Totally Unique Product
- The OurBoards Daily Visual Timetable is unique
- Use our unique self cling pockets to put your own cards or pictures on your board
- Make people, places and things real by using your own pictures
- Unique high quality, long lasting product
- Visualise every activity in the day
- Improves communication
- Reduces meltdowns
- Quick to prepare and easy to use
- More robust than paper timetables
- The layout combines spaces for pictures and notes without overwhelming the senses
- Rigid, lightweight, durable materials for long life
- Dry wipe surface
- Pack includes:
- 1 board approx. 72cm x 38cm
- 27 pockets 95mm x 60mm with landscape opening
- 1 dry wipe pen
- 1 Suction pen holder
How should you use the Daily Visual Timetable (am pm eve)?
This simple but effective timetable is designed for people who need to know what is happening at every point of the day. It helps the person to visualise each activity which helps them to understand and talk about those activities that might otherwise cause them stress or anxiety.
This timetable should be used as the basis of communication, talking about those activities that are particulalrly positive or negative and preparing ahead of time.
The daily visual timetable can rest against any side / shelf / surface, it can sit on top of a double radiator or it can be fixed to the wall using 3M Command Strips (available as an extra).
- The planner belongs to the individual and not the carer, encourage them to take ownership.
- Get into a routine, either the start or end of every day to set the board. If sleep is a problem due to anxiety then setting the board last thing at night may help.
- Establish whether the individual would benefit from having a whole day on the board or setting morning, afternoon and evening spearately may be easier to understand.
- With the individual, choose cards or photos for each actitivity. Cards may be downloaded or home made, photos can be taken on a camera or phone and printed on a home printer.
- Encourage the individual to insert these photos into the pockets on the correct order and talk about each activity.
- At bedtime you may want to talk about what has happened during the day and what is happening tomorrow. Give the individual an opportunity to ask questions or write on the board. Allow them to draw a tick, a cross, a smiley face etc. Encourage them to express an opinion, positive or negative, and then respond accordingly.
- Each morning, encourage the individual to look at what’s happening today and give them the opportunity to talk about whats positive and anything that’s worrying them.
- At bedtime, before you talk about tomorrow, review today and try to pull out the positives.
- Don’t be afraid of change in routine. Change is often seen as a bad thing but in many cases this is because the individual can’t understand the change and therefore resists it. Use the board to suggest that a change in teh planned routine id wanted or needed and suggest that individual changes the pockets on the board. In many situations that we’ve been told of, making a change visually, rather than verbally takes away the anxiety.
The OurBoards daily visual timetable is the only one designed to be personalised with your own pictures.
“Photos and real life images always make the best visual interventions for people with Autism and other additional needs. Often they find generic images difficult to decode.” Andrew Whitehouse MSpEd CPSE (PGCert), BAHons QTS, SEND Consultant (Forensic), TEDx Speaker
The board is quicker to prepare, easier to use and more robust than a paper timetable. The layout of the board has been designed, in conjunction with professinal carers, to combine distinct spaces for pictures and notes whilst not overwhelming senses.