First-Then Visual Schedule
This app is used to lower anxiety and increase independence in children with autism. It is marketed to caregivers of kids with autism. Change is a difficult concept for children with autism to adjust to. With familiarity and improved ways of communicating, this can be diverted at times and this app helps with that. It is a visual and audio tool that promotes positive behavior by using “visual schedules”. Children with autism have a strong need for routine. It helps them to understand the world around them. In this app, pictures are used to map out daily routines. Things, like getting dressed, brushing teeth, and eating breakfast, are common examples. A checklist can be added for the individual to mark off as the tasks are completed. It is completely customizable using the parent's own voice and photos from your computer library. The application does require an initial purchase of $9.99.