Welcome to OurBoards!

Neale and Fliss

I’m Neale pictured here with my eldest daughter Fliss and she is one of the reasons I started OurBoards. Fliss has learning disabilities which impact her daily life and the life of those around her.

In supporting Fliss I realised there was a lack of professionally produced visual resources available to help communication. So, I decided to design and manufacture a range of task specific boards to meet that need as a way of helping those with hidden disabilities.

Changing the world for those with neurodiversities and giving them the chance to thrive and not just survive is my passion! Which is why OurBoards’ supported apprenticeship scheme aims to give employment to those with neurodiversities.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the OurBoards website and if I can help you in any way please call, I always love to chat!

Neale Hayward-Shott

Our vision at OurBoards is transforming lives for people with hidden disabilities and neurodiversities.

We do this by producing dry-wipe boards that enable more helpful communication.

Better communication leads to fewer meltdowns, less stress, more confidence and improved behaviour and encourages positive relationships in all areas of life.

Our products are useful for all, including those with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, FASD, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Strokes, SEND and Learning Disabilities.

People with neurodiverse minds or hidden disabilities experience a wide range of challenges. We’ve tried to help you find the right board for your situation. We’ve matched challenges that occur regularly for our customers with the boards that were used to find a solution.

weekly timetable board

Weekly Visual Timetable for meltdowns due to events and activities.

Anxieties over school, morning routine, changes in routine, transitions, changes to agreed activities such as what’s for tea, medical appointments, social events

Parents and carers have reported a significant reduction in meltdowns by using the Weekly Visual Timetable.

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now next board

Now and Next Boards for meltdowns due to new situations.

School, hospital, dentist, cinema, family day out, shopping

Parents, carers and teachers have reported a significant reduction in meltdowns by using a Now and Next Board (also known as a Routine Board or a First and Then Board).

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Personal Planning Board for people who can’t focus, organise or finish tasks.

Easily distracted, don’t know what to do next, no sense of achievement

Parents, employees and supervisors have reported a significant reduction in stress and an improvement both in performance and in wellbeing by using a Personal Planning Board.

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Worry Board.

School work, relationships, loneliness, debt, health

Parents, carers, employees and teachers have found that helping the people in their care by addressing things that worry them using the Worry Board has had a positive effect on the person’s wellbeing.

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React / Think Board for impulsive behaviours.

Shouting out, hitting, interrupting, antisocial behaviour

Parents, carers, teachers and professionals have reported a reduction in impulsive behaviours by using a React and Think Board.

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now boards monster visual prompt set

NOW Boards visual prompt set.

A NOW Boards visual prompt set enables children and adults to visually express their emotional state or their ability to engage visually rather than verbally.

You assign your own meaning according to your setting. NOW Boards visual prompt sets are for home use and for school, college and office settings.

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Task specific boards and accessories for SEN administrators and practitioners

boards for sen administrators

Boards for SEN administrators and managers

Admissions, management, planning

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Boards for practitioners supporting individuals with additional needs.

Behaviour intervention boards

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OurBoards Catalogue Summer 2020

OurBoards Catalogue Summer 2020.

Showcasing our products for SEN administrators and practitioners as well as those for individuals.

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