Visual schedules use images and pictures to tell a student what activities are occurring, including where and when. Visual schedules give a sense of what is expected during each activity. They help create connections, increase language skills, and build independence. Visual schedules can be created in a variety of formats allowing for interaction by checking off activities or pulling off cards. Schedules can be displayed in a variety of ways as well, such as hanging on the wall or in a student's binder.