All individuals who use AAC can benefit from having access to a manual communication board either as their primary mode of communication or as a back-up to their high tech AAC device. To help clinicians new to designing communication boards, two sample boards are provided.
The Introductory Board presents a sample lexicon targeted for a 24-29 month level of expressive language performance. It uses the Fitzgerald Key format as the vocabulary organization format and contains the vocabulary needed for a child to be assessed using the Preschool Language Scale.
The second example is a Tri-Fold communication board. It presents a a beginning word board, designed in a Fitzgerald Key Format. The words are presented in a large font to help promote sight-word recognition. Small picture symbols accompany each word. The vocabulary on this board targets a child at the 36-40 month expressive language level. A board such as this may also be created solely using pictures symbols.