Visuals schedules are great for most students but are essential for students with language processing difficulties. It is easy to understand why: If a student struggles to process words, fewer words will always be better. Visual schedules allow us to use far fewer words (sometimes no words at all) to communicate important information to students.
Visuals schedules are great for two main reasons. Not only do students have fewer words coming at them, they also have a permanent record of the communication to refer to whenever they need to. And of course, the greatest reason of all is that for students with language processing difficulties, communication actually happens with visuals…which is our ultimate goal.