Behavioral and communication tools for home, school and special needs.
What is a SchKIDule?
A SchKIDule [Skid-jual] is a magnetic or Velcro® visual schedule that uses pictures to communicate a sequence of events or behavioral expectation to a child or person with special needs.
Visual schedules are a commonly used positive behavioral support. They help kids process information better than auditory guidance alone.
This improved understanding leads to better cooperation, increased independence, lower anxiety and fewer meltdowns.
SchKIDules offers icons for classrooms and home school too!
Common Parenting Challenges
If your child craves control, you have probably had your fair share of power struggles. The battle of wills can be an exhausting one and SchKIDules can help. Using a visual schedule can not only give your child a better sense of control, but also provides a “middle man” that allows your child to let go of the us vs them mentality.
Does you child ask what’s next, what are we doing today, when is daddy coming home, etc? This level of curiosity and “need to know” is great, but it can also be frustrating when your response does not seem to satisfy your child or only brings on more questions. SchKIDules helps layout “the plan” in a way they can understand.
We all forget things. Adults rely on to-do lists and calendars to keep ourselves on top of things. Kids forget stuff too, but they don’t have these adult strategies at their disposal. A visual schedule is a great kid-friendly way to manage what they are supposed to remember to do from getting ready to chores.
We all know that kids needs structure and routines are healthy…but they can be so hard to enforce. Parents are exhausted and we can’t always be there to make sure our child has run through every step of his routine. SchKIDules is a great tangible way to set up and continually reinforce these healthy habits.
All kids are visual but some are more than others. Those kids can fall behind or get frustrated when visuals are removed from communication too early. If you’ve got a visual learner on your hands, a visual schedule is a great way to bridge that gap and help build confidence.
As Temple Grandin once said, “People on the Autism Spectrum tend to be visual thinkers”. For that reason, they also tend to learn best using visual supports rather than through auditory input alone. Adding a visual layer to communication engages the mind of someone with Autism in unique and powerful ways.
Self care and hygiene habits can be tough to master with kids. They often are unaware of these tasks and easily forget to do them. Visual schedules help them see that it is a part of everyday living and reminds them when and how often they are required.
Transitions can be tough for some kids. Some will roll with it while others have a complete meltdown. If you’ve got the meltdowns, you just might have a child who has a tough time transitioning. Transition troubles stem fromwhat your child perceives to be a an abrupt and unwanted change in activities. SchKIDules can help them prepare and cope with this challenge.
Reliable routines make a tremendous difference in setting expectations, building good habits, and improving ADD-related behavior. ADD challenges executive functioning, working memory and mental organization. Visual schedules make the abstract tangible and create a visual construct that helps kids with ADD better organize and process their thoughts.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center is an NEW educational place on SchKIDules where you can truly explore learning more about visual schedules.
Why Choose SchKIDules?
- SchKIDules is NOT a calendar. There are plenty of magnetic calendars on the market that display things like the month, the weather, and one event. SchKIDules is a positive behavioral support and parenting tool that helps kids with independence, executive functioning, coping, anxiety, working memory, focus and much much more.
- SchKIDules is VERSATILE. In developing our visual schedules, we set out to provide a product that is easy to change and support development growth. The combination of our tri-folding, two sided board and our magnetic headings provide unlimited set up possibilities.
- SchKIDules is INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED. Our icons are colorful and relatable enough that kids love them, but are also simple and clear enough that kids understand the action they communicate.
- SchKIDules is INCLUSIVE OF DIFFERENT NEEDS. Visual schedules are used by the MAJORITY of children starting in preschool but kids continue to use them for a variety of needs. No kid is just one “label” but a combination of strengths, weaknesses, traits, talents, and personalities that makes each one of us an individual.
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What is a SchKIDule?
A SchKIDule [Skid-jual] is a magnetic or Velcro® visual schedule that uses pictures of daily activities and tasks to communicate a sequence of event to a child.
Why Do They Work?
Kids are visual learners and evidence shows visual schedules positively and clearly reinforce expectations in a manner a child can more easily understand.
How Can They Help?
Visual schedules provide a myriad of behavioral benefits. Click here to learn more about these benefits. Click the button below to head directly to our store.
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