Mini Schedules

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These schedules can be used for many different types of activities as demonstrated below:

In this picture you see a mini schedule used by a middle school student at the beginning of the school year to assist him during lunch. The card guides the student through the lunch room procedures and has some possible topics of conversation for him to engage in while he eats.
This is an example of a mini schedule used to help a student understand what to do during morning work time in the general education classroom. As you can see, the student has chosen to work in the computer when he is finished.
      This is a mini schedule designed to be used by an early childhood class on a field trip to the mall. The schedule is mounted on a file folder to make it more mobile. Each card is turned over when that activity is finished.  
  A First-Then Board is similar to a schedule. The activities are usually paired with a work task and preferred task or reward. The above example indicates that the student will complete a cooking activity then will have computer time. The First-Then board helps reduce anxiety in students with ASD by letting them know what they are going to do first and then what is coming up next.  

  These photos depict how to use a "forewarning" board. When an activity starts, place the green "go" circle a the bottom of the board. When it is almost time for the activity to be finished, remove the green "go" and place the yellow "almost time" circle in the middle of the board. When it is time to stop, remove the yellow "almost time" and place the red "stop" on the top spot. You will need to teach the child the meaning of each of the circle means.


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