My son uses a visual schedule for his morning routine.
It works, somewhat, but when the OT gave it to me I didn’t realize we were supposed to cut the cards apart so that I could put them in the order that is needed for each day. Some days are better than others, but overall I think the novelty of the visual schedule has worn off a bit.
Also, in some areas he needs a little more direction than “Get Dressed”. Getting dressed entails taking OFF the pajamas–bottoms and top–and the dirty socks–both of them–and the dirty underwear– and then replacing all of those clothes with the clean ones.
In between, he is running back and forth to the laundry basket, as each item comes off because he feels he needs to put it in the basket right away. I’ve tried numerous ways of having him wait until everything is off, or wait until he is all the way dressed (or at LEAST has underwear on), but so far no such luck.
So in my Internet searching today, I decided to find more images for his visual schedule, and I found this site Do2Learn. These picture schedule cards are very similar to the ones D1 is already using, but there are filler cards too!! There are cards that fill in the HOW TO do each task. And even better, they are free to print out!!
Another site I found (well actually it’s a PDF document) illustrates different ways that visual schedules can/are being used in classrooms. It doesn’t directly apply to homeschooling but it does give me some ideas. Hopefully this may help some of you too, who have frequently off-task kiddos who march to a different beat! 🙂