When language and conceptual processing are challenging areas for your child, it may be difficult for them to understand your plan for their day, or their therapy session, or a visit from a friend or family member. This can be particularly hard on your child when the day is going to vary from their typical routine. Visual schedules help!
Having a few photos or line drawings that represent things they prefer to do or often do can be cut into simple cards and placed in the order these Will be happening for your child. You can tape them up or use velcro on the back of the images to place them on a bulletin board, door or window to refer back to throughout your child’s day. This visual reference takes away the need for language and verbal processing to understand what to expect.