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    What is a Visual Schedule?

    Visual schedules are excellent tools in the learning process for people with certain developmental disorders such as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

    These people are usually excellent visual thinkers. They understand and retain better the information presented to them visually.

    Visual schedules are based on the sequential presentation of a series of tasks, clear and simplified form, using for this normally pictograms to facilitate the schematic representation without unnecessary additional information.

    Visual schedules help these people understand the situations and know what is expected of them, thereby reducing the anxiety that generates the new and unexpected. With visual schedules you help them to anticipate the various events that will happen. Using this type of schedules you help them to give an order to their world and improve aspects of their emotional wellbeing.

    What is PictogramAgenda?

    PictogramAgenda is a software application that facilitates the generation and use of visual schedules on terminals (mobile phones or tablets) based on the Android operating system.

    PictogramAgenda allows to set up and order a sequence of images (maximum 12) to form the visual schedule (agenda).

    The application screen is arranged in three parts: at the top are the images loaded orderly and numbered to represent clearly the order of the tasks. The center of the screen needs to be pressed each time you want to move to the next task, showing current image or pictogram in a larger size to highlight. The images of the work already done will be going to the bottom of the screen in reduced size, as a reminder of the tasks performed.

    The application includes some sample pictograms with usual situations of daily life of children (breakfast, go to school, etc.). These images are taken from ARASAAC, which is the Aragonese Website of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, where you can find extensive catalogs of pictograms, among other interesting resources. Their web address is:

    http://catedu.es/arasaac/catalogos.php

    PictogramAgenda includes only some of these pictograms, but provides the possibility for the application user to load any image or photo stored on the terminal as a pictogram.

    Summary of key features:

    - Up to 12 pictograms from sample pictograms provided or examining the device for any image file supported by Android.
    - At any time you can change the order of the remaining tasks by simply dragging the pictogram to its new position.
    - Supports portrait and landscape orientation.
    - Allows to cross pictograms out, to emphasize the fact that a task is NOT to be performed.
    - If needed you can go back to previous pictogram or return to the initial status with all pending tasks.
    - You can save and load agendas generated for later use. They are stored in the device's SD card folder "PictogramAgenda".
    - Messages or texts of the application can be displayed in: English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German.

    >>> Version 2.0:

    - TEXT (show titles of the pictograms)
    - SOUND (titles of the pictograms are read with android 'Text to Speech' functionality)

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    All the information about the application:
    http://www.lorenzomoreno.com/software/pictogramagenda

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    License / Terms of Use:

    PictogramAgenda is a Freeware application created by Lorenzo Moreno. Anyone can use it for free.
    Commercial use of it is not allowed.
    The application is provided "as is" without warranty or liability of any kind.

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    Users review

    from 443 reviews

    "Great"

    8.6

    Users comments for PictogramAgenda

    Jackie Gutjahr

    by Jackie Gutjahr

    Dec 01, 2017  |  "Great"

    Pretty easy to figure out. My daughter who is 3 finds it so helpful to know whats coming in the day!

    Heidi Cox

    by Heidi Cox

    Sep 02, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    really helpful and easy to use. has helped my non verbal autistic son

    Jane Nicholson

    by Jane Nicholson

    Aug 03, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great very flexible if you don't like the pictures that come with it you can load your own photos, speech can be customised too have been reccommending

    Vida Paustian

    by Vida Paustian

    May 08, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love this app. We've been using it for several years. We have it on several different devices. It has helped my daughter with everything from potty training to getting dressed in the morning to going to bed at night. It's easy to use and easy to change the routine. For example sometimes she wants to do something in a different order or we need to add a step to a routine. Takes just a couple of seconds. The voice output also helps. If for some reason we can't use the app we say the steps of the routine the same way the app does and it helps her get through the routine without the app.

    May Xiang

    by May Xiang

    Oct 31, 2016  |  "Good"

    Can only have one storyboard, painstaking to have to delete & add pics for different routines. Would b gr8 if could create/save different routines/days. Help menu not helpful.

    Laurie Wagner

    by Laurie Wagner

    Sep 14, 2015  |  "Awesome"

    Needs instructions though :) Once I played with it awhile and realized I could save/reload multiple agendas, figured out how to use my own pictures from files, etc... It's great.