FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD
ProsEasy-to-use interface with a range of formatting options can meet the needs of different students.
ConsSome in-app help would be useful.
Bottom LineThis simple but powerful tool engages kids in independently following a schedule.
Common Sense Reviewer
Assistive Technology Consultants & Trainers
The interface is appealing, clean, and simple. The combination of text with pictures, audio, and video is engaging and will draw and hold attention.
Kids' attention will be drawn to the sequences presented, and learned behavior may transfer to other life tasks. Kids take an active role in the experience, evaluating their own behavior and scoring their progress.
The interface for creating or editing schedules is intuitive, simple, and straightforward, and there are excellent training and help resources on the developer's website.
This would be a great tool for teachers, parents, and therapists working with kids with a wide range of abilities. In collaboration with parents, teachers could help students create schedules for daily activities like the morning routine or bedtime. School-based schedules would also help students more easily navigate routines like lunchtime or packing up at the end of the day. Kids will be more motivated if you include them in the schedule creating process. They can help choose the pictures and craft the audio messages; in addition, the "Choice Boards" let them choose possible rewards for completed activities.Read more Read less
FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD is an excellent tool for creating visual and auditory apps for any child. Its simple, multisensory interface has great potential for use with kids with developmental or learning disabilities; anxiety or attention issues; language, hearing, or processing difficulties; or who may be learning English as a second language. Teachers can develop schedules appropriate for students using text, pictures, audio clips, and videos. The schedules can be presented in five formats, each with a different way for a kid to check items completed and move on to the next. There is an option to have variable timing on steps in the schedule. "Choice Boards" let kids indicate a preference from the choices, such as a reward for tasks completed.Read more Read less
Kids can learn and practice independence in self-direction and following through on scheduled activity sequences. The simple interface and choices for presentation format make it easy to learn and apply for most kids. Options for text, pictures, video, and audio allow customization to the learning style and appeal for various kids, including those identified with attention, learning, developmental, and other disabilities. First Then Visual Schedule HD is a simple but powerful tool to engage kids in independently following a schedule.Read more Read less