Transitions and Schedules: First Then Visual Boards


Using visuals as a way to provide predictability in a child’s schedule or routine can make a BIG difference when it comes to feeling safe and regulated. This 16 page download includes multiple options for ways to structure a visual schedule board that best suits the needs of your clients. 

Supports emotional regulation, executive functioning skills, social emotional learning, and more.


These first/then boards provide students with clear expectations and a visual support for transitioning between activities. Use these first/then boards by printing, laminating, and affixing your velcro pictures where appropriate.

This packet offers several options when structuring a visual schedule board:

  • Two-step first/then schedule
  • Four-step first, next, then, last schedule
  • Numbered five-step schedule
  • To Do/Finished five-step schedule

Skill areas developed:

  • Ttransitions,
  • Executive functioning
  • Emotional regulation
  • Turn-taking
  • Transitions