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Visual Schedule Builder

Print your own visual schedules with Goally’s visual schedule builder


What are Visual Schedulers?

Tired of nagging your kiddo to do everyday activities, like getting ready for bed? You're in the right place! Welcome to Goally's Visual Schedule Builder. Whether you're a SPED teacher or a kid-wrangling parent, you can use our printable visual schedules to help your kiddo make the most of their day! It’s easier to accomplish any task if you break it down small steps, right? Well, that’s exactly how visual schedules work! These things are so customizable that you can use one for a single activity or include the entire day! It all depends on what works best for your kiddo.

Each step in a visual schedule includes a label and a visual aid (like an illustration, image, video, or even objects). These aids are super helpful for autistic kids who struggle with working memory. If they forget what to do next, they can refer to the visuals for help.

How To Build a Visual Schedule

Simplicity is the key to building a visual schedule. Start by breaking down the directions for an activity into bite-sized actions. For example, instead of saying, "wash your hands," you can try:

  1. Go to the sink.
  2. Turn on the water.
  3. Wet your hands.
  4. Get some soap and rub it on your hands.
  5. Wash your hands by rubbing them together for 20 seconds.
  6. Rinse your hands with water.
  7. Turn off the water.
  8. Dry your hands with a towel.
  9. Throw the towel away

Smaller steps like these can help keep kids less frustrated and overwhelmed. So, before you use Goally's Visual Schedule Builder, practice breaking out your activity into bite-sized steps.

Goally’s Visual Schedule Builder

With Goally’s Visual Schedule Builder, you can create routines with up to seven steps using your own images! Follow the directions below to get started.

  1. Give your visual schedule a title.
  2. Add a step by clicking the ‘+’ sign at the bottom.
  3. Upload an image by clicking on the camera icon.
  4. Crop your image to fit and then click ‘save.’
  5. Repeat until you’ve added all your steps.
  6. To edit your title or steps, click the pencil icon.
  7. Next, click on ‘Choose Design.’
  8. Pick a layout your kiddo will love.
  9. Send the printable PDF to your email.
  10. Print the PDF from your inbox.

And there you have it! Now you can start using your new visual schedule to prepare your kiddo for the day ahead. Giving your child a visual schedule is an excellent way to help them develop, learn and grow. However, if you don’t see progress with their routine, it may be time for some changes! Mix up the wording used or pick new visuals - experiment to figure out what helps your kiddo the most.

1999 Called. It Wants Those Paper Schedules Back

It also wants that joke back... but really, there's an easier way to build visual schedules; Goally. We designed Goally's visual schedule app for kids with autism and ADHD. Customize routines to work for your kiddo with modeling, visual timers, and audio cues. Upload pictures and videos straight from your phone. Pretty high-tech, huh? Step into the future and get Goally. Try it free on the App Store or Google Play Store.