Picture Communication Board and Developmental Disabilities
This client is nonverbal but wants to communicate. He frequently pulls on the staff’s sleeves and places their hand on top of his head to indicate wanting it rubbed. He also likes cookies and music. The speech therapist taped the 3 pictures onto the table so that they are always available to use to communicate his desires. He is still learning to point to a picture rather than pull on someone’s sleeves but with consistency and practice, he is learning how to use a communication board. Over time, new pictures will be added. As the video shows, he clearly enjoys exercising his skills to ask for what he wants. Not shown: his smiling face!