(as of Nov 26,2020 12:06:33 UTC – Details)
The Autism Supplies and Developments Feelings Board is a perfect tool to teach people about their emotions. It uses a colour coded scale, where the colours of the rainbow are used to depict emotions on a sliding scale (from frustrated and angry through to happy and excited). The person can use the enclosed ‘me’ symbol to place next the section that contains the emotion they are feeling to communicate to those around them in a quick and easy way how they are feeling. Being able to easily communicate emotions is a great way to reduce frustration and potential meltdowns. Parents, carers and teachers can also use this as a tool to teach people about their own emotions, by providing a label for how the person is feeling based on their behaviour. This helps by acknowledging the emotion being felt, communicating to the person that they are understood, and helps give them the tools they need to improve their communication in the future. It comes with a pocket-sized keyring with a matching colour coded scale of emotions – one symbol per emotion. This helps to reinforce the learning that is taking place whilst inside, because the system can be used for communication and teaching whilst out and about. Designed initially for autistic children, it has been used successfully with a wide age range and also alternative diagnoses such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and even dementia. It has also been used in pre-schools and other early years setting extremely successfully. Being made from plastic means that both the board and symbols are flexible, yet remain strong and extremely durable. This product is part of the Autism Supplies and Developments range of visual communication aids, which were originally designed to help our own autistic son. With over 30 years professional and personal experience being with those on the spectrum, you can be sure that these products are well designed and helpful.
Ideal to be used as a tool to teach about emotions, and to encourage users to express themselves.
Comes with pocket sized 7cm keyring sot he same system can be used anywhere and everywhere
Both board and symbols are made from plastic so they are incredible durable and hardwearing
The board is A4 in size – which is a good size for both display on the wall and also to keep on the desk for easy access and reference. The ‘me’ symbol is 4.5cm square, again easy to both see and handle.
Uses the same symbols as the Boardmaker software, which are the images that most schools and facilities rely on.