Photo Cosmetic Bags
Insert photographs or picture symbols into makeup bags with clear pouches to
create a communication system that fits into fanny packs, lunch bags or pockets.
Use key chains designed to display photographs, to increase participation in
community activities. Attach the portable communication boards to zippers,
backpacks or belts.
Tempo Loop Trays
Glue tempo loop to a cookie sheet or other tray and then add Velcro hook to
the back of small toys, picture symbols, letters or photos to create custom
Press a button and record single messages into this programmable switch from
Abelnet, Inc. to promote student participation in role call, circle time, class
theatrical productions and more! Try recording phrases from repetitive
songs such as Old MacDonald or I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly to
increase participation during sing-a-longs. Try the same strategy with nursery
rhymes such as London Bridge or repetitive books created for emergent readers
such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.
Inexpensive and easy to program, the Cheap Talk series from Enabling Devices,
Inc. is an excellent device for novice augmentative communicators. Select a two,
four or eight button model and add photos, drawings or communication symbol
Talking Picture Frames
Insert photos, communication symbols or small objects to the frame, and then
record a message to create an augmentative communication device. That enables
students to participate in classroom discussions, answer questions or make
Press the "Say" button on this small hand held communicator to
record a single message. Press the "Play" button to greet
peers in between classes, select drinks at lunch or ask a question in class.
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