Picture Symbol Communication Boards
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Daily Living Picture Symbols
Schedule Board and Picture Symbols
CORE Communication Board
Play Communication Board
First-Then Choice Board
Communicate Feelings Board
Classroom Choice Board
Laminate the pictures as a whole page for easy access or cut them apart to create a picture schedule. Velcro is key to creating schedule boards. Laminate a piece of paper and add Velcro to store all the lose picture symbols. If you can’t laminate, using the plastic page covers works well too. Just won’t be quite as durable as laminate.
The Universal CORE communication board is 36 key words that any person can communicate their needs, wants, and ideas. Use this board when modeling for a child. Point to 1-2 pictures as you are talking to show the child how to use the pictures. For example, “Make it go” or “Do it again.”
When teaching picture symbols, you are the model. Don’t ask a child to point or touch the symbols. We give them access to the board and model how to select a picture with our gestures and words.