Now Next Boards

Now Next Boards are visual strategies used to help children and adults with language difficulties, behavioural issues, SEND or dementia to complete specific tasks.

now next board real images are best

now next board real images

How to use Now Next Boards

Now Next Boards

Typical tasks that can be managed with Now Next boards include morning routine, evening routine, leaving the house, taking medicine and “how to” tasks such simple food preparation. 

OurBoards Now Next Boards are lightweight, rigid, dry-wipe boards that will help you to help those in your care to complete specific tasks and learn to be more independent.

We understand that not everyone has the facility to print pictures for use with OurBoards products. In order to make OurBoards as widely available as possible, we will print up to 18 (9 pictures per sheet) photos FREE for customers that have purchased a board that includes Gecko pockets. Once you have ordered your board, you should email your pictures to and we will print them and include them with your order. We will, however, leave the cutting out to you.

How to use Now Next Boards

Reward Strategies

This strategy can work to displays two pictures, one on either side of the board. The “first” is usually a picture of a non-preferred activity and the “then” is a picture of a preferred activity.

Independence Strategies

Break a complex task, such as the morning routine, into steps. Use a mixture of your own photographs, clip art, hand drawings and notes to create a series of simple steps. Place the photos and notes into “Gecko” self cling pockets (you can also just use paper /card and blu-tack if you prefer) and stick them to the left side of the now and next board.

The person in your care can then do each simple step based on the picture. As each step is completed the person moves the step pocket (or card) from the left side to right to remind themselves that the step has been done.

Optional accessories

OurBoards Now Next boards can be enhanced with OurBoards Gecko pockets.

  • The A4 board works with up to 4 x 95mm x 60mm pockets
  • The A3 board works with up to 6 x 95mm x 60mm pockets.



  • Dry Wipe
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • A4 board size = 21 cm x 30 cm
  • A3 board size = 30xm x 42 cm


OurBoards Now Next Boards

OurBoards Now Next Boards are quicker to prepare, easier to use and more robust than a paper or laminated now next. Using your own pictures will engage your child or young adult with real people, places and things.