We are thrilled to announce we have joined forces with OurBoards to support families with children with special needs at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Families of children with special needs have been enjoying a new free resource thanks to our latest partnership with OurBoards. OurBoards’ provide visual strategies to help children and adults with language difficulties, behavioural issues, SEND or dementia to complete specific tasks.
The partnership forms a core part of OurBoards’ commitment to supporting people with Hidden Disabilities and Neurodiversities such as ADHD and Autism and is equally a key part of our SHS strategy to support vulnerable children, young people and families to thrive.
OurBoards has the vision to transform the lives of people with hidden disabilities and neurodiversities by designing and manufacturing visual communication boards that help them to understand and manage their environment, thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
Ayesha Solomon, SEN Support Officer at School-Home Support said:
“Families with children with special needs are facing the tough challenge of having to manage their children’s needs at home without school and the wider professional support network which is usually available to them. OurBoards’ response to the needs of families we support has been fantastic, they have sent products out quickly and this has helped families with learning tasks and daily routines. Parents have found the resource very helpful.”
Caroline Campion, Resource Base and ASC Lead at Brunswick Park Primary School said:
“Parents have found the OurBoards resource very useful. They are very durable, new visuals can easily be made, and both boards can be adapted for e.g toilet training, introducing dressing independently etc.”
Mariam Shaheen, frontline SHS Practitioner in Bradford, said:
“OurBoards have helped one child I support to stay in routine at home, as his behaviour can be challenging at times. The resource also helps his younger brother who has Autism and has no speech at the moment. Mum has used the visual cards for him as well and finds that he likes these and sometimes uses the cards to communicate.”
Neale Hayward-Shott, Founder of OurBoards said:
“We’re really excited to be partnering with School-Home Support in order to further the vision of both our organisations. SHS has professionals working with families and can make really good use of our visuals. It’s a privilege for us to be able to support families that most need help and support and to be part of enabling children and parents to communicate and understand each other.”