Visual Supports: Minischedules

Minischedules are useful in targeting certain events or tasks in the daily schedule where a child has difficulty. It breaks a larger task down into smaller steps which are easier for a child to handle.

If Nathan does well following his schedule during the rest of the day, but at bedtime he often forgets parts of his routine, a minischedule like the one to the right might be a good solution. It breaks down the larger task of getting ready for bed into simple steps, which are easier for him to follow. Another reason for using the minischedule is if different people put him to bed. It can insure that everyone has Nathan follow the same sequence of steps.

Minischedules could be used for:

  • Going to the bathroom
  • Morning routine
  • Getting ready for school
  • Getting ready to eat