Communication boards provide increased access to language forms and communication for many individuals. Find step-by-step instructions on how to use Smarty Symbols to make quick and easy customizable communication boards.
Communication boards are one type of low tech AAC. They can be used with other AAC systems (like sign language or an SGD), or by themselves. We discuss updates to sites/features that can be used in communication boards in collaboration with Katrina from Cboard.
Multimodal communication is a method of communicating using a variety of methods, including verbal language, sign language, and different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Optimizing AAC devices is a way to increase familiarity, use, and engagement of these systems. AAC devices can be customized based on each individual - below lists some of those ways!
Aided Language Stimulation, sometimes known as Aided Language Input, is a method of modeling language using an AAC device while an AAC user is observing. The purpose of it is to build communication skills using an AAC device.
Communication boards are considered a form of low tech AAC. They can be used in conjunction with other AAC systems (like high tech) or in isolation. We discuss tools that you can use to make communication boards yourself, further considerations, and additional free premade options.