Episode 14: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Visual Schedules in the Autism Classroom

Episode 14 podcast feature image. 5 mistakes people make when using visual schedules.

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Episode Summary:

In this episode, Lisa discusses common mistakes educators make when using visual schedules in autism classrooms. Visual schedules are essential tools for supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by providing structure, promoting independence, and enhancing predictability. However, several mistakes can diminish visual schedule’s effectiveness. Lisa explores these mistakes and offers practical solutions to optimize visual schedules for students with ASD.

Episode Highlights:

  • Individualization is Key: Personalize visual schedules according to each student’s unique needs, communication abilities, and learning styles. Customize using personalized visual supports like photographs, icons, or written words that resonate with each student.
  • Simplicity is Effective: Avoid overcomplicated schedules that can overwhelm students. Keep schedules clear, concise, and easy to understand by using simple language and uncluttered visuals. Break down tasks into manageable steps.
  • Consistency is Crucial: Establish a consistent schedule routine and ensure easy accessibility to visual schedules throughout the day. Regularly review and update schedules to reflect changes in routines or upcoming events.
  • Support Transitions: Integrate transition supports directly into visual schedules using countdown timers, transition warnings, or visual cues. Prepare students in advance for transitions by reviewing the schedule and providing clear expectations.

Resources Mentioned:

Color Coded Visual Schedules

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