Totally Unique Product
- Use our unique self cling pockets to put your own pictures on your board
- Make people, places and things real by using your own pictures
- Use your own pictures so no need to buy expansion packs for additional activities
- Saves money on buying extra cards
- Improves communication
- Reduces meltdowns
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- 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
- 10 pockets 95mm x 60mm with landscape opening
- 1 dry wipe pen
- 1 Suction pen holder
How should you use the Weekly Visual Timetable?
This simple but effective timetable can be used to give a child routine and structure over a week and improve communication between a caregiver and the child, leading to less frustration, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
They can rest against any side / shelf / surface or be fixed to the wall using 3M Command Strips (available as an extra).
- The planner is your child’s board and not yours, encourage them to take ownership.
- Choose a day, Sunday often works best, and set the board for the coming week.
- With your child, choose 1 or 2 photos of what is happening each day – this can be an event, a place or a person.
- Encourage your child to insert these photos into the pockets on the correct day and talk about each activity.
- At bedtime, talk about what is happening tomorrow and give your child 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 your child to look at what’s happneing today and give them the opportunity to talk about anything that’s worrying them.
- At bedtime, before you talk about tomorrow, review today and try to pull out the positives.
- Your aim is to send you child to bed focussing on the good things they did today and the good things that will happen tomorrow.
- If they ask what’s happening tomorrow encourage them to look at their board and start a conversation about how good tomorrow will be.
The only visual timetable to enable you to use your own pictures to personalise your timetable for your child.
“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
A symbol of a chicken nugget isn’t a chicken nugget, but a photograph is and children know the difference.
The OurBoards Weekly Visual Timetable 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 parents, to combine distinct spaces for pictures and notes whilst not overwhelming senses.