Visual Timetables

A visual timetable is something that displays, visually, a sequence of events so that your child can find out what is going to happen, and in what order; they can be extremely useful with issues like toileting.

Visual timetables are made as a set of laminated cards, each displaying a word and a symbol representing that word, for example; toilet, flush wash hands, dry hands. These cards have Velcro on the back and can be attached to a display board, which is simply a piece of card with a strip of Velcro on it.

Take a look at some of the examples below (from and please contact your Family Services coordinator, Therapy team, or school nurse for any assistance with using or making a visual timetable specifically for your child.


There are ones developed specifically for girls.


and others specifically for boys,


as well as on how best to wash your hands.