An innovative new tool to make invisible symptoms, visible.
We recently launched StatusSquares.
These wearable token units mean that needs and symptoms can be easily and effectively communicated, and as an individual’s status changes, they can be updated by flipping the token over, or swapping it for another token.
These simple units can help in so many different situations (at school, home, social event, medical appointment or work) and are relevant to many disabilities/conditions (fatigue, anxiety, autism, selective mutism, pain, depression - and a whole host of other conditions).
Having a straight forward and effective way to show how you are, or what your needs are takes away the pressure of constantly having to explain or answer questions. A tool that allows you to show when you need time alone, or time to recharge and when you want company.
In a school context, it allows teachers and parents to instantly see how the child is feeling/coping when they first arrive and put the appropriate support in place without the need to ask questions - especially as, when struggling, the effort of having to answer the questions can be enough to trigger a meltdown or worsening symptoms.
They also allow children (and adults) with conditions involving pain or fatigue to communicate how they are without feeling they will be told off for 'complaining'.
And as your status changes throughout the day, the Status Square can be updated by flipping the token over, or swapping it for another token.
There are 2 main fastenings - a metal clip, or a sturdy badge reel with 40cm retractable cord and a belt clip, but they can also be used with lanyards, keyrings etc.
Made of medical grade plastic, with laminated vinyl latex stickers, the 'clip' versions are totally latex free.
We currently have 5 different double sided tokens, and the 2 different unit attachment options.
The Status Squares can be ordered here.
If you are interested in becoming a stockist, or placing a bulk order, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Here's a clip of the squares in action: