You need loads of schedules for your class. I have schedules coming out of my ears. You need a student detailed schedule, an adult detailed schedule, and schedules for your students. You should have a schedule for each child in your classroom. Just do it. Don’t argue. Even if you “think” they “know” what they should do. Assumptions like that will cause a big headache later. If your boss never gave you a schedule with your days off or holidays etc. – you’d be pissed. You want to know what is happening and when. So do our kids. I did a very thorough post on how to pick the appropriate type of schedule for each student this summer. Now I want to share what the schedules look like in my room this year.

Work/Break Color Coded PECS Schedule – iPads are high powered reinforcer for this student so we build it right into his schedule. This clearly shows that after his work tasks – he gets iPad. The color coding adds to discrimination. Purchase here. 

The Autism Helper - Schedules

Color Coded PECS Schedule:

The Autism Helper - Schedules

Paper Visual Schedule: (student uses dry erase marker to cross off each task) Purchase schedule pieces here.

The Autism Helper - Schedules

Paper Written Schedule for Whole Week:

The Autism Helper - Schedules

Paper Written Schedule for the Week with Times:

The Autism Helper - Schedules

First/Then Picture Schedule: We used this last year for a kiddo in my class who really struggle with picture discrimination. I will be recreating this in another classroom this year but wanted to be sure to share it too!

The Autism Helper - Schedules

The Autism Helper - Schedules

If you want an idea of what my life has been lately, here is a small snapshot:

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So sick of schedules. It’s beyond complicated. But getting there. Slowly but surely. Very, very, very slowly.

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