This article describes in detail how the PowerPoint (TM) program can be used to create visual schedules on the computer.
Visual schedules are tools to help students learn self-management. The authors describe how visual schedules can help students achieve functional skills that are seldom achieved through regular teaching approaches. Traditionally, visual schedules use photographs, symbols, and/or words on notebooks or note cards. The authors express their desire that computer technology be harnessed to meet students’ learning needs in their educational plans, specifically through computer-based visual schedules. They describe several children who were able to reduce loud vocalizations and play independently while on a computer-generated visual schedule.