Visual Picture Schedules & Schedule Tools 




 


Children with  sensory processing disorder  may struggle with daily tasks like routines and following with instructions. This is why using visual schedules can be so beneficial for children.

Visual schedules are tools that help with sensory difficulties, especially children, to better understand expectations, manage their time, and regulate their sensory input. 

There are several different types of visual schedules like photos, drawings, or written words, and are displayed in a sequence that outlines the daily tasks and activities. 

A visual schedule is a set of visual aids that helps a child understand daily routines, activities and their transitions. They provide predictability for a child and consistency throughout a child's day. 
happy little boy with sensory processing disorder holding visual picture schedule with a crayon  visual picture schedules




Visual schedules usually are pictures or symbols for each task or activity in a child's day. They are arranged in a order as they are going to happen. Visual picture schedules can be used in many different ways to help children know what is coming next and provide them with a sense of control over what is happening in their life. 

These visual schedules can help reduce anxiety and frustration for children by giving them some predictability or structure. A visual schedule show a child visually what is going to happen and the order of events.



happy little girl with sensory processing disorder holding visual picture schedule benefits of pictore schedules diagram
When changes happen in a child's life unexpectedly it can lead to a child having a meltdown or display some behavior problems. Using a visual schedule can develop a positive routine and the ability to cope with changes easier in their daily routines. 

Visual schedules can be very beneficial for children who struggle with sensory processing differences because they provide a solid visual of what is expected of them. This is especially helpful for children who struggle with language and communication, as visual schedules do not require verbal instructions. Through visual cues, children with sensory challenges can better understand what is expected of them and can follow along. 



There are a lot of resources online to help parents and teachers create visual schedules for children with sensory processing disorder. One popular tool is the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which uses pictures or symbols to assist with communication and understanding. This system is often used for children with communication challenges, including those with sensory processing disorder. 



Another useful resource is the Boardmaker software, which allows users to create visual schedules with customizable pictures and symbols. This software is widely used in schools and therapy settings to create visual aids for children with various developmental needs.

Visual schedules use pictures and symbols that can be easier for children with sensory processing issues to understand. This can improve their understanding of daily routines and tasks and help them with communication. 

Visual schedules provide structure and predictability for children with sensory processing disorder and help reduce their anxiety and sensory meltdowns.
young child girl wearing party hat with sensory processing disorder holding visual picture schedule calendar days of the month




When children know what to expect in their day, they are less likely to become overwhelmed. Children who struggle with sensory difficulties can become more independent when they complete tasks and activities on their daily visual schedules. This can really help children by boosting their self-esteem and self-confidence.

Visual schedules can also assist children with sensory processing disorder to manage their time better. When a child has visuals of daily tasks and activities, they can better pace themselves and stay on their daily routines. 



mom with her son who has sensory processing disorder  looking in homework bag with visual 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 made to be a positive visual support. Picture schedules help to put the child and an adult on the same page with better communication, organization and predictability. This can reduce a child's stress, build a child's confidence, improve a child's self management. 




Visual Picture Schedules & Schedule Tools 


Visual Schedule for Kids, 62 Autism Routine Chart Cards Autism Learning Materials Kids Visual Behavioral Tool Wall Planner with 1 Background Plastic Strips Hook and 65 Loop Dots for Home School (Blue)
Package Contents: you will get 62 visual behavior schedule charts for kids, 1 background plastic strip and enough number of dot stickers, equipped with a suitable sized PVC box with enough space to store all your cards, and there has a rope for easy hanging; Sufficient quantity and nice combinations can easily meet your daily study use
Reliable Quality: the bendable visual schedule for toddlers are made of quality material, sturdy, reliable, and waterproof, will not easy to tear or wrinkle, and comes with a sufficient amount of dot glue for easy sticking; These cards are well cut, can be applied and removed multiple times with the included hook and loop tapes













Visual Schedule For Home Visual Wall Planner by Create Visual Aids for autism, adhd, aspergers, send, speech and language
Create calmer and happier transitions at home and less stress for the whole family by reducing your child’s anxiety.
This is a visual wall planner, or daily routine chart, of 35 picture cards plus two foamex boards which attach to one another using VELCRO Brand hook and loop. The visual schedule can display up to 10 cards at once and these can easily be changed around thanks to the VELCRO Brand hook and loop stuck to the back of the cards and the boards.
Features clear visual symbols that have specifically been designed with communication in mind. The characters in our visual aids are age neutral, meaning they are suitable for children or adults.
Cards are made from sturdy, waterproof, durable plastic that does not tear.







Visual Schedule for Kids - 72 Picture Magnets to Create Your own Daily Schedule Chart for Kids Around Your Home (Includes Morning and Bedtime Activities) - Cards are Autism ASD and ADHD Friendly
Create a kids schedule board for home using our simple magnets. The magnets are used as visual supports for creating routines for morning , after school and evening activities
Our routine chart for kids are very simple. They offer less distraction which makes them easier for kids to follow. A great way to introduce them to the world of independence.
Our 72 magnets provide a variety of activities to choose from. Create a daily routine for your kids which can be displayed in any room and be a visual reminder of their daily activities










Cushy Pal Sensory Weighted Lap Pad 5lbs, 24 x 20 Inches, Schedule of Daily Activity Illustrated in Drawings & Words Empower Kids to Manage Own Routines. Minky Soft and Dotted Surface
Calming and Focusing: Does your child experience restlessness, fidgeting or an inability to concentrate in stressful environments? The Cushy Pal Weighted Lap Pad helps to calm your child and improve his/her focus through a process called deep pressure input.
Daily Routine: Does your child struggle with his/her daily routine? The visual schedule represented with drawings and words is a powerful tool that can assist your child in performing complex tasks, organize his/her day, or follow a routine. It provides structure and routine, encourages independence, builds confidence, and prevents frustration, confusion, and anxiety.







35 Pieces Visual Schedule Cards for Kids Routine Cards Home Chore Chart Routine Cards Autism Learning Materials with 35 Pieces Hook and Loop Dots for Kids, Classroom School(Blue)
Products Include: you will get 35 pieces of visual schedules for kids, come with 2 background plastic strips and 35 pieces of hook and loop dots, enough quantity and nice combinations to meet your daily learning use
Reliable Quality: these wall planners are made of PVC material, which are sturdy, waterproof and will not easy to tear or crease; Cards were well cut and can be stuck and removed many times by using the included hook and loop tape
Functional: the homeschool organization consists of 35 different cards, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, teeth brushing, bathing, school, cleaning, swimming, shopping, walking, stories, etc., can be applied to all aspects of life










Visual Schedule for Kids, 62 Autism Routine Chart Cards Autism Learning Materials Kids Visual Behavioral Tool Wall Planner with 1 Background Plastic Strips Hook and 65 Loop Dots for Home School (Red)
Package Contents: you will get 62 visual behavior schedule charts for kids, 1 background plastic strip and enough number of dot stickers, equipped with a suitable sized PVC box with enough space to store all your cards, and there has a rope for easy hanging; Sufficient quantity and nice combinations can easily meet your daily study use
Reliable Quality: the bendable visual schedule for toddlers are made of quality material, sturdy, reliable, and waterproof, will not easy to tear or wrinkle, and comes with a sufficient amount of dot glue for easy sticking; These cards are well cut, can be applied and removed multiple times with the included hook and loop tapes







SchKIDules Visual Schedule for Kids Home Bundle: Daily Calendar and Weekly Progress Chart w/18" Reversible Folding Board & 129 Magnets for Visual Supports, Children, ADHD and Autism Schedules
Right out of the box you can try so many visual schedule set ups with your child to test which one achieves your behavioral goals
With our dual purpose board, 21 unique headings and activities magnets that span from simple routines to chores, this visual schedule offers many functions for multiple ages
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











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. 







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. 








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. 







Magnetic Kids Chore Cards for Visual Schedules, Daily Routines Fridge Magnet for Kids Calendars and Behavior Charts, UCMD 40 PCS Chore Cards with Pictures
Colorful image design: These visual schedule cards with simple image, to help kids easily understand and remember what's next and what's expected to do
Multi-purpose: These Daily Routines Cards can be used for teacher teaching, parents taking care of kids, children having fun, etc. The 3 pcs blank cards support DIY writing and dry erase to meet different teaching needs
Strong magnetic: With these magnetic task cards, you can stick on refrigerator, whiteboard, chalkboard, or kids calendar board, behavior charts to help your kids, students develop good habits










Easy Daysies Starter Kit The Original Daily Visual Schedule
Easy Daysies Kit: Designed to help keep kiddos on track during morning, day & night, this routine training kit and activity charts includes a visual routine tracker board +18 magnetic task labels
Kids Schedule Board for Home: Measuring 16"L x 8"W, the visual kids schedule chart is the right size for a daily snapshot without overwhelming tiny tots or autistic kids that use as an autism planner
Schedule Magnets for Kids: Use the visual routine magnets to adjust tasks according to the time of day. For mornings, bedtime routine chart for toddlers, school day, calendar or after school routine







Visual Schedule for Kids Autism Learning Materials 35 Pieces Multiple Kids Routine Cards Visual Wall Planner, 2 Chore Chart Schedule Board, 2 Rough Strips, 35 Hook and Loop Dots for Children
Package Includes: you can get 35 pieces of visual schedule cards, 2 pieces of rough strips, 2 pieces of schedule boards and 35 pieces of hook and loop dots in the package, enough quantity and rich combination can meet your daily use and learning needs
Quality Material: these communication cards are made of quality PP material and the communication boards are made of PVC, which are sturdy, waterproof and will not tear or crease easily; The communication cards were well cut and can be stuck and removed many times with the included hook and loop dots









35 Pcs Visual Chore Charts Visual Schedule Cards for Kids Autism Learning Materials Visual Behavioral Tool Planner Kids Routine Cards Board 2 Strips Hook and 35 Loop Dot(Simple Style)
Package Includes: you will receive 35 pieces of kids routine cards, 2 pieces of kids schedule boards and 35 pieces of hook and loop dots, providing comprehensive materials for chore chart for kids to use and study in daily life
Reliable Material: these schedule planner for kids are made of PVC material, sturdy and waterproof, not easy to break and deform; Those cards are also with smooth edges and can be repeatedly pasted or removed with hook and loop dots







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.  









49PCS ASD Visual Schedule for Kids Daily Toddlers Behavior Schedule Chart Routine Cards for Kids Removable Children ADHD Autism Schedules with Back Board and Hook and Loop, ASD Sensory (Cool Style)
What will you get: you will receive a big back board with 49 pieces kids schedule chart cards, 4 pieces hook and loop tapes, and 72 pieces round hook and loop dots; The complete package can better help ASD kids manage and control their daily behavior
Customized visual schedule cards: compared with other visual schedule cards, these cards are divided into 4 parts, including behavior, weather, to-do items, and time, which help children better understand daily behavior; And vivid and bright pictures can easily attract children's attention







Richardy 45PCS/Set Daily Routines Kids Gifts English Flash Cards Pocket Card Educational Learning Toys for Children Pre-School Educational
44 Pcs/set Daily Routines flash cards for toddlers 4-6 years
Only 4.33 x 3.14 inch(110mm X 80mm), This Flashcards is easy for you to carry and teach and play with your child everywhere.These toddlers flash cards are one of daycare learning center accessories and classroom organization decorations Tools educational games.
We described the real picture, HD picture, more direct and clear expression of the word. Preschool children Games Ages 4-8 5-7 Years be used in a funny and exciting class / game. It is good for teachers, mothers at home, classroom organizations & decorations in kindergarten and daycare preschool learning activities.















SchKIDules® Visual Schedule For Kids Education Bundle Daily Activity Chart/ Weekly Progress Chart, 2-Sided Trifold Magnet Board, 124 Magnetic Picture Cards (For School, Preschool, Homeschool Children)
SchKIDules Education Bundle Features (1) Two-Sided 18” Tri-Folding Board, 66 2x2 School And Special Education Activity Magnets, 21 Headings Magnets And 36 Star Magnets For A Complete Solution To Your Daily And Weekly Visual Schedule Needs.
Kids Schedule For Preschool or Homeschool! This Kit Can Be Used In A Classroom At Preschool For A Student Or Small Group Or Can Be Hung In A Home To Help Parents And Kids Set Up A Homeschooling Schedule.
Easy & Fun To Use With 2 Sides For 2 









A SchKlDule 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.







SchKIDules V-KIt - Portable, Binder-Ready Visual Schedule for Kids w/8.5x11 Backboard & 132 Laminated Icons Plus 21 Headings
V-Kit comes with everything you need to assemble a lightweight and durable visual schedule to take ON THE GO!
V-KIT INCLUDES: 132 2x2 images, 21 full color headings, (1) 8.5x11” plastic backboard, 8.5x12” cut of self-adhesive, hook-receptive, black specialty loop fabric, 3 storage pages and 1 self adhesive binder strip
ON-THE-GO READY: This lightweight visual schedule kit comes with a binder strip that makes it perfect for inserting into a 3 ring binder and taking it on the go or to use in school.







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. 







Autism Supplies And Developments Plastic Visual ASD Morning Routine (Picture Communication Symbols)
Great to help establish a positive morning routine, which is essential to starting the day off right.
This product provides a visual reminder of tasks that need to be completed in the morning, to allow a sense of calm and organisation
Both board and symbols are made from plastic so they are incredible durable and hardwearing
The board measures 31cm x 8cm – a great size to keep it easily portable around the house yet easy to see. The symbols themselves are 4.5cm square, again easy to both see and handle.
Includes 12 pre-printed plastic symbols of common morning activities.







90 Real Life Photos Picture Cards & 3 Home, School, & On The Go Chart -Great for Children’s Daily Routine, Chores & Responsibilities -Promotes Great Behavior & Independence (Consumer Needs to Cut)
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, student, or client works well with a daily schedule instead of a weekly planner this schedule is perfect for you. Very simple and easy to use.
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.







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.







SchKIDules Visual Schedule for Kids Deluxe Bundle Daily Activity Chart / Weekly Progress Chart, 2-Sided Trifold Magnet Board & 189 Magnetic Picture Cards (for Preschool, Children, Toddlers, Autism)
SchKIDules Deluxe Bundle includes an 18” tri-folding reversible board, 21 headings, 36 stars, 72 home themed magnets, 30 school themed magnets and 30 special needs themed magnets for the easy setup of an instant visual schedule.
Kids visual schedule features new folding, reversible magnetic board offering parents lots of choices for set up. Choose the blue side for daily schedule use. The yellow for weekly progress chart use. The folded panel for a smaller focus or a token board.











Daily Visual Picture Schedule W/ 3 Charts and 60 Colorful Picture Cards for Children/Adults W/Autism, Speech Delays
Includes 60 colorful Picture Cards with 3 Charts (Morning, Afternoon, and Evening).
Each picture measures 1.5 x 1.5 printed on White 110 lb Card Stock. Each board measures approximately 10.7" tall and 3.75" wide. 10 NEW PICS added: sensory input, smell essential oils, calming space, chores, listen to music, exercise, sensory play, room time, cool down space, arts & crafts.
Each picture is heat laminated to protect the picture and make more sturdy.







Really Good Stuff First, Then System, 66 Cards, 2 Laminated Boards, Size of Boards: 9" by 7" Each
Visual supports are a great tool for all children to use, including those with special needs.
Guide behaviors and routines at home or at school by helping children understand what their schedule will be during that time of the day. This is also a great tool for students that struggle with speaking.
You choose the board and pictures based on student needs. Includes blank cards to customize.
With over 60 cards to choose from, this system can be used at home or in the classroom.














DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists give you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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