Starting out with picture exchange.
A 'best of' round-up.
I remember this being a 'thing' when Badger was younger... I really had no idea where to place the cards in the beginning. Little ones are not going to take to a file right away; You're still getting to grips with having symbols around at all; You want them accessible but know that not everything can ALWAYS be at their height... so many things to consider!
I remember we printed a lot of food cards and stuck those on the freezer on magnetic paper for Badger. It was a great way to begin. But for Bo-Bo, he can say most of the foody words and we're not expecting PECs to be quite as integral to his life as it was with Badger. So, I've been researching. Ideally, we want an unobtrusive location and ideas to get started on introducing Bo-Bo to the concept of PECs.
Since 2008 - OMG, a decade! - when we first started on our alternate communications journey, there has been a massive rise in online sharing. Praise! So, here's a round-up of some of the coolest ideas making it onto our 'to try' list.
These are my favourite four:
1. End of cabinet communication board.
2. Visual support keyrings.
3. Magnetic boards. (Potentially transportable and no velcro...!)
4. On-the-door PECS Central. (Not exactly unobtrusive, but I thought this looked a fab layout in the event Bo-Bo really took to PECS like Badger did.
I particularly LOVE the magnet routine board idea from MOMentity.com. The magnetic cards were great for us and I just think this is so versatile and has so many potential uses while not being confined to just the kitchen space.
End of cabinet communication board. Idea from: bystephanielynn.com
Visual support keyrings. Idea from: autismade on TPT.
Magnetic routine board. Idea from MOMentity.com
On-the-door PECS Centre. Idea from alongcamethebird.blogspot.com