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How can you best support children who regularly need step-by-step instructions?

‘Now and next’ boards offer a visual cue to silence the continually asked question, ‘What’s happening next?’

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What is important here is finding a way to manage the child’s needs, while also being able to teach, support others and utilise yourself in the best way to the benefit of all.

A wide range of resources are available to support children who regularly need step-by-step instructions. A “now and next” board is one such example.

While they do take time to set up, you will reap the benefits of having a well-supported child – as well as the time this frees up.

How to make a board

To create a now-and-next board, take a simple sheet of paper (it can be laminated for longevity); in the “now” section, ...

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