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.
When meeting a professional for the first time the What I Like board will help a person to communicate their likes and dislikes. The professional should ask the person to write on the blue Gecko Tags some of their most and least preferred activities. Then ask them to place the Gecko Tags on the board in a position that reflects what they think of the activity. This can be helpful to start a conversation.
If you have any questions for Andrew Whitehouse about how to use the Whatever / Inspired 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 What I Like 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:
- 10 x Blue Gecko Tags