picturepath is a digital visual timeline for use by visual learners at home and school. It’s a portable, easy to use and fully customisable visual timeline that’s been developed by a team based out of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, with support from the National Autistic Society, child psychologists, Speech And Language Therapists, parents, and SENCOs.

We understand that people with special educational needs can often feel overwhelmed by sudden changes to their daily routine. A clear, simple visual structure can help prepare for these changes and reduce anxiety levels.

You can choose an image from our activity library, create new activities and upload images from the internet or your device’s camera. You can break down activities into smaller, more detailed steps to provide the level of detail to suit your child. View the timeline as a whole, or show part of a day, or “now and next” - whatever works best for you. It can be shared between devices as well as between home and school so your child knows what to expect all through the day.

Save time when adding recurring activities to the timeline by creating a routine, such as a bedtime etc. We want to save you time and reduce your child’s stress level. No more cutting, sticking and laminating!

To save time, you can also subscribe to picturepath ‘Premium Features’ for only £1.99* per month.

Premium features include the ability to share the timeline with other parents and guardians and the ability to create unlimited routines.

Creating unlimited routines allows you to set up your child's recurring activities for each day.

How to subscribe for Premium Features:
All you need to do to subscribe and access picturepath Premium Features is download the free version of the app, click on the Settings tab within the app, select “Premium Features” and select “Upgrade Now”.

The payment of £1.99 will be charged to your app store account and renews automatically every month unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

*Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency, dependent on the country of residence. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings, but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.
Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Privacy policy:
This app is governed by Apple's standard EULA for apps:

What’s New

Version 1.5.3

Reduce anxiety for SEN Children with picturepath's visual timeline app.

The latest release improves how images are displayed within the app in order to support the user experience.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

krstep77 ,


I’ve been using this for my two sons for a few months now, I’ll never go back to our old schedules! I’ve tried a few different options over the past 15 years but none have ever quite been just right, this app is easy to use, easy to adjust and takes 20-30 minutes less every night, not including the time saved with days on end making new resources!!


Great visual timetable planner

Fantastic and easy to use and navigate app, to enable you to create visual timetables for children. My 5 year old with additional needs finds these a great help with transitions and planning for upcoming tasks. Thanks for developing it.

Kseniia Grr ,

Really helpful

A great app to plan for the day. Easy to use and a lot of pictures.

App Privacy

The developer, Picturepath Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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