Do you want to help your child understand what to expect during the day at home or going out? Do you want them to be able to understand, plan and complete daily living activities and improve their independence, communication and behaviour?
A visual schedule of the day ahead reassures me about what to expect. I don’t know what to do with unstructured time and this can make me anxious.
I can add or replace the symbols in my TomTag schedule really quickly and easily which helps me to know when something different from my normal routine is going to happen.
When I have to change activities without any preparation I can get stressed or upset and this might affect my behaviour too. With clear visual prompts that show events and activities in the order they will happen, I can anticipate the changes and transition better.
It can be difficult for me to recall instructions that I have heard but having a visual reminder makes it much easier to remember the detail and then I can learn to be independent and do things by myself.
There are some activities I don’t like to do but FIRST-THEN prompts can help me to complete these tasks. I can see that FIRST I have to do the activity I prefer less but THEN I can do something I like afterwards. (eg. FIRST get dressed, THEN watch TV)
When I’m going out somewhere or having visitors, I might need to learn or be reminded about the right way to behave. I can look at TomTag to check what the rules are then I’m more confident that I will be able to remember what to do.
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Typical users include:
- Children and young people with communication difficulties
- Children and young people with developmental disabilities
- Visual learners (common in individuals with autism)
- Anyone with executive functioning (memory and organisation) difficulties (eg. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)
[quote style=”boxed”]Fantastic visual aids with a good variety of changeable pictures. What a simple way to walk our children through day to day life.[/quote]
– Michele, Facebook review
This set contains:
- In the House sticker pack
- Out & About sticker pack
- 50 blank buttons (2cm diameter)
- 7 sturdy plastic tags (18 x 4cm, colours may vary)
- 1 attachment loop
- Instruction sheet
All sets are priced to include a 10% discount compared to buying pick & mix items
I know what to expect – morning and evening
- 20 blank buttons
- 2 sturdy plastic tags
- 20 symbols (plus 4 blank for personalisation)
- Symbols for: get up, bedtime, get dressed, get undressed, wash, shower, bath, wash hands, use toilet (sitting), use toilet (standing), brush hair, brush teeth, breakfast, eat, drink, get ready, go to school, homework, read, ipad/tablet
Simply pick – stick – click and you’re ready in minutes to start helping your child towards a better daily life with TomTag.
PICK out the symbol stickers that illustrate the activities, events or tasks that you want to list. Both sticker packs in this set contain 2 copies each of over 70 different Widgit symbols. In the House covers indoor activities, family members, mealtimes, personal care and behaviour at home. Out and About includes symbols for places to go, shopping, transport and behaviour in public. View them all in the gallery below.
All TomTag stickers are water-resistant so you never need to worry about spills and splashes or using TomTag outdoors. Every pack comes with a small number of blank stickers for you to add your own personalisation if needed.
STICK each sticker onto a blank button. Involving the child with this process (most of them love stickers after all!) will help to engage them in using TomTag.
Write the name of the routine, day or event on one of the rectangular labels provided (eg after school, shopping, etc.). Pre-printed days of the week labels are included in this set. Decide which coloured tag you want to use and place the label in the slot at the bottom of the tag.
CLICK each button into an empty space of the chosen tag. Start at the top of the tag and work downwards when the order of activities or events is relevant. There are 7 sturdy plastic tags in this set so you can use a different one for each day of the week or list several routines or tasks at once.
TomTag’s unique click-in buttons stay securely in place when in use but can easily be removed, repositioned and reused to modify a list or create new ones.
READY to use right away. With TomTag, there’s no printing, laminating or Velcro which saves you time AND money. It’s simply less fuss and more fun!
With the attachment loop provided you can position TomTag around the house in relevant locations (a morning routine list would be handy to keep in the bedroom, for example) or fasten it to a bag or clothing when going out and about.
Symbols included in this set
Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2014 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2016
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