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Visual Schedules Support: Mastering Focus, Play, and Behaviour using Visuals

Visual Schedules Support: Mastering Focus, Play, and Behaviour using Visuals

I can appreciate that in early childhood pedagogy visual schedules may seem too structured, adult led or time-consuming, although in certain cases, visual schedules can be an absolute game-changer. However, visual schedules can be particularly helpful when working with children who may struggle with working memory and executive functioning, and even more helpful for children who have auditory processing difficulties or language delays.

 

In this 1 hour webinar recording, I provide a supportive platform for teachers, educators and allied health professionals to explore how visual schedules can be seamlessly integrated into their play-based and classroom teaching practices, as well as what types of visual schedules you can use.

 

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Webinar Highlights:

Rethinking Visual Schedules: We'll address any preconceived notions about visual schedules and demonstrate how they can be adapted to suit your play-based curriculum, teaching style, and classroom needs.

Maximising Efficiency: Discover practical strategies for creating and implementing visual schedules without adding unnecessary complexity to your daily routine.

Supporting Diverse Needs: Understand how visual schedules can be tailored to cater to the unique requirements of children with working memory and executive functioning challenges.

Real-Life Scenarios: Explore the profound impact visual schedules can have on children's focus, play skills, and behaviour, ultimately creating a more inclusive and productive classroom environment.

 

About the Presenter:

I have a Masters in autism and communication, and I understand the intricacies of integrating visual schedules into play, classroom routines, therapy programs, and teaching. With 15 years of experience, I am well-equipped to support you on this journey.

 

Why Visual Schedules?

Children with developmental delays benefit from visual schedules for several reasons:

  1. Enhanced Structure and Predictability: Visual schedules provide a clear and structured daily routine, offering children a sense of order and predictability in their lives. For children with developmental delays, who may struggle with transitions and uncertainty, having a visual schedule can help reduce anxiety and create a more stable environment.

  2. Simplified Communication: Visual schedules use pictures, symbols, or words to represent activities or tasks. This visual support aids communication for children who may have limited language skills or difficulty understanding verbal instructions. It allows them to comprehend and follow their schedule independently.

  3. Support for Cognitive Challenges: Children with developmental delays often face cognitive challenges, such as poor working memory and difficulty with planning and organization. Visual schedules provide a visual roadmap that simplifies complex tasks and makes them more manageable.

  4. Encouragement for Independence: Visual schedules empower children to take charge of their own activities and responsibilities. This autonomy is crucial for their development, as it fosters a sense of independence and self-confidence.

  5. Promotion of Skill Development: Visual schedules can be tailored to target specific skills that children with developmental delays may struggle with, such as social interactions, self-help skills, and task engagement. By breaking down these skills into visual steps, children can more easily achieve and master these skills.

  6. Reduction of Challenging Behaviours: When children understand what is expected of them and have a clear schedule to follow, it can reduce frustration and challenging behaviours.

  7. Customisation for Individual Needs: Visual schedules can be personalised to suit each child's unique requirements, ensuring that they address specific developmental challenges and goals.

 

Online Consultation Sessions:

If you're seeking tailored guidance and individualised support, I offer online consultation sessions. These sessions can help you navigate the unique challenges and opportunities through 1 hour online Zoom or Microsoft Teams session.

 

 

Register for the webinar recording today: 

I'm here to assist you every step of the way as you explore the benefits of visual schedules in your classroom. Together, we can create a more inclusive and effective learning environment for all children.

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