I have seen visual schedules and similar tools used in education settings, but a as a layperson, I confess that I am not clear on how they are used and how they help.
I was recently directed to the work that a parent did to create a visual schedule that supported her son in navigating the liturgy in their Greek Orthodox congregation. Her son has autism and is mostly non-verbal.
I could see developing such a resource for use as needed in our congregation's Young Children and Worship ministry. I can also see the value in having such a schedule available to anyone who attends our congregation's regular Sunday worship. (We have an existing station with various resources to support worshippers. Right now that cart includes page markers, CEV Bibles, drawing materials and a small booklet designed to encourage reflective engagement.)
I also wonder if meaningful visuals could be embedded directly in the printed liturgy.
I would love to learn from the experiences and questions of others, on this topic. Thanks!