When I first qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist, my clinical supervisor told me that his favourite therapy resource was paper and a stack of felt tip pens. I was baffled at the time, still lugging around board games, picture books and every other resource I could get my hands on; still spending my evenings printing, cutting and laminating…
But over the years I’ve come to see what a fantastically powerful and flexible resource a pen and paper can be, to support communication at every stage. From team meetings, to conversations with teenagers, to negotiating plans with pre-schoolers, putting our ideas on paper is hugely helpful.
In this video I share with you how I use Sketchnoting in my therapy sessions to support attention, comprehension and memory.
Whether you’re a teacher, therapist, parent or team leader, I encourage you to get doodling and explore its potential for improving communication.
For more visual learning ideas, check out my blog post on Thinking Maps.