First-Then Board

May 19, 2019

Welcome to the First-Then Board resource gallery at Fountain of Hope! As a leading community-driven organization in the field of Faith and Beliefs, we are dedicated to providing meaningful interventions and support for individuals with various needs.

Understanding the First-Then Board

The First-Then Board is a powerful tool designed to assist individuals who may benefit from visual aids and clear expectations. It is commonly used by educators, parents, and caregivers to support individuals with autism, ADHD, or other developmental and cognitive challenges.

At Fountain of Hope, we believe in the importance of establishing clear routines and providing visual prompts to enhance communication, reduce anxiety, and promote independence. The First-Then Board serves as an effective visual schedule that helps individuals understand and navigate their daily activities in a structured manner.

Benefits and Features

The First-Then Board offers a range of benefits that can greatly improve the lives of individuals facing various challenges. Here are some key features and advantages:

  • Visual Representation: The board utilizes visual symbols or pictures to represent specific tasks or activities, making it accessible and understandable for individuals with different communication abilities.
  • Clear Expectations: By displaying a sequence of tasks or activities, the board helps individuals understand what needs to be done first and what will follow, reducing confusion and anxiety.
  • Promotes Independence: Individuals are empowered to complete tasks independently as they follow the visual cues provided on the board, fostering autonomy and self-confidence.
  • Customizable: The First-Then Board can be tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual. This flexibility allows for personalization and ensures maximum effectiveness.
  • Engagement and Motivation: By breaking down tasks into manageable steps and incorporating motivating visuals, the board encourages active participation and motivation.

How to Use the First-Then Board

Using the First-Then Board is simple and adaptable to different situations and individuals. Here are some important steps to consider:

  1. Identify Key Tasks: Start by determining the tasks or activities that the board will represent. These can include daily routines, chores, academic assignments, therapeutic exercises, or social activities.
  2. Gather Visual Prompts: Collect visual symbols, pictures, or icons that correspond to each task. These can be obtained from various sources, such as books, magazines, or online platforms.
  3. Arrange the Board: Create a visual display using a whiteboard, a portable communication device, or a digital application specifically designed for this purpose. Arrange the visual prompts in a sequential manner, representing the order of tasks.
  4. Explain and Reinforce: Present the First-Then Board to the individual and explain the purpose behind it. Reinforce the understanding of the board by clearly stating expectations and providing supportive guidance.
  5. Integrate into Daily Routine: Incorporate the board into the individual's daily routine consistently. Regularly update and modify the board as necessary to accommodate any changes or progress.

Success Stories

We take pride in witnessing the positive impact the First-Then Board has had on individuals within our community. Here are a few success stories shared by parents and educators:

"Ever since we introduced the First-Then Board to our child, daily routines have become more manageable. The board helps reduce anxiety and provides clear expectations. It's truly a game-changer!" - Mary, parent

"Implementing the First-Then Board in my classroom has improved engagement and attentiveness among my students. They love the visual element and have become more independent in completing tasks." - Mr. Johnson, educator

Join Us at Fountain of Hope

At Fountain of Hope, we continuously strive to provide resources and interventions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families. Explore our First-Then Board resource gallery to learn more about how visual aids can support those with different needs.

Our dedicated team of professionals is passionate about fostering inclusivity, understanding, and empowerment within our community. Together, we can create a supportive environment where individuals can thrive and reach their full potential.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like further information about the First-Then Board or any of our services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our friendly team is always here to assist you.

Thank you for choosing Fountain of Hope as your trusted partner on this journey of support and growth.