•A4CWSN: "I like that I can make text only schedules, or picture only schedules, or combine both."
• "Visual Routine by Pufferfish Software is an easy-to-use, visual schedule creator/viewer that can be used with children with special needs."
•Teach: Apps for the Classroom: "Visual Routine is great for home and school... It encourages independence for the user."
•( "It is fairly intuitive to get started with this app."
•( iPad Apps for Autism: "encourages you to use individualised pictures for your student."
•The Appy Ladies: "I really love that you can embed up to four items within a step." (
•"Visual Routine is a wonderful program for creating and using visual schedules." (

How-to youtube videos:
iPhone & iPod:

Visual Routine is a simple, easy to program visual schedule that helps your autistic or special needs child keep a routine.
Routines can be tailored to their needs with audio feedback, and customizable pictures, audio, and text.
Instead of carrying around pecs or a laminated schedule, this app will let you have routines preset and then run them to show the child in an easy way what they have to do.

** Reviewed By A4cwsn **


•Unlimited Routine Length
•Create text only, picture only, or audio only choices, or any mix.
•Permanent & unlimited routine storage
•Up to 4 choices can be embedded within each routine step, enabling someone to pick between options. (i.e. eggs, pancakes, or cereal for breakfast.)
•Easy setup right from the main screen
•"The auditory feedback when a step in the routine is checked off is great as well."

This app serves as a visualization tool for routines, providing portability, audio support, and excellent easy to understand graphics. By using this app special needs individuals and children will be able to understand what needs to be done easier then with PECS or simple description.
Customization: A big emphasis in this app; every autistic and special needs child requires specific and centered care, and the ability to create your own routines with pictures of your child and house settings in them places the emphasis on your child. Take pictures of them doing things in their environment, and they will understand the routine better then a generic, preset choice. The images can be set by you, the user, as well as audio.

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

-Audio Recording Bug Fixed

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
Kimn311 ,

Bad app be careful

After downloading and paying an alert says the developer needs to update and it will not work on current iPad. Also there are only 5 pictures to choose from when adding a picture next to a routine. So sad as I was really looking forward to this app. But if the software isn't even up to date to run I feel they should have to disclose that or refund my money

Ted A. ,

This app would get a 0 star if I could do it

The app doesn't work and adding or deleting is not an option to a created "schedule". The idea is good but the execution is lousy. I also got a notice when I opened it that said it would slow down my phone because it needs to be updated from the developer. Would have been nice to see that BEFORE I purchased it. How do you get your money back??

SkyeSoul ,

No App Crashes, Great App

Full Disclosure; I am involved in the development of this app.
The audio bug has been fixed, and is a good app for visual routines at this price.


Megan Holstein
15.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Pufferfish Software


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