These visuals are designed for targeting sentence expansion and describing, requesting, and commenting. Included are pictures of many common toys and therapy items, verbs, emotions, and adjectives. Also included are black and white versions of popular toys, as well as sentence strips of carrier phrases to assist with communication. A field of 10 and a field of 2 are also included. A page of blank icons is included for you to add your own symbols. To do this, you can print the blank page and add photos of things in the child’s environment, then laminate. You can also laminate and use dry-erase markers to make temporary symbols.
Now included are describing mats (with colors, other adjectives, categories, functions, and locations) and yes/no questions to help with describing!
MOST RECENT UPDATE 4/30/19: Visual sentence strips added! This product is now a zip file so that the sentence strips are separate. Enjoy!
I use these visuals all the time in my speech room! To assemble, I print two copies of the icons, laminate, cut one copy into pieces, and add Velcro to the pieces that I need. I assemble the sentence strips separately and store all of my pieces on rings for quick access. With the sentence strips I also laminate and add Velcro to a field of 10 and a field of 2 so I can easily store pieces for a specific child in the desired field. For a low prep option, print each page and put in a page protector. Have the child point to the symbols and say them as needed.
I hope you enjoy these visuals! I will continue to update if/when I add more symbols as needed.
Note: This is not designed to be a substitute to any high-tech assistive communication device. This is meant to be used to aid in communication and sentence expansion, and should not be considered a substitute to other AAC devices.
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Keywords: visuals, autism, communication, speech therapy