When supporting AAC users in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, as SLP’s we should be able to provide each patient with functional easy to use tools that will enhance/augment their communication while they go through the rehabilitation process. As a medical SLP, I realized many years ago, that there is a limited number of effective and engaging resources available for medical SLP’s working in the medical setting with patient’s who have been diagnosed with aphasia, so seven years ago, I made these low tech communication boards which I have utilized with many patients who have aphasia to help reduce communication breakdown and facilitate their basic communication while in the rehabilitation hospital/center or SNF. This month is Aphasia awareness month and I am adding it as a resource to my TPT store.
These are low tech communication boards for those patients who do not feel comfortable, or do not have the skills in using an app for communication or any other voice output communication system.
I created this tool for some of my patient’s in the medical setting and have found that they are highly used and accepted by most patients who want to communicate basic needs, communicate pain, and who do not have the skills to use a communication app or a high tech communication system.