A visual schedule is a set of pictures that communicates a series of activities or the steps of a specific activity.
It does this by showing an individual with autism what activities will occur and in what sequence.
There is some limited research evidence to show that visual schedules may provide positive benefits to some individuals with autism spectrum disorders by allowing them to predict or understand upcoming events.
This may allow them to reduce problem behaviours and increase their independence.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this intervention, including relevant research studies and details of how we ranked them.
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Last Updated : 27/03/2013 Back to Top