there is an empty box next to each picture.  This is helpful for morning chores, shopping list, steps to be successful in a store or in a restaurant.
You can make a picture schedule for almost any task, chore, schedule.

Who creates the picture schedule?
-Teachers
-Parents
-Caregivers
-Occupational Therapist
-Speech therapists
-Behavior Coaches

Steps to be successful:
-Be consistent. Use it religiously.
-Break down each task to individual steps.
-Make it positive 






Visual Schedules are positive behavioral supports that use pictures to communicate a sequence of events to a child. Children are visual learners and can navigate the world around them better when they can see what you are telling them. Picture schedules help to put the child and the adult on the SAME PAGE with better communication, organization and predictability. Because of this, they are known to reduce stress, build confidence, improve self management and increase compliant behavior.



Picture Schedules For Children 


Plastic Visual ASD Morning Routine (Picture Communication Symbols)
A simple timetabling schedule to make morning routines easier to cope with. If the individual becomes familiar with what to expect, and can view activities for themselves rather than relying on those around them, it allows them a sense of understanding and self determination which can reduce stress. the timetable board has space for up to 5 symbols, and comes with 12 commonly used symbols to describe morning activities for both male and females. This board can also be used with your existing PECS symbols. this product, like all our products, was inspired by some of the difficulties we have gone through in raising our own autistic son over the years, and includes a lot of strategies that have helped him to cope with some of the challenges life can bring. 

SchKIDules 30 Pc Specials Collection Expansion Pack for Visual Schedules, Kids Calendars and Behavior Charts: 30 Special Needs Themed Activity Magnets
30 Piece expansion pack for the easy creation of a visual schedule.
Great for use with kids who thrive on visual communication
Develop routines and good habits with children with the use of this positive behavioral supports
2" x 2" in size, thick and laminated with a dry erase friendly finish
Use on SchKIDules display boards or ANY magnetically receptive surface (refrigerator, cookie sheet, dry erase boards, etc)

Shower Chart. Ideal for Children with Autism or Special Needs. Helps with Teaching Self Care. PECS Charts, Visual Schedules, Aids
HOM Charts help with early childhood development. Designed for Parents, by Parents of Children with Special Needs. 100% Sealed and Laminated so it can be put up safely in the shower. Help your children learn to shower on their own with our step-by-step system. As Parents of a Child with Autism, Charts and Schedules have been crucial in raising our children. Your child will enjoy following along and gain confidence as they learn to take care of themselves. Universal Charts are helpful for all Children not just those with Special Needs. Now parents can relax knowing they don't have to complete every phase of showering with their Children as our system helps them to complete these tasks themselves. It is used in ABA and OT, and is a helpful tool for any Family. With HOM's all new Step-By-Step Chart System Parents can be comforted as you see your Child grow in independence and confidence. 


ASD Visual Schedule for Home
A picture schedule of 35 Widgit(T) word and symbol cards that together create a visual schedule board for use at home. Symbols measure approximately 6 x 5cm. The symbols are printed on sturdy 600gsm card and come with two foamex boards on which you can display up to 10 symbols at once. Simply display attach the boards to the wall and use the symbols in whatever order you like to communicate what is going to be happening that day. The symbols are attached to the boards using VELCRO Brand hook and loop which allows you to easily change them around as you need to. ASD visual schedules have had great success in helping individuals understand their daily routine and therefore ease anxiety. This makes a great starter pack for anyone new to using visual cards and makes a great visual schedule for kids. 

Autism Supplies & Developments Plastic Visual Weekly Planner
This product is perfect for those that need to know what is coming up, and also for introducing the basic concepts of the passage of time. With 7 columns, one for each day of the week, the key events for each day can be attached to the board with the enclosed hook and loop fastenings. This promotes forward planning, and encourages the taking of responsibility. One of our most popular products, this A3 sized plastic board is perfect for attaching to the wall or keeping in a clearly visible place to make it easy to refer to quickly. The board comes with a massive 24 pre-printed plastic symbols, ensuring it caters also for events that happen multiple times per week (e.g. school). Both the board and the symbols are made from plastic, meaning they are durable and extremely hard wearing. Designed initially for autistic children, it has been used successfully with a wide age range and also alternative diagnoses such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and even dementia. Being made from plastic means that both the board and symbols are flexible, yet remain strong and extremely durable. 


Plastic Visual ASD Getting Dressed Schedule (Picture Communication Symbols)
This product is a simple vertical scheduling board which helps to encourage independent dressing. It has space for a five stage dressing process, and comes with 12 common clothing symbols to choose from to use with the board. It can also be used with your existing PECS library. It is suitable for both males and females. this product, like all our products, was inspired by some of the difficulties we have gone through in raising our own autistic son over the years, and includes a lot of strategies that have helped him to cope with some of the challenges life can bring.  

SchKIDules Visual Schedules for Kids 87Pc Education Collection for Classroom Supports & Homeschool Organization: 66 School-Themed Picture Magnets +21 Headings for Preschool, Special Ed & Autism
INSTANT VISUAL SCHEDULE: Use the 66 education themed activity icons in combination with the 21 headings on any magnetic surface for multiple school day schedule options
CLASSROOM or HOMESCHOOL: Use for an individual student or small group in a classroom or homeschool organization - support IEPs and make sense of hybrid schools schedules
Posting a schedule for a child to reference throughout the day means knowing where to look for answers instead of disrupting the learning process with questions

Plastic Visual ASD Now, Next And Later Board (Picture Communication Symbols)
A simple timetabling tool, designed to make transitions from one activity to another easier for the individual to cope with. If someone understands what to expect, and can view activities for themselves rather than relying on those around them, it allows them a sense of understanding and self determination which can reduce stress. This A5 board has space for the current activity (now), the following activity (next), and also an activity that will take place later on that day (later). A simpler board is also available with just the ‘now’ and ‘next’ activities. This board can also be used with your existing PECS symbols. this product, like all our products, was inspired by some of the difficulties we have gone through in raising our own autistic son over the years, and includes a lot of strategies that have helped him to cope with some of the challenges life can bring.  

Plastic Visual ASD Evening Routine (Picture Communication Symbols PCS)
A simple timetabling schedule to make evening routines easier to cope with. If the individual becomes familiar with what to expect, and can view activities for themselves rather than relying on those around them, it allows them a sense of understanding and self determination which can reduce stress. The timetable board has space for up to 5 symbols, and comes with 12 commonly used symbols to describe evening activities for both male and females. This board can also be used with your existing symbols. This product, like all our products, was inspired by some of the difficulties we have gone through in raising our own autistic son over the years, and includes a lot of strategies that have helped him to cope with some of the challenges life can bring. 

Plastic Visual ASD Toilet Schedule (Picture Communication Symbols)
This all in one, hygienically waterproof simple board clearly illustrates the stages involved in going to the toilet. this board is designed to be attached next to the toilet, acting as a visual prompt to encourage independence in personal care, affording individuals the greatest degree of dignity possible. this product, like all our products, was inspired by some of the difficulties we have gone through in raising our own autistic son over the years, and includes a lot of strategies that have helped him to cope with some of the challenges life can bring. 

A SchKlDule [Skid-jual] is a magnetic visual schedule for kids that uses pictures of daily activities and tasks to communicate a sequence of events to a child. Kids are visual learners and evidence shows visual schedules positively and clearly reinforce expectations in a manner a child can more easily understand. This understanding leads to less stress, improved cooperation, increased independence, lower anxiety and fewer meltdowns. Which is why it works great with toddlers in the autism spectrum.
SchKIDules Deluxe Box Set features 132 home, school and special needs themed activity magnets plus 21 headings magnets. This Deluxe set caters to kids who may have more on their schedule than others, have added special education or IEP needs and for kids who could also benefit from the use of behavioral prompts.




HOM Charts help with early childhood development. Designed for Parents, by Parents of Children with Special Needs. 100% Sealed and Laminated so it can safely get wet in the shower, tub, or near the sink. Help your children learn to shower, bathe, brush their teeth, wash their hands, and urinate on their own with our step-by-step system. As Parents of a Child with Autism, Charts and Schedules have been crucial in raising our children. Your child will enjoy following along and gain confidence as they learn to take care of themselves. Universal Charts are helpful for all Children not just those with Special Needs. Now parents can relax knowing they don't have to complete every phase of personal hygiene with their Children as our system helps them to complete these tasks themselves. It is used in ABA and OT, and is a helpful tool for any Family. 

SchKIDules Visual Schedule for Kids Home Bundle: Daily Calendar and Weekly Progress Chart 
BEHAVIORAL GAME CHANGER: A must have for parents with a strong-willed child, type-A child, distracted or forgetful child, visual learner, child with ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum
SPEAKS YOUR KIDS LANGUAGE: Kids are very visual and they "get" pictures-receptive communication is stronger when they can see what your telling them putting everyone on the same page
Visual Schedule For Kids Home Bundle
Included in the HOME BUNDLE are:
1 Two-Sided 18"x12" Activity Board
72 Home-Themed Activity Magnets listed below
21 Headings Visual Magnets
36 Blue and Red Star Magnets
NOTE: for special needs magnets, please see our Deluxe Bundle or Specials Expansion Pack





EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN A VISUAL SCHEDULE: Each kit comes in a strong & durable storage box. -1 Plastic Schedule strip 18”x5” inch height with a choice of 1 or 2 hook strip (rough) attached. -1 Removable all-done caddy box. -1 Adjustable loop to hang anywhere on the wall -3 Strong magnetic backings adhere firmly to any flat metal surface and on the fridge-1 First-Then card for harder task & reward reminders -5 Fun categories included: Home Activities -Chores -School Subjects -Places to Go -Reinforcers and 5 White Extra Blank Plastic Cards for your own customization needs, a total of 125 Plastic cards!!! See pictures for further details. * if you need a similar kit less expensive, please see my store for a lower cost schedule kit made out of laminated material.

SchKIDules Visual Schedules for Kids 93 Pc Home Collection for Daily Routines, Behavioral Supports & Communication: 72 Home-Themed Picture Magnets +21 Headings for Children, ADHD & Visual Learners
READY-MADE: Enjoy the easy setup of an instant visual schedule or kids calendar on any magnetic surface using the included 72 Home-themed magnets and 21 headings
CUSTOMIZE YOUR LOOK AND PURPOSE: 21 Headings allow you to set up everything from To Do Lists, to Routine Teachers to Weekly Schedules and easily change it from day to day
PLAYS TO YOUR CHILD'S STRENGTHS: Kids are very visual and receptive communication is stronger when they can see what your telling them - leading to better cooperation and task execution





 Laminate Girl Cartoon Daily Visual Schedule Kit -Great Behavior Tool for All Children to Learn and Gain Independence & Structure
Why Use Visual Schedules ????? Everyone needs a schedule and children often rely on visuals to gather information to understand their daily task. If your child works well with a daily schedule as a pose of a weekly planner this schedule is perfect for you. Very simple and easy to use.
BENEFIT OF A DAILY SCHEDULE: Childs day becomes predictable, which can ease anxiety and manage undesired behaviors. Makes abstract time concepts more concrete. With the ability to put the finished task in an all done box, children gain greater sense of gratification and completion. Encourages children to independently accomplish their daily tasks without constant verbal reminders. Motivates children to stay organized, builds self-esteem.