A daily visual schedule is a critical component in a structured environment. A visual schedule tells the individual what activities will occur and in what sequence. Visual schedules address difficulty with sequential memory and organization of time, assist with language comprehension to improve understanding of expectations, and reduce anxiety which can lessen the occurrence of challenging behaviors.
Creating visual schedules and routines based on a "first-then" strategy using TalkingTiles allows the "first" expectation to be modified, or customized, as needed. Generally, a modification requirement is based on; task completion, the amount of prompting, and/or the individual’s ability to process in-coming information.