Downloadable Low Tech Communication Boards

Parent using communication board with childCommunication boards are an excellent resource to facilitate communication for people with speech and language deficits. Children and adults who have complex communication needs can use these boards to express their wants and needs. It can be used to augment communication in case the user has partial speech or as an alternative mode of communication for those who are non-verbal.

You can find COVID-related downloadable communication boards here.

You can find story-related Communication boards for shared reading here.

Why use Low Tech AAC Boards?

People with communication challenges due to Autism, Apraxia, stroke,  can use AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) boards to communicate to their loved ones and during social interactions. Even AAC users who use robust high tech AAC systems can use low tech boards in physical environments where high tech AAC use may not be feasible.

For a child getting started with AAC, low tech boards can be used to build language as they develop their communication skills. While the boards have their limitations in their range of vocabulary, their low cost and ease-of-use make them handy tools for communication. They can also be easily carried everywhere providing the user access to communication at all times.

Here’s a great example of  how to use low tech boards to encourage AAC use. Hang the low tech board with food vocabulary near the refrigerator or dining table so that the communicator can request the food they’d like to have. Once the AAC user gets familiar with the vocabulary on the low tech board, they can use the same on their high tech AAC systems too.

Low tech board used by an AAC user

Here are a few downloadable low tech boards of Avaz AAC app. Please note that these boards have a grid size of 40. If you want other grid sizes, you can download them as PDF from Avaz AAC app.

Download a free trial version of Avaz AAC here for iOS | Android.

Avaz AAC(English)

  1. Avaz AAC Core Board                                                 File size:659 KB
  2. Avaz AAC Core Vocabulary​(More Core Words)            File size:1060 KB
  3. Avaz AAC Feelings                                                     File size:1370 KB
  4. Avaz AAC Questions                                                  File size:1240 KB

Download a free trial version of Avaz Francais here.

Avaz Francais (French)

  1. Avaz en Français Mots de Base                                 File size:1277 KB
  2. Avaz en Français Questions                                      File size:339 KB
  3. Avaz en Francais réponses et commentaires           File size:1180 KB
  4. Avaz en Francais Rapide                                           File size:3540 KB

Download a free trial version of Avaz India here

Avaz India

  1. Avaz India_Core                                                        File size: 417 KB
  2. Avaz India_Breakfast                                                File size:356 KB
  3. Avaz India_Lunch/Dinner                                         File size:1550 KB

Download a free trial version of Avaz Danish here

Avaz Danish

  1. Centrale Ord Avaz bog                                              File size:340 KB
  2. mine følelser Avaz bog                                             File size:237 KB
  3. frokost Avaz bog                                                       File size:303 KB
  4. morgenmad Avaz bog                                              File size:453 KB
  5. aftensmad Avaz bog                                                  File size:371 KB

 

 

 

 

Hope you use these communication boards in your AAC journey. If you have any ideas for DIY communication boards, please share them in the comment section below.

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