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Gina Smith | Founder of Create Visual Aids

Hi, my name is Gina and I am the founder of Create Visual Aids. I have been a teacher for more than 10 years and have experience of teaching in both mainstream and special education. I am also Mum to two girls aged 6 and 4. 

Having taught in both mainstream and special education I came to realise that many children have access to visual symbols to aid their learning and help them with their understanding at school, but that they do not necessarily have access to these at home. It was also clear to me that no two resources would work exactly the same for two children. Each child is different, has their own qualities, has their own likes and dislikes and needs support in different ways. Based on this I started this business, which was originally called S.E.N. Support -  a business that uses visual symbols to help individuals with their day to day routines, understanding and learning by providing resources that are tailored to their precise needs. 

In addition to this, I also aim to ease teachers' workloads, plus enhance their classrooms with visual symbols if they do not have access to these already. 

I am lucky enough to have a contract with the wonderful crew at Widgit(T) who allow me to use their symbols to make these products under licence. 

As well as myself I am very lucky to have Jane on the Create Visual Aids team with me. As well as being a Mum to two boys, Jane has worked with young adults with severe autism for 20 years and therefore has a wealth of experience of using visuals. 

Create Visual Aids is based in Poole, Dorset and we am happy to say that we make products for people all over the UK and internationally.

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