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Visual timetable for children with autism and/or behaviour difficulties

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soliyellowsun Sat 23-Jan-16 14:08:17

Hello lovely mummies. I am developing a product that will help our little ones at home and help manage behaviour.

At school, teachers successfully use visual timetables to let the child know what is about to happen through using pictures and so avoiding meltdowns.

I thought it would be good to use this at home too. Pictures would help with routines of the day. So if you wanted your child to go to the shops, then go to the park and after that they can watch tv, you would use a picture for each on a grid. Your child would then take off the picture once the activity was completed.

I would include grids to use. This would all be on a DVD with a video explaining what to do.

Are there any times in the day that are particularly difficult for you so I can develop these graphics smile

PolterGoose Sat 23-Jan-16 16:37:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

zzzzz Sat 23-Jan-16 21:45:28

hmm this is pretty standard stuff. The easiest way to do it is just take pictures with your phone and then paste them into word/pages and print out in the morning.

If you are thinking of doing this seriously rethink your images. For example I have never seen a shop that looks like that so unless you could read "shop" it would mean nothing and if you can read then why pictures?

Borka Sat 23-Jan-16 22:23:38

Most parents aren't going to want to buy something they can make themselves for free. When visual timetables were useful for DS, I just drew pictures of whatever I needed.

And really, we don't need a patronising explanation of what visual timetables are.

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