Visual Schedule for Neurodiverse Individuals Worksheet

Video & audio overview of the worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Scheduling and time management are executive functioning skills that many neurodiverse individuals struggle with.

Creating a scheduling routine with visual schedules from childhood will be beneficial to the individual in both the short and long term. Planners and schedules are useful tools to enhance a neurodiverse individual’s ability to engage with their daily requirements and decrease any anxiety that they feel surrounding remembering what they need to complete.

Using visual cues (whether it is pictures, color, check box, etc.) is a helpful technique to help neurodiverse individuals plan their day and week and meet deadlines or other expectations.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet offers guidance on how to develop a helpful visual schedule and a template that can be used for both a daily and weekly planner.

Remember to tailor this planner to the individual’s needs and preferences.

How to use the worksheet?

Whether working on these schedules yourself or with your child/ loved one, remember to work together to make it unique for the individual.

This may mean you have to try a few things to see what works for you – have fun experimenting and finding the routine and set-up of your visual schedule.

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References

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Learn Play Thrive. (n.d). Making Schedules for Autistic Kids. https://learnplaythrive.com/making-schedules-for-kids-on-the-spectrum/ 

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Neurodiverging. (2024). Four Ways to Crush it with Picture Schedules. https://www.neurodiverging.com/picture-schedules-4-ways/