In school we use visual timetables for children who find it hard to remember what
they have heard, or who have difficulty understanding language. Information can be
easily lost through distraction or overload and a visual timetable can provide support
strategies or scaffolds which give the child time to process information. Acting as a
visual reminder of what they need to think about or what is happening next.
At home you could create your own timetable to prepare your child for the day ahead.
Use velcro or blue tac on a strip of card with individual boxes and put photographs
of your child – having breakfast, going to the shops, reading a book, going to bed etc.
You can make the number of boxes as few or as many as your child needs to support
their understanding of what is happening and what will happen next.