Having established those anxieties that can possibly be managed, the How would I? board will enable a person, working with a professional, to visualise a plan of what to do in order to achieve a desired result.
How to use
Visual and kinaesthetic thinking
The boards are designed to support people who struggle with executive thinking. We suggest that the process of using the boards is as visual and kinaesthetic as possible. When there is something to write, then suggest the person writes it on one of the Gecko Notes or Tags off the board and then, separately, place the Gecko Note onto the board. Allow the person to choose colours of the Gecko Notes for the different tasks and steps to be done. Discuss their choice of colour.
The person writes down the thing(s) that they want to do on a Gecko Note and places it in the “How would I?” column. You discuss how the person might achieve the task and then they write the things that they will do on Gecko Notes and place those in the “I Will” column. This is an opportunity to use colour as appropriate. The items in the “How would I?” column could be on yellow Notes, the “I will” column could be orange and the “I did” column could be green.
It’s likely that after the “I will” column has been completed a session may end. A photograph could be taken of the board and printed or messaged to the person as a visual reminder. At the next session the board would be reinstated, discussed and, hopefully, the person will write on Gecko Notes those activities that they have achieved and place the Notes in the “I did” column. This is an opportunity for celebration.
If you have any questions for Andrew Whitehouse about how to use the How Would I? Board or any of our Behaviour and Anxiety Intervention Tools then please complete the form and we will pass them to Andrew. He will reply directly to the email that you provide.
The How Would I? Board is manufactured as a sandwich consisting of a strong lightweight expanded foam base with a dry wipe laminate surface that enables you to write and wipe time and time again. Boards and accessories are suitable for use with most dry wipe pens.
“Gecko” laminate is so called because it is based on technology that mimics the tiny pads on a Gecko’s foot. “Gecko” laminate is an amazing new material, unique to OurBoards, that sticks to most smooth surfaces, such as laminated surfaces, wood, glass, whiteboards and smooth painted walls. Only dry wipe pens and cleaning sprays should be used.
- Size A3 (approx 42cm x 30cm)
- Printed dry wipe board with laminated surface
- Accessories included are:
- 3 x Red Gecko Notes
- 3 x Yellow Gecko Notes
- 3 x Orange Gecko Notes
- 3 x Green Gecko Notes