Not everyone can interpret how other people are feeling or judge their mood from facial expressions and body language
Some people are unable to verbalise their own feelings and mood
This can lead to a sense of isolation within a group
The OurBoards Feelings Board enables a person to visually communicate their own mood and to see how other people are feeling
Place photographs of each person in the family, team or office in the Gecko self-cling pockets and then everyone place their pocket in the appropriate column
Move your photograph from one column to another as often as necessary
Use the board as a prompt to discuss feelings and what triggers effect different moods
Easily wall mount the Feelings Board using 3M Command strips (included)
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A young person might struggle with verbal communication but is able to place a pocket onto the appropriate column on the feelings board to show others how they feel. The family and care team can place their own pictures on the board to help the person to understand how they feel. The board can be used as a prompt to ask the young person why they feel the way they do and how they would like to feel. Then move on to discuss what the person might do to feel the way they want to. Encourage the young person to ask other people why they feel the way they do and use this to help the young person to understand other peoples moods and how to relate to those different moods.
In an office some people can feel isolated because they aren’t able to understand other people’s moods and come across as insensitive or clumsy in social relationships. This is an issue often associated with Autism and ADHD. By encouraging everyone in the team to use, and keep up to date, the feelings board, those with poor empathy have a better chance of feeling included in the group.
- Dry Wipe
- Clear, engaging layout
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Size approx. 63cm x 38cm
- Includes 10 of 93mm x 63mm Gecko pockets. The pockets open along the long side to make it as easy as possible for someone with poor fine motor skills to place the pictures in the pockets themselves.
- 3M Large Command Strips (pack includes 4 strips)
The Feelings Board is manufactured with a strong lightweight base and is robust and weather resistant. The surface of the mat is a dry wipe laminate then enables you to write and wipe time and time again. Only dry wipe pens and cleaning sprays should be used.
OurBoard pockets are manufactured with a base layer of Gecko laminate. Gecko laminate is an amazing material that sticks to most smooth surfaces, such as wood, glass, whiteboards and smooth painted walls. Gecko laminate gives an optimum combination of ease of use and function and provides options to suit your particular environment. Mounted on the attractive, printed base layer is a clear PVC pocket that perfectly holds a 95mm x 60mm, approximately credit card size, piece of paper or card