Step 5: To Use the Communication Board

a.     The care giver slowly names the vowels until the patient indicates that the row contains the letter they wish to select.

b.     The care giver then repeats the vowel and each letter in the row until the patient indicates that the desired letter has been named.

c.      The care giver and patient continue in this fashion until the message has been spelled out or can be deduced.

&nbsp;I'm 45 years old and reasonably literate but I had never noticed before how evenly spaced the vowels are in our alphabet! &nbsp;That revelation alone was worth the price of admission!<br /> <br /> All of the information was interesting, thanks.<br />
Augmentative communication systems open worlds to individuals who can not communicate in typical ways. It's pure joy for all involved&nbsp;when a person has success with communication&nbsp; assistive devices such as this .&nbsp; Here is a link to PECS, a system that many of the students&nbsp;I support use <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP48lxnNdHM&amp;NR=1" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP48lxnNdHM&amp;NR=1</a>

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