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Follow us on Pinterest where we update our collection of links to free downloadable healthcare communication boards and social stories, including some for COVID patients. Here are some highlights:
Picture Stories about Living with Coronavirus
Health Communication Aids for COVID19 Patients
Emergency First Responder Communication Aids
Healthcare Communication Passports
Multilingual/Spanish Communication Boards
Featured Resource: Autism Housing Pathways
How do IFind a list of useful links, showing techniques for performing basic living skills. Some are descriptions with pictures, others are videos.
Visual supports for 11 basic self-care and household activities. Small fee applies.
Hygiene and cleaning schedule, and how-to guideThis basic checklist, put together by AHP, can be used by individuals to maintain basic hygiene, and a clean kitchen and bath. It includes a list of basic supplies. It may be useful to individuals, families, and property managers.
Functional Planning System An app that illustrates the user's entire day and prompt them through the completion of daily activities with step-by-step videos. Fees apply.
Everyday Life Tutorials Free online games help you practice cooking, money, employment, and other daily living skills.
Six helpful apps for cleaning your disgusting house These apps let you schedule and organize household chores, and send helpful reminders.
8 Great Apps for Daily Living Lots of variety here: everything from a picture scheduler and a shopping list generator to a med scheduler and an OCD symptom manager.
Health Care Communication Resources
MGH Autism Care Plan Communicates Needs in Acute Care Settings
Dentist Visit Visual Schedule PDF (b&w) See also: Dentist Visit Support Kit
Easy on the I - free health-related symbols
My Health Passport - Free Download
Innovative Speech Therapy from Joan Green – login required
Patient Provider Communications -free multi-language boards to download
A Picture of Health (UK) - symbol supported stories (PDFs) about health care situations
Widget Health (UK)
More Health Care Communication Aids
About Me Book Templates
Memory and Orientation Book Templates
All About Me: The Story of Your Life – book on Amazon
Life Story Works – created by social workers
Free Picture Symbol Sets
Symbol Set Comparison - Which symbol set is right for your user?
ARASSAC symbols – in Spanish
Easy on the I - free health-related symbols
ESOL Online Picture Dictionary
Global Symbols - Provides free global symbols and training
LessonPix – school related picture symbols
Open Symbols - A collection of open-licenses picture symbols that can be used for augmentative communications,
Mulberry Symbols – 3,500 symbols, from the UK
Picture Symbol Resources – Over 200 free pre-made picture symbol supports
Picto-Selector – free picture symbols in many languages
SENTEACHER – free pictures and printable boards
Visuals Engine free board layouts and pictures
Participics - free pictographs from Aphasia.ca Toronto
More Adult Picture Symbol sets
Visual Recipe Resources
Cooking with Core – recipes with language instruction
Look, cook, and eat An online magazine featuring new picture recipes and helpful videos. $30 year/subscription.
Links to Visual Recipes – Free picture symbol recipes
Communication Boards and More!
Axcis Home Communication Book - UK
Amy Speech & Language Therapy – free communication boards for adults & kids
Comix Stories - Free comic strip generator that's great for creating scripts to teach communication, behavior, social skills and more.
Boardmaker Share - Mayer-Johnson's board sharing/community site, must have Boardmaker to use the files
Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs Blog – free board, activities and tutorials
do2Learn.com – free picture cards for self-help, activities, home and school, social, safety and calendar
Independent Living Center WA – free adult communication boards, must have Boardmaker
Jefferson Public School - Augmentative Alternative Communication boards
SIP - Resources and Practice boards and materials
SpeakingofSpeech.com – free picture communication boards
SymbolWorld.org – free picture-supported stories and recipes