Vest Displays are a great way to add visual and symbol support to simple songs and stories used during Circle Time. A vest display is typically worn on a velcro-receptive apron or vest and has the advantage of simplifying joint attention skills by presenting communication content in line with the Facilitator’s face. Although Picture Communication Symbols (PCS; Tobii/Dynavox) are depicted throughout this resource, please know the content is equally applicable to SymbolStix. (It merely simplifies the process of royalty payments)
A PowerPoint Vest Display Template is also included to allow professionals/familes to create their own vest displays using either Picture Communication Symbols or SymbolStix.
Over the upcoming year The Bloom Where You’re Planted Store will be offering Vest Displays using visuals that complement Animated Step-by-Step Songs already being offered in the Bloom Where You’re Planted Store.
As this resource is a PowerPoint format, it can be easily used to conduct a staff inservice focusing on the creation of Vest Displays.