How to Implement Visual Activity Schedules for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
This session will outline current research as it relates to activity schedules as an evidence-based practice and will offer suggestions for areas of continued research. Specific uses of activity schedules will be highlighted and various formats will be explored. Innovative approaches to using activity schedules will also be demonstrated. Learner Outcomes: • Participants will gain understanding of current research involving using activity schedules for promoting independence for individuals with intellectual disabilities in regard to quantity, quality, and future possibilities; • Participants will learn various uses of activity schedules to promote independence for individuals with intellectual disabilities during transitions and task analytic skills; and • Participants will explore various activity schedules and determine appropriate options based on individual needs (object vs. picture vs. written; high tech vs. low tech; etc.).
Spriggs, Amy; Mims, Pamela J.; and van Dijk, Wilhelmina. 2015. How to Implement Visual Activity Schedules for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Poster presentation. 16th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disability, Clearwater, FL. http://daddcec.org/Portals/0/CEC/Autism_Disabilities/Conventions/2014/2015%20Conference%20Program%20Booklet.pdf