OurBoards is delighted to partner with professionals with experience in creating visual tools. If you have ideas for visuals tools that will help people in school, office or home settings then we would love to hear from you.
If we are able to commercialise your idea then you will receive a basic share of the revenue of all sales of your product and an additional share for anything that you can demonstrate comes directly from your promotional efforts.
The OurBoards Behaviour and Anxiety Intervention Tools have been designed in partnership with Andrew Whitehouse of People First Education.
Andrew is a TEDx speaker, a Special Educational Needs trainer, consultant and intervention specialist. He is a specialist in Neurological Disorders and provides therapy for: Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome and related conditions. He has a number of roles including training education professionals in schools and colleges, observing young people in the learning environment and providing intervention strategies, working directly with young people to help them achieve their potential.
That Beautiful Mind creates SEND products with love. It’s an online shop designed to give parents and carers of children with special needs access to tried and tested products to help them aid their children’s development, and just make life a little easier.
The site is the dream of Donna Phillips, mum to Alfie, a 6yr old boy diagnosed with autism and learning difficulties (Global Development Delay).
Our partnership with Donna is for her First and Then boards (also known as Now and Next boards). Donna designed and we manufactured the first & then boards, targeted at younger children. They are simple visual aid tools that have been designed to help parents, teachers and therapists communicate a simple sequence of events to a child by showing them what they need to do now (first) and what they will do next (then).
When used correctly, these boards can help children with autism, and other language or additional needs move smoothly from one activity to another.
Steve Bassett is working with OurBoards to develop a range of products under the title of Learning Walls. Steve is a former Headteacher offering primary school improvement, in an interim management/advisory/consultancy capacity.
Steve has been developing Learning Walls over the past ten years as a tool to help pupils, teachers and school management. In addition he has created our Classroom and Playground Behaviour boards that provide consistency and positivity leading to successful behaviour management