Friday, January 17, 2014

First-Then Charts

First-Then Charts are a great way to introduce visual schedules for improving transitions. You'll start with a chart with two boxes. In each box, you'll place a picture of an activity. The child completes the first activity, then the next. It helps the child to understand what is going to happen now, and what is going to happen next.

When first teaching a child to use a first then chart, it may help to make the second activity an activity that the child would enjoy. The first activity should be something easy for the child. Once the child gets used to the first-then chart, you can make the first activity more challenging, and add additional tasks before the fun activity.

Here is a set of First-Then Charts from Positively Autism:

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