Improving inclusion and communication amongst children with special needs

From product development to support social interaction amongst children with communication difficulties, specialist training and advice in video production and editing, to helping TPD secure extra funds, the University has worked closely to help transform The Play Doctors.

ABC Learning

The Play Doctors Ltd is a family run business, set up to design, develop and produce a unique and award winning range of autism visual aids, inclusion training products and communication resources.

The Play Doctors (TPD) began working with the University back in 2015 as part of the Innovation Bridge project. Using our expertise in education and language, the University reviewed TPD’s current resources, assessing effectiveness, ease of use, and helping TPD’s customers to understand how the product works.

From product development to support social interaction amongst children with communication difficulties, specialist training and advice in video production and editing, to helping TPD secure extra funds, the University has worked closely to help transform TPD.

Wendy Usher, Director of TPD had this to say about her interactions with the University of Bedfordshire:

“The University’s support has resulted in raising the profile of The Play Doctors, boosting our credibility, and has given us the confidence to work with other larger organisations.

The University has been willing to go the extra mile and provide additional support when required; we’d like to thank everybody who’s been part of this journey.”

Contact Us

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

Outside office hours
(Campus Watch)
+44 (0)1582 74 39 89

By email
admission@beds.ac.uk
(admissions)
international@beds.ac.uk 
(international)
sid@beds.ac.uk (student support)
help@beds.ac.uk (registration)
erasmus@beds.ac.uk (exchanges)

By post
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton
Bedfordshire
UK, LU1 3JU