Online visual timetable

I’ve added a visual timetable view in the pPlan web App

Motivated by wanting a visual timetable on mobile devices to help our youngest child (Year 1) visualise their day – I’ve added the simple visual view (of a goal) to pPlan as shown in the image below. Images can now be added to any Goal and any of the tasks/activities associated with that goal. In the example shown here the goal is simply named “Monday” and each activity has an image uploaded to represent the activity: 

1) Have breakfast 
2) Travel to school 
3) At school……

Photo of timetable displayed on a tablet & of the pPlan dashboard linking to the view displayed on the tablet

This digital visual timetable is to complement the physical laminated card ones we have already created to help them understand the order of the day, and reduce their anxiety.  Examples of physical visual aids can be seen on these web pages:

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/communication/communication-tools/visual-supports

The pPlan project is mostly intended to support High school plus ages – with career & education planning/discovery, wellbeing, and self-awareness.  But being a person who likes to see information visually – it was always my intention to allow images to be added to all pPlan artefacts by users –  so helping our youngest child was a good motivator to get started developing this.

The timetable views shown in this image are not publicly accessible but are technically the same as the following United Nations sustainable development goal views  – which are publicly accessible:


“Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests…”

Visual view:

https://think.iautor.net/goal/visual/19/16/ch/sdg-15-life-on-land

And the SMART action plan view of the same goal:

https://think.iautor.net/goal/plan/19/16/ch/sdg-15-life-on-land

Related links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_thinking

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking_in_Pictures

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DAY 1 Thursday 11th April 2019

Hello! This is day one of the Freya and Reggie baby bunny blog. But let’s rewind to the day before…..Initially we weren’t sure that our FreyFrey was pregnant but then we saw a major clue….Freya was pulling out fur from her ruff on her chest – frantically. So, we knew something was up…..

Dexter first found the babies. They were all tucked up in their nest, squirming about. We got absolutely overwhlemed at these FIVE BABY RABBITS!!!!

By Otto

P.S In fact, we need to back up further our first signs that Freya was pregnant came two weeks ago when we woke up one morning to find her furiously gathering large amounts of hay in her mouth to make a nest….See this:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPYc10pwtG

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A quick note here about the proud father! Reggie the wonderful little bunny has pretty much made a full recovery from his ‘paresis’ – partial paralysis, of the hind legs – apparently very common in rabbits.

Miraculously, with the worming medicine he can now run and hop a little more each day.


Mum started to get worried that Freya wasn’t spending much time with them as she knew cats, dogs and human mums don’t leave their newborns…Freya seemed to be sitting away from the nest, resting or eating….. She was worried that they wouldn’t get enough milk. So I researched how rabbits look after their babies and it turns out since they are ‘prey’ animals, they try to attract as little attention as possible to their babies. This was why Freya was ‘making out’ there were no babies. By Dex