Visual Schedule Planner is completely customizable Audio-Visual
Schedule/ Calendar specifically designed for individuals with who may benefit from the use of visual supports to ease transitions, anxiety or for those who may need a way to visually represent the "events" in their day. This is especially true for people with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, aquired brain injuries, learning challenges, auditory proccessing disorders and developmental delays.
Visual Schedule Planner is unique in that there are a variety of different visual supports available within the app to support a daily event.
In addition, Visual Schedule Planner was designed with a completely customizable easy-to-use interface with multiple custom features.
Recent review on iTunes~
"I work with high school through adult learners with special needs. Some of my students are actively working and traveling in the real WORLD OF WORK! This helps keep everything organized.
This app works for my learners needs:
-PICTURES but not baby pics because they are adults and they are optional and can be faded out
-LOCKING options for the information to prevent deletion and changes
-WORDS for my readers and those learning to read
-TIME so important and can do own increments
-FORMAT/VIEW you can view the calendar in various formats like typical planners (ie. daily list, monthly, weekly) awesome!!
-the ability to input a video clip for modeling helps rid prompt dependency on another person!".
CUSTOM IMAGES"Events" of the day and "Activity Schedules" can be customized with images from the photo album on the iPad, by one of the apps 1500+ icons, images taken from the built in camera (iPad2 only) or from the apps internet image search
- CUSTOM SOUND
- "Events" also allow an audio clip to be added to the images by voice recording or Text-to-speech.*Using Flite Open Ears.
Customize Activity Schedules
Events in a daily schedule can be linked to an "activity schedule". Activity schedules are helpful in targeting specific events or tasks in the daily schedule where an individual may experience some difficulty. It breaks a larger task down into smaller steps which are easier for an individual to understand and manage. The hope is then that individual will then be able to successful complete the task independently. For example, an event @ 12pm "LUNCH" can be linked to an ACTIVITY SCHEDULE that shows the steps on "How to make a sandwich".
Activity schedules can also be accessed anytime within the app to deal with unexpected events.
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