Visual schedules getting dressed

Getting dressed visual schedule

Each child will need a tailor-made visual schedule to help them get dressed.  Here are a few examples that I have pulled of the internet to show you some of the different styles you can choose from.

Visual Schedule Example 1 – with and without numbers:

In the first example this person decided to work on a token system.  Putting the different items of clothes onto a list.  Some parents and educators may like to have a number next to each item, but this will only help if the child is already able to count.

With this picture you would need a dot or star to indicate what has been done and what still needs to be done.  I personally do not think that this example is the best one to use because it does not provide arrows or clear steps/direction.  (But this is my personal opinion only) – you can use which every style you feel most suited to your child:

Visual Schedule Example 2:

In our second image the person has decided to use a 1st to 6th step Velcro schedule.  This is a very commonly used style and works very well for a wide variety of ages.  It is self-explanatory and easy to implement.

Visual Schedule Example 3:

Example 3 is a system that many autism schools, autism centres, autism pre-school and autism therapists use when implementing a visual schedule.  This is also a Velcro based activity but moves from top to bottom.

Various types of schedules can be made all with the same purpose.  We recommend that you always keep your child needs and the level of development in mind when you start creating schedules for your child.

Ilse Kilian-Ross

Ilse Kilian-Ross is the owner of Amazing K, a registered ECD and Partial Care Facility in Johannesburg. Amazing K is a private adhd school, autism school and therapy centre for children from age 2 - 6 years where learners receive the best of both the schooling and therapy world. The autism school offers Individualized Education Programs, Speech- and Augmentive Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy as well as a full and adapted Academic Curriculum.