Abovo Personal Communication Device (Models Pcd-P & Pcd-Np)
The Abovo Personal Communication Device, models PCD-P and PCD-NP, is a communication board designed for use by individuals who are unable to communicate verbally. This product allows the user to communicate through single finger typing. This portable, handheld electronic device features 41 keys, a 4-function calculator and a microprocessor with the ability to store 8000 characters. It is available in Alpha or QWERTY style and be purchased without a printer, with an internal printer or with Mul
Adjustable Communication Board.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Card or small object holder intended as a communication board. Describes plywood board with slots, to hold picture cards, made of plywood strips, a vinyl pocket to hold the cards, and a small shelf. The board is hinged to pieces of wood to allow it to be set at various angles. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Arnold, P L TITLE: Designing for Individual Needs: A Manual on the Design of Environments, Furnishings and Materials for I
Attainment GoTalk 20+
Attainment GoTalk 20+ is a symbolic communicator for individuals with communication disabilities. It is lightweight and rugged with a 100 message capacity and five recording levels, plus five core messages. Core vocabulary messages stay the same on each level, making it unnecessary to re-record those essential message on each level. Features a quick record feature, digital volume control, a built-in handle and keyguard, and overlay storage compartment. Also includes sequential recording and an o
Attainment Talkbook Four
The Attainment Talkbook Four is a portable symbolic communication system for users with communication disabilities. The four message device includes a vinyl folder with transparent pockets that hold up to four GoTalk Ones (included). Frame cover provides additional space on inside for picture or symbol. Each GoTalk One provides large display area for picture or symbol, and colorful play button.
Bi-Fold Communication Choice Folder (Models 032037 & 032229)
The Bi-fold Communication Choice Folder is a communication book designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. The folder has waterproof fabric on the outside and Velcro-receptive fabric on the inside. The user places Velcro-backed pictures on the inside fabric and points to them to communicate. SIZES: Regular (model 032037) and large (model 032229). DIMENSIONS (L xW): Model 032037 is 18 x 24 inches open and 9 x 12 inches closed and model 032229 is 24 x 16 inches o
Clear Pocket Communication Easel (Models 032226 & 032227)
Clear Pocket Communication Easel is a communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This two-sided, portable easel has clear pockets in which pictures can be placed. The user can slip a picture out of one of the pockets or point to the picture to communicate a message. SIZES: Regular (model 032226) or Long (model 032227). DIMENSIONS (LxW): Model 032226 is 15.5 x 12 inches and model 032227 is 24 x 9 inches.
Communication / Visual Aid Apron (Models 032009, 032010, & 032058)
The Communication / Visual Aid Apron, models 032009, 032010, and 032058, is a body-worn communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. Velcro backed pictures adhere to the apron, and the user points to a picture to communicate a message. The apron comes in full (models 032009 and 032058) or waist (model 032010) length. The full-length apron has one pocket and can hold up to 90 pictures. The waist-length apron has two pockets and can hold up to 3
Communication Bib Or Bolo
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a communication bib and bolo that a parent or service provider can wear for use with a child with intellectual and communication disabilities. The bib and bolo are made from material that accepts hook Velcro. Pictures or symbols are backed with the Velcro and attached to the bib or bolo. To construct the bib, round off the four corners of a piece of material and fold the material in half vertically. Cut a slit approximately 2 inches into material at the
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with communication disabilities to communicate. To make this device, cut piece of cardboard or other stiff material to size. Place the cardboard in the center of the display material and cut the material, leaving enough for the sides to fold over the front of the cardboard. Apply hot glue to the perimeter of the cardboard and fold the material over. Cut excess to allow fabric to lay smoothly. Be sure to have Velcro-sensitive side of the
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY
PURPOSE: To enable individuals with little or no verbal communication ability to convey messages and participate in conversations. This basic device can be printed on a board or on standard paper. The board is designed with six rows: Row one has the letters A through E; row two has the letters F through J; row three has the letters K through O; row four has the letters P through T; and row five has the letters U through Z. The sixth row includes standard messages that are of
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Provides a display of vocabulary items representing thoughts the user is unable to express verbally. Shows examples of simple laptray communication boards. suggests materials used be sturdy (e.g., plywood) and that items on board be covered by clear, protective plexiglass sheet. Diagrams show boards fitted on a wheelchair, on a standing frame and with extensions. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR:Golbin, A. TITLE:Cerebral Palsy and Communication: Wh
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a communication can for use with children with intellectual and communication disorders. Pringles Torengos (potato chips) come in a triangular shaped can. Empty and clean the can and remove the label. Cut a piece of self-stick felt (available at most craft stores) to cover the outside of the can. This creates the communication device or choice board. Attach two-inch communication symbols (made with Boardmaker software; see entry) with Velcro hook attached
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who are not able to speak to communicate. To create the book using a computer, using a word processing program, set up a document with half-inch margins on all four sides and set the page orientation to landscape. Create a table that is 10 cells wide and 10 cells high. Format cells to be about 0.7-inch tall so that all ten rows fit on one page. Adjust as necessary. Using the template or personal design, create an alphabet and commonly us
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a conversation tray for assistance in conversation skills for children with intellectual and communication disabilities. Take an old, round cleaned fruit/vegetable tray and use construction paper to differentiate the various conversation topics on sections of the circle. Topics can include anything a child might have an interest in (animals, family, friends, movies). Using Velcro, attach topic pictures (using BoardMaker communication symbols) to each sec
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Easy to manipulate communication device for a nonverbal person with a limited vocabulary. Communication wheel made of two 12 inch circles of plywood or masonite and a piece of 1/2 inch dowel. The top circle has a dowel handle on the edge, and a 3 to 4 inch hole cut out half way between the center and the edge. Symbols can be pasted on interchangeable cardboard circles, which go between the wood circles. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. A
Connect Four Communication Device
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a simple, low-cost communication board. The game's vertical frame enables players drop black or red disks into rows. The object is to get four of one color disks in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally before the opponent. To adapt it as a communication device, glue pictures or letters to both sides of the disks and drop them into the frame. Selections can be made by pointing. It can also be used as an educational tool by gluing shapes, pic
Coupon Holder Communication Display
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a coupon holder communication display that can be used with children and adults with intellectual or communication disabilities. Take a magnet backed coupon holder (can be found at a dollar store) and place it on the refrigerator where it can be easily reached. Using 2 x 3 inch cards create picture/symbol cards for the user of foods, juices, etc. and to represent actions such as want, eat, like, thirsty, hungry, done, etc. Place the appropriate pict
Create Your Own Picture Schedules And Communication Boards
The Create your own Picture Schedules and Communication Boards are communication boards and independent living tutorials designed for use by children and adults with communication or cognitive disabilities. Users can create cistom schedules and boards on-line by searching an on-line database of more than 5,000 images at http://www.languageimages.com. They then choose a layout and typeface. Picture schedules are available with 3 (3 columns x 1 row), 5 (5 columns x 1 row), 6 (3 columns x 2 rows),
Critical Communicator, The
The Critical Communicator is a communication board designed for use by individuals with autism or cognitive, speech, or communication disabilities. Useful in medical and therapeutic settings, this communication aid is helpful for those who have difficulty communicating even basic needs on a temporary basis. Included are a pain scale, words and pictures for now (immediate attention, such as hard to breathe), pain (ache, burning, sharp), comfort (head up/down), people (husband, wife, doctor), alp
Custom Boards - Premium
Custom Boards - Premium is a communication board creation program designed for use with individuals with communication, cognitive, learning, developmental or speech disabilities, or autism. This application, or app, enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to create single page communication boards that can be printed or displayed on a mobile device and used alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty communicating. Custom Boards - Pr
Cutting Edge Communication Board
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: The “Cutting Edge” Communication Board Display is a handy way to store and/or use communication symbols. It is designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities.
Design And Construction Of A Laptray: Preliminary Notes.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Outlines construction of laptrays, particularly for use as communication boards. Describes and provides drawings of various styles of laptrays, discussing size, materials, shape, fabrication measuring, tools and cutting procedure. Discusses wheelchair mounting for laptrays (velcro tape, and wooden runners), and laptrays used as communication boards. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Vanderheiden, G C TITLE: Design and Constructio
Design-Your-Own Board (Model R0403)
Design-Your-Own Board, model R0403, is a communication board designed to be personalized for individuals with communication disabilities. This board features a keyboard-style letter board on one side and a blank face on the other, enabling the user or a therapist to utilize his or her perferred communication picture set (not included). The durable plastic board has rounded corners.
Design-Your-Own Board With Sticker Set (Model R0404)
Design-Your-Own Board with Sticker Set, model R0404, is a communication board designed to be personalized for individuals with communication disabilities. This board features a keyboard-style letter board on one side and a blank face on the other, enabling the user or a therapist to design a custom display using the two sets of 588 reusable WordWise Stickers (see also separate entry). The durable plastic board has rounded corners.
The e-Talk 8400 is a direct selection and symbolic communicator designed for use by people with communication, learning and speech disabilities. This handheld device resembles a small tablet computer. It features a bright poly-silicon (LTPS) 800 x 600 touch screen that can be read in a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting conditions. The e-Talk 8400 also has a built-in microphone and an internal speaker with variable volume, and there is a sound output port for use with external speaker(s).
E-Talk Gta & E-Talk Gtn
The e-Talk GTA and e-Talk GTN are direct selection and symbolic communicators designed for use by people with communication, learning and speech disabilities. These handheld devices resemble a small tablet computer. Each model features a backlit poly-silicon (TP) 800 x 600 touch screen with anti-glare that can be read in a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting conditions. The GTA and GTN also have a built-in microphone and an internal speaker with variable volume, and there are microphone inpu
Easytalk (Models 8, 16, 24 & 32)
EasyTalk, models 8, 16, 24 and 32, is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. This communication aid can record up to 56 minutes of digitized voice messages on eight recording levels. Users can access messages stored at any level using one or two switches. There are four scanning options: Row/Column, Linear, Vertical and Horizontal. Each key can record a message of any length, limited only by available memory. The touch panel can accommoda
Eye Gaze Frame
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an eye gaze frame for a child with intellectual, severe physical disabilities, and/or communication disabilities. An eye gaze frame can be made with simple materials obtained at a hardware store. Using three lengths of PVC plumbing pipe in whatever size and length desired hot glue two round pipe connectors (of the appropriate size) to a 3 x 5 inch wood base. Fit the three pieces of pipe together with elbow connectors and then fit the entire structure
Eye-Talks Communicator (Model 3700)
The Eye-Talks Communicator, model 3700, is a communication board designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities and communication disabilities. Equipped with a self-contained, height-adjustable stand, this clear board enables the user to communicate using an eye gaze while still being able to see the person being communicated with and the surroundings. This communicator also comes with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) with a suggested activities list. OPTIONS: Goosenec
Fabric Communication / Choice Notebook Cover (Model 032044)
The Fabric Communication / Choice Notebook Cover, model 032044, is a communication book page designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. The cover attaches to a standard-size binder with elastic straps and is made of Velcro-friendly fabric on which Velcro-backed pictures can be placed. The user points to a picture to communicate a message. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 21.5 x 11.5 inches.
Fabric Flip Chart (Model 032147)
The Fabric Flip Chart, model 032147, is a communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. The chart comes with a set of four Velcro-receptive loop pages that are attached to a four-ring plastic stabilization board. Velcro backed pictures or cutouts can be placed on each page and the user points to a picture or word to communicate a message. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Pages are 4 x 19 inches.
The FaCTS Board is a communication board designed to be a simple, inexpensive, low-tech device for facilitated communication. The board consists of card stock printed with the alphabet in QWERTY format and some blank spaces. The back side of the sheet has all blank spaces, which may be used for picture symbols or words. The card stock attaches with report clips to a plexiglass template with .5-inch holes for each letter on the keyboard. The holes provide tactile feedback and a more defined visua
Float Board Communicator
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself device which allows individuals with communication disabilities to communicate by pointing to symbols while in the pool. The float board is made up of three parts. The upper part is an upside-down plastic bucket that is bonded to a section of float board. A float board can be obtained at any sports store. The second part, underneath the float board is a much smaller plastic jar, filled with concrete. This jar is then bonded
Floating Communication Board
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a waterproof communication board that can float in the pool, bath, or water table for an individual with communication disabilities. Create and laminate the communication board, place it in a zip lock plastic bag and seal, pushing any excess air out so it lays flat. Place loop Velcro on a foam garden kneeler and hook Velcro on the back of the plastic bag with the communication board. Make sure the pictures on the communication board are facing up. At
Fold-It System (Attache & Tri-Fold Models)
The Fold-It System is a portable communication board system with a shoulder strap and a handle for carrying. Two models are available: the Attache ($27) and the Tri-Fold ($37). The Attache System consists of four clear plastic pockets (8 display areas) to hold any symbolic language cards or other communication cards. The Tri-Fold System is designed for holding more cards in situations when a larger vocabulary is needed. This system has 48 slots that will each hold pictures or cards up to 3 inche
Folding Communication Board/Bookstand
The Folding Communication Board/Bookstand is a custom adaptation designed for individuals with upper extremity and lower extremity disabilities to use their communication board mounted to a wheelchair tray. This is a folding communication board/bookstand. It is covered in carpet to be velcro friendly. It can be used as a bookstand to raise the work up for the student to encourage posture. It can also be used as a communication board with velcroed pic syms or photos and as a stand to hold other c
Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition (Model Lm-6000Sev)
The Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition, model LM-6000SEV, is a hand-held augmentative communication and learning device and voice output dictionary designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision, or individuals with speech or learning disabilities. This unit combines a spelling corrector, dictionary, thesaurus, grammar guide, and 10 educational games. The Language Master 6000SE features a typewriter-style keyboard with high-contrast lettering and raised locator dots
The Hawk is a direct selection communicator designed for use in start-up, trainer, and other early language situations, and in specific Individual Education Plan (IEP) related activities such as cause and effect and discrimination training. Due to its portability, it may be suitable for field-trip activities. The unit is housed in high-impact plastic case and employs a digital voice technology for high-quality, natural voice output. The touchpanel is divided into a 3 x 3 matrix for a total of 9
Help Me At Home And School Grades 5 & 6
The Help Me at Home and Schools, for grades 5 and 6, is a symbolic language system of index cards with bold line illustrations for special needs of children. DIMENSIONS: 11 by 14 inches.
The Holiday Kit is a communication board designed for use with the Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) for use by nonspeech or limited speech persons. The holiday symbols are intended to motivate spontaneous conversation about holidays and other special occasions. The kit includes pre-made boards for Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter, birthdays, Halloween, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Thanksgiving, and Valentines Day. Duplicable symbol masters are also included for the above holidays, along with Lab
Icu Grades 1 And 2 In English Or Spanish
The ICU for grades 1 and 2 is a large print and symbolic language chart of index cards with illustrations and large print for special needs in the intensive care unit (ICU): intensive, coronary, recovery and emergency care. This product is available in English and Spanish versions. DIMENSIONS: 11 x 14 inches.
The Illustrated Menu is a communication board with symbolic language pictures designed to assist nonvocal individuals with food and beverage selection. The board has more than 200 pictures of various foods and beverages, as well as key phrases (such as "Where is the rest room?"), and a tip finder. The board contains several pages to flip through and all are laminated so that they may be written on with non-permanent markers.
Individualized Communication Systems
Individualized Communication Systems are communication boards designed for instructing non-vocal persons in the fundamentals of non-speech communication. Each plastic board features a set of clear vinyl pockets. Communication symbols of any type may be placed in the pockets, which are secured by a clear, non-glare plexiglass cover that snaps on top. Seven colors of card stock paper are included for mounting the communication symbols. The boards are primarily designed to aid teachers and thera
Interactive Communication Cards (Models 82262, 82263, 82264, & 82265)
The Interactive Communication Cards are communication boards designed for use with individauls with speech or communication disabilities. Available sets include Home and Health, model 822672; Food, model 82263; Recreation and Leisure, model 82264; and Sensory and Social, model 82265. Each set depicts 120 practical and functional activities, along with common words. Words are printed on the front and back of each card. Four sentence strips encourage communicating in sentences. High-frequency voca
Liberator E-Tran Frame
The Liberator E-Tran Frame is a portable no-tech communication solution designed for use by individuals with limited communication secondary to vocal cord damage, swallowing difficulties, tracheotomy, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neuron disease (MND), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Rett syndrome, dyspraxia, Parkinson’s disease, or people with general communication difficulties. It is ideal for people who have reasonably good eye pointing skills. The frame is a rectangular sheet
Life Experiences Communication Kit
The Life Experiences Communication Kit is a communication board designed to teach 11 separate lessons in daily life experiences to non-speech or limited speech students. The lesson plans cover such activities as "Make Juice," or "Wash Face," or "Go Restaurant." Each lesson comes with a Miniature Communication Board with the appropriate color-coded Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (a total of six boards with some designed to be used for more than one lesson), a step-by-step Picture Dir
The Logan ProxPAD choice maker is a voice output direct selection communicator and communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. The user touches or swipes tags on the ProxPAD to play corresponding vocabularies. The ProxPAD features a large target area for message retrieval and easily generated tags to match the user's physical and visual abilities. The device can be used in the classroom or mounted on a wall for general use in a schoo
The Logan ProxTalker is a direct selection communicator and communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. This voice output communicator allows the user to place up to five symbolic picture tags in a desired order on Velcro squares located above a small speaker. Each picture tag is placed on the Velcro squares, and when the tag is pressed down, the Logan ProxTalker speaks the word or phrase corresponding to that picture. Above the squa
Magnetic Notebook Pages (Model 032134)
Magnetic Notebook Pages, model 032134, are communication book pages designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. These three-hole pages can be placed in a standard letter-sized notebook binder (not included). Pages are made of magnetic steel encased in two usable white surfaces, allowing placement of magnetic pictures. The user points to a picture to communicate a message.
Mini Eye-Talk (Model 3704)
The Mini Eye-Talk, model 3704, is a communication board designed for use by young children with severe physical disabilities and communication disabilities. Equipped with a self-contained, height-adjustable stand, this clear board enables the child to communicate using an eye gaze while still being able to see the surroundings, as well as the person with whom the child is communicating. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): This communicator is 11.5 x 14.5 x 1/16 inches. OPTIONS: Gooseneck mounting clamp.
Mini Picture Set (Model Mp-01Q)
The Mini Picture Set, model MP-01Q, is a compilation of symbolic language pictures designed to be used to make communication boards or illustrated lists used by nonvocal individuals. The symbols are in black and white and therefore are readily photocopyable. There are twelve pages with a total of 576 symbols. Symbols are grouped on pages according to subject area. Topics include daily routine, shopping, restaurants, and choices for planning the day.
Movable Communication And Learning Boards
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create custom adapted communication and learning boards for students with disabilities. These boards enabled students with high support disabilities to access communication aids and learning materials while they are in their different therapeutic positions. There was no commercially available adjustable board which could be moved into the various positions and be easily moved around. The original design called for a stand that was 700 millimeters
NOVA chat 12
NOVA chat 12 is designed for use by individuals who are not able to use their natural voice to communicate as a result of stroke, cerebral palsy and neuro-genetic disorders that impact speech. It offers the Chat software on an Android platform. NOVA chat 12 is portable and offers a 12.2 inch display. Some of the features include switch scanning, Social Chat, and IVONA speech synthesize. A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems.
Pecs Phase Iii
The PECS Phase III App, is designed for use by individuals with communication and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The PECS system is an aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system in which individuals exchange pictures of items to obtain tangibles and other needs. The PECS Phase III App is designed to look just like a PECS communication book while teaching picture discrimination. This app is not intended to replace the learner's PECS communication book, but rather to serve as
Picture Prompt Stickers
The Picture Prompt Stickers are symbolic language pictures designed for making communication boards or illustrated lists for use by nonvocal individuals. The vinyl stickers are arranged on twelve vinyl sheets with 48 stickers per sheet. A total of 576 symbols depict activities, objects, and situations for shopping, housekeeping, restaurants, and daily planning. Three display boards, three sticker booklets, a carrying case, and directions are included. OPTIONS: Individual sticker sets are also av
Playing Dynamically is a symbolic language picture library designed for use with children with communication disabilities and autism. This program provides over 70 communication boards that combine language development and play, providing action, variety, and a choice of control. The program displays 13 commonly available toys on a toy shelf, with additional choices available in a toy store. When a toy or an activity is selected, corresponding communication boards on the computer screen enable t
Portable Choice / Display Board (Model 032025)
The Portable Choice/Display Board, model 032025, is a communication board designed for use by individuals with autism, communication disabilities, or speech disabilities. The board has Velcro-friendly fabric on one side and nylon on the other side. Pictures with Velcro backing are placed on the Velcro-friendly side of the board, and the user points to a picture to communicate a message. A reversible Velcro closure allows the board to stand upright or with its sides angled forward. The board has
Portable Clear Communication Device (Models 032232, 032233, & 032234)
Portable Clear Communication Device is a communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. The device has a clear vinyl plastic cover with Velcro closure along the top and webbing handles for carrying. The inside of this device has a board of thick plastic with Velcro strips on the front and back on which Velcro-backed pictures can be placed. The user can point to a picture to communicate a message. OPTIONS: Talking pockets (see entry). SIZES: Regu
Portable Deluxe Picture Communication Unit
The Portable Deluxe Picture Communication Unit is an alternative communication device designed for individuals with communication disabilities. Sheets of loop fabric surface hold pictures and words. Durable waterproof luggage fabric on outside with hook/loop closure. Zipper pocket for storing materials. Adjustable shoulder strap provides comfortable carrying. SIZE: 12" L x 11.5" W and 2" thick in closed position. COLOR: Black.
The Power Talker is communication board and direct selection communicator designed for use by children ages 18 months to 3 years just beginning to use a communication board. The Power Talker is designed to be used with the PowerPad expanded keyboard (see separate entry). An overlay is designed with 16 sections; the program can be configured by a parent or teacher to use as many as all 16 of the sections or as few as one. The default configuration is set to utilize all 16 pictur
Pre-Made, Customizable Picture Schedules
The Pre-Made Customizable Picture Schedules are communication boards and independent living skills tutorials designed for use by children and adults with communication or cognitive disabilities. These Web-based, downloadable, pre-made and custom picture schedules are available for a variety of topics, with many available in versions specific to adults or children. Examples include the "Calm Down Picture Schedule," "Doctor Visit Picture Schedule," "Brush Teeth Picture Schedule, "Go to Work Pictur
Simple communication board for basic needs. A 7 by 7 inch laminated yellow card with the alphabet on one side and 22 drawings of basic needs on the other side.
Senior Buddy Board & Junior Buddy Board
The Senior Buddy Board and the Junior Buddy Board are communication boards designed for use by children or adults with communication or speech disabilities. The front side shows a Qwerty computer-style keyboard, while the back side has 23 often-used words and phrases. The user points to letters on the front to spell out words. The Qwerty arrangement allows the user to mimic touch typing, which can be quicker for those who know how to type. Typists can use a backspace arrow to indicate they want
Silent Speaker Communication Aids (Models 110-B, 110-C, 110-E, 111-B, 111-D, & 111-E)
Silent Speaker Communication Aids are graphic communication boards designed to enhance communication between caregivers and individuals experiencing verbal communication disabilities due to trauma, surgery, injury, disease, or any other condition. Reusable laminated clipboards (models 110-B, 110-C, and 110-E) and cards (models 111-B, 111-D, and 111-E) feature concise keywords and phrases printed in large type with either a drawing of the human body (models 110-B, 110-C, 111-B, and 111-D), or lar
Small Pvc E-Tran
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with communication disabilities to communicate. To make this device, using a hack saw or PVC cutting tool, cut the 52 inches of PVC tubing into one 16-inch segment, two 14-inch segments and four two-inch segments. Insert each 14-inch segment of PVC tubing into a PVC tee connector. Insert the other end of each 14-inch segment into a PVC elbow. Join the two 14-inch segments using the 16-inch segment by inserting each end of the 16-inch seg
Smart/128 is a direct selection communicator and communication board designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. This augmentative and alternative communication device features a removable transparent top grid with 128 locations for recorded messages. Without the grid, the device can be used for pictorial communication. With the grid, messages up to 2.25 seconds long can be recorded and played back on six levels with up to 128 messages per level. The device comes w
Soft Communication / Choice Board (Model 032045)
The Soft Communication/Choice Board, model 032045, is a communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities or autism who may become physically aggressive. This board is made of soft material to prevent users from injuring themselves or others. It is covered with two-sided Velcro-friendly fabric on which Velcro-backed pictures are placed. The user can point to a picture to communicate a message. The unit includes a pocket on top with a Velcro closure
Table Top Communicator
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To create a small adapted communication tool for use during meal and snack time for children with communication disabilities.
Tactile Symbols are a symbolic language system designed to provide a means of communication for people who have both communication disabilities and visual disabilities. The symbols are permanent, manipulatable, can be tactually discriminated, and may be selected using a simple motor response such as touching. The symbols are coded by shape to represent various meaning categories and objects are glued to plastic background shapes to represent specific vocabulary items. For example, backgrounds in
The Pre-Made Customizable Communication Boards
The Pre-Made Customizable Communication Boards are communication boards designed for use by children and adults with communication or cognitive disabilities. These Web-based, downloadable, pre-made and customizable boards are available in versions specific to adults or children. Layouts include Basic Communication (adult or child), Hospital (adult or child), Social (adult or child), or Social Interaction (adult or child). Each communication board can be modified by searching an on-line database
Trifold Display Board (Models 032035 & 032082)
The Trifold Display Board is a communication board designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This self-standing board has three sections with Velcro-receptive fabric on the front and back, making a total of six surfaces on which Velcro backed pictures, words, or symbols can be placed. The user points to these words or symbols to comunicate a message. SIZES: Regular (model 032035) or Large (model 032082). DIMENSIONS (LxW): Each of the six sufaces is 12 x 16 inc
Vidatak E-Z Board
The Vidatak EZ Board is a communication board designed for use by medical patients who are unable to speak. This dry-erase board is two-sided. The front of the board is divided into categories such as I am, I want, I want to see, and I want to clean. Under each category is a list of words specific to that category, which the patient can point to, circle, or check. The front also includes a section of alphanumeric symbols. Attached to the front of the communication board is a pen holder and dry e
The PECS® system is described as an aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system in which individuals exchange pictures of items to obtain tangibles and other needs. The Wait4it app is designed for use by individuals with communication and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) who have mastered Phases I and II of PECS. Its aim is to encourage waiting for a desired object or event. Many learners who encounter situations during which they must wait have difficulty with this concept. Th
The Workbook Window is an educational aid and communication board designed for use by individuals with communication, speech or cognitive disabilities. The Workbook Window transforms any workbook into a write-on wipe-off Practice Book. To use, slide an open workbook into the clear vinyl sleeve. It can be used with dry erase markers or wipe-off crayons and accommodates standard size workbooks as well as single worksheets. The lapboard construction allows tabletop or lap use. The revrse side ha
The PECS system is described as an aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system in which individuals exchange pictures of items to obtain tangibles and other needs. The Working4 app is designed for use by individuals with communication and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) who are using a visual reinforcement system. This app visually reminds the user what they are working for, how much work needs to be done and how close they are to earning a reward for that work. This app can b