Visual Schedule Planner is a completely customizable visual schedule iPad app that is designed to give an individual an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day". In addition, events that require more support can be linked to an “activity schedule” or “video clip” to help model the task even further.
Visual Planner is perfect for home, school, work or community environment. The app is designed for individuals who may benefit from visual support to ease transitions, anxiety, or who simply need a way to visually represent their day.
-Ability to view events daily, weekly or via a monthly calendar.
Visual Schedule Planner was designed with a completely customizable easy-to-use interface, with multiple custom features.
Overview of Features:
--EVENTS CAN BE VIEWED DAILY, WEEKLY OR MONTHLY
“Events” of the day and “Activity Schedules” can be customized with images from the photo album on the iPad, by one of the apps 1500+ icons, images taken from the built in camera (iPad2 only) or from the apps internet image search.
”Events” also allow an audio clip to be added to the images by voice recording or Text-to-speech.*Using Flite Open Ears.
--VIDEO MODELING and ACTIVITY SCHEDULES
Events in a schedule can also be linked to a VIDEO CLIP or an ACTIVITY SCHEDULE to help model an “EVENT. For example, the event @12pm ”LUNCH” can be linked to an ACTIVITY SCHEDULE that shows a task analysis on “How to make a sandwich” or could be linked to a VIDEO CLIP of a person modeling “How to make a sandwich”.
--CHECKLIST and TIMER feature for Activity schedules.
Activity schedules have the option of having a “checklist feature” and/or a visual “timer” to help keep the individual on task. Both these features can be turned on or off via the settings menu.
App allows user or a professional to take notes about the individual’s day. These notes can then be emailed as a PDF for future reference.
--QUICK ACCESS to Activity Schedules and Video Clips
User can access previously saved video clips and activity schedules at a moment’s notice via the icons on the home page. These can also be “hidden” to prevent unwanted access.
--PASSWORD PROTECTED SETTINGS MENU
Allows user to:
-Hide “QUICK” activity schedules , video clip and notes access icons.
-Hide Editing features
-Hide image libraries
-Hide access to video clip libraries
-Hide access to Quick Activity Schedules
File sharing issue resolved
Ratings and Reviews
Easy to program
I have just started using this app for an elementary student at church who struggles with transitions. I love the integrated timer feature and the interactive I created a couple activities very easily on my iPad. I am having trouble sharing to iCloud so I can print it from my computer. The option within the app says the copy has been sent to iCloud but I am unable to access it that way on my iPad either. I look forward to
Cannot sync between devices
This is a great app for individuals using visual schedules however the backup feature does not work. I’ve tried all the suggestions by the developers but I still cannot transfer the schedule from my son’s iPad to his phone (and it is running on the same operating system). If developers could figure out how to correct this, it’s definitely a 5 star app worth the money.
Excellent App For Individuals Needing Help With Scheduling
I have two children with special needs...a 5 year old diagnosed with Autism/Apraxia, and a 15 year old diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, and a Disorder of Written Expression (a specific learning disability). I originally found Good Karma's apps while searching for anything reasonably priced on the market that would assist my little guy with communication, and have been a customer of every app developed ever since! When I came across this app, I immediately saw it as potentially benefitting my older child, who has issues with organizing and prioritizing his time, as well as needing frequent reminders to accomplish simple daily tasks and self help skills (chores, hygiene, etc.) After piloting this app with my older son with HUGE success, I have decided to give it a try with my younger son as well. I cannot believe how much money I have wasted over the past couple of years on apps that cost twice, three times, even four times the amount that this app costs...with minimal features and lackluster customer support (I can be a little technologically challenged myself and am in frequent contact with Good Karma's customer support...I've been pleasantly surprised by how responsive and helpful they've been. I'm incredibly grateful for affordable, user-friendly apps like this, and hope to see even more from Good Karma in the future!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.