''By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail''
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - B. Franklin
Schedules are important. They are even more important if you work with students on the ASD Spectrum. Here is why:
1) Visual schedules and plans help students process what's going to happen in the lesson and be prepared for it without the anxiety associated with the unknown.
2) The majority of ASD students are more visual learners than auditory or kinesthetic. And so, outlining what's going to happen, how and when is vital to them.
3) The visual schedule gives them clear direction and predictability of the lesson sequence, which in turn is soothing and calming to them.
What's your experience with schedules and planning?