• Ana Barraza

Visual Schedule



A visual schedule for a person with disAbilities provides a way for them to see how the class will develop. It also gives them a concept of how long it will take to be in class. A visual schedule serves as a practical way to keep track of time and space.

A simple and effective way to make a visual schedule is by making a list of the different activities you will be covering in class that day.


Although this visual schedule is not specific, it gives the student a guide to know what comes next. It also gives them a location in the classroom. For instance, in my parish's Adaptive Faith Formation classroom classroom, Prayer happens at the Prayer Center. Then comes an activity which takes place at the tables. and so on.


A check mark next to each word means we are doing that specific activity. As we finish each activity, I move the check mark down the list until done!


I have a visual schedule for my Adaptive Catechesis classroom that I made using a pocket chart. I also made one for my virtual class which is the one you see on the video and pics. My students know what to expect in our classroom, and parents are usually telling me how helpful this is for their children. Here is an example of a visual schedule with pics for Mass.


Notice that a visual schedule can easily be done for any classroom setting: church, school, home, and hospital. I know this will be something you will be able to implement in your own classroom. Blessings!

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