Communication boards are an excellent resource to facilitate communication for people with speech and language deficits. Children and adults who have complex communication needs can use these boards to express their wants and needs. Printable boards can be used to augment communication in case the user has partial speech or as an alternative mode of communication for those who are non-verbal or minimally verbal.
Low Tech AAC Boards
Here are a few downloadable low tech boards of Avaz AAC app. Please note that these boards have a grid size of 40. If you want other grid sizes, you can download them as PDF from Avaz AAC app.
Download a free trial version of Avaz AAC here for iOS | Android.
Download all the free communication boards as a Zip file here
- Avaz AAC Core Board File size:659 KB
- Avaz AAC Core Vocabulary Board(More Core Words) File size:1060 KB
- Avaz AAC Feelings File size:1370 KB
- Avaz AAC Questions File size:1240 KB
Download a free trial version of Avaz Francais here.
Avaz Francais (French)
- Avaz en Français Mots de Base File size:1277 KB
- Avaz en Français Questions File size:339 KB
- Avaz en Francais réponses et commentaires File size:1180 KB
- Avaz en Francais Rapide File size:3540 KB
Download a free trial version of Avaz India here
- Avaz India_Core Vocabulary Board File size: 417 KB
- Avaz India_Breakfast File size:356 KB
- Avaz India_Lunch/Dinner File size:1550 KB
Download a free trial version of Avaz Danish here
- Centrale Ord Avaz bog File size:340 KB
- mine følelser Avaz bog File size:237 KB
- frokost Avaz bog File size:303 KB
- morgenmad Avaz bog File size:453 KB
- aftensmad Avaz bog File size:371 KB
People with communication challenges due to Autism, Apraxia, Aphasia, stroke, can use AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) boards to communicate to their loved ones and during social interactions. Even AAC users who use robust high tech AAC systems can use low tech boards in physical environments where high tech AAC use may not be feasible.
Here’s a great example of how to use printable low tech boards to encourage AAC use. Hang AAC board with food vocabulary near the refrigerator or dining table so that the communicator can request the food they’d like to have. Once the AAC user gets familiar with the vocabulary on the low tech board, they can use the same on their high tech AAC systems too.
Hope you find these AAC boards useful. If you have any ideas for DIY Communication boards, please share them in the comment section below.
I love communication boards. You can design them for what best fits the child.
Yes, Shannon! Light tech boards are a great way to ensure learners have access to communication at all time. And with Avaz AAC app, you can customize a board quickly and print it with just a few taps
This low tech communication board looks like a fantastic resource! I especially appreciate how customizable it is, and that it can be used to help students with communication challenges. The playground equipment is a great addition too, as it provides sensory-based activities that can help students engage in the learning process. Thanks for the great resource!