The picture board is made of a soft, lightweight foam. The board has rounded corners, so it is safe for all clients to use. The board has been sized to fit comfortably into a pocket. The images are printed on paper and are attached with velcro. The client can remove the picture and replace it with another picture if needed.
The board is designed for children who have difficulty communicating their needs and desires. This product will help them communicate their needs and desires by using pictures that show what they want or need.
This board is for both speech and occupational therapists to use in sessions. It includes 20 pictures, which can be used to elicit specific sounds from a client, or can be used as part of a larger. You can also use the pictures to make your own stories with clients.
A picture board is a tool used by speech pathologists during therapy sessions with patients. Picture boards can help with introducing new vocabulary and facilitating communication, so they are especially helpful for individuals who are learning to speak or learning a new language.
Picture boards usually consist of several major sections:
A section of the board is dedicated to labels. These labels might be the names of objects or actions that are common parts of the patient’s life. For example, a label might be “food.”
The rest of the board is divided into sections that each contain a picture and a label related to the first section’s label. In this case, one section might include a picture of eggs and the label for eggs, another section might include a picture of milk and the corresponding label, etc.
When using the board, therapists will introduce patients to each section by pointing at the picture and saying its name aloud. Then they will ask questions using phrases like “What do you want?” while pointing at different pictures on the board. This helps to increase vocabulary and also helps patients practice their communication skills by asking them to point at their preferred images and say their associated words aloud.
One of the most effective tools for a speech therapist is the picture board. A picture board is exactly what it sounds like: a board with pictures on it. The goal is to help the patient to communicate their desires or needs.
A speech therapist can use picture boards in many different ways, but at its core a picture board is just a collection of images. The speech therapist will take pictures of things that are important to their patient (like food, toys, places), print them out in color and laminate them for durability.
The therapist then arranges the pictures into categories, such as snacks, activities, places and names (of family members or friends). Once arranged, the therapist and patient can begin practicing using the picture board. This tool is especially useful for non-verbal patients, because it gives them a way to communicate beyond sign language or other more advanced methods. It’s also great for patients with developmental disabilities.