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Individual Schedules

The most common sort of visuals used in special and autism education is complete individual schedules. There is a wide range of visual schedules used for several purposes and reasons. Before knowing the full-day individual visual schedules, you need to learn the basic form of first-then schedules to understand them clearly.

What Is an Individual Full-Day Schedule For Autism Education?

These types of full-day individual schedules are commonly referred to while conversing about the use of visual schedules. An individual schedule is mainly used to educate one person (a student with autism), and it’s individualized to meet one student’s needs and purpose only.

A full-day individual schedule signifies the activities performed in the general education, self-contained special program or resource classroom of the school. The teacher needs to select an individual visual schedule to provide the student with ASD a guide to performing several activities in the school and after-school activities. Families can also create a child’s individual schedules for conducting activities at home.

Typically, there is a word, picture, photograph or object to conduct each activity and the student refers to the schedule for each rotation within the class.

For most students with autism, it is a wise idea to start with an individual vertical schedule as it is proven to ensure the mental growth of the student.

Different Types of Individual Visual Schedule for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

For some special children, too much information is overwhelming and complex to interpret. And so, parents and educators need to understand which sort of individual schedules is best for the child.

Here are some common sorts of individual visual schedules to make the right choice –

  1. Object Schedules
  2. Picture Schedules
  3. First-Then Individual Schedules
  4. Color-Coded Picture Schedules
  5. Binder Picture Schedules
  6. Real Photo Schedules
  7. Paper Picture Schedules
  8. Written Paper Schedules

Most students with ASD require individual visual schedules to assist them to acquire skills in school and after-school/ extracurricular activities.

The team of CASE has years of experience working with educators, parents, and peer supports to assist children with ASD in various ways. We are committed to empowering children with autism with evidenced based strategies, peer support, scheduling interventions, and school support services.


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