Richard Nurse was inspired by his son Freddie, who is on the autistic spectrum.
Until 2 ½ years of age Freddie was almost completely nonverbal. Richard found communicating through images a revelation. Creating a visual timeline helped Freddie to understand daily events, reducing his anxiety.
He loves all things digital and has been really excited by the idea of seeing his daily timeline on a phone or a tablet. His teachers and support workers have been very supportive throughout the development of picturepath. They believe a digital solution can replace the laminated timelines they currently use.
The timelines currently used to communicate with Freddie are made of laminated cards. With this comes a series of problems: they can go missing, cost money to replace and they can’t always be adapted given a change in plans. Given that Freddie loves all things digital, we have developed picturepath for parents and teachers to help children with special educational needs.
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