A visual first-then board and set of 48 task and reward picture cards to use in the classroom.
Visual first-then schedules are a great tool to use with students with autism and other disabilities. It is used to communicate a sequence of events or to reinforce completion of a non-preferred activity, e.g. “FIRST tidy up, THEN go for a walk”. They are wonderful to have in both the special education and general classroom.
A ‘Visual First-Then Schedule’ can be used in a variety of ways:
- It can be used as a behaviour support when you think/know a student doesn’t want to do something you want them to do. By showing them a reward in the ‘then’ box, you have provided a motivator to complete the thing they do not want to do.
- It can be used to assist a student who struggles with transitions. Just by showing them the transition before it happens, you can relieve the student’s overall stress and anxiety.
- For those students who have short-term memory issues, it can be used to break a large schedule or task into smaller steps, e.g. “FIRST cut, THEN glue”.
This resource includes:
- 1 × First-Then board
- 24 × task picture cards
- 24 × reward picture cards
- 12 × blank cards.