Please excuse all spelling and grammatical mistakes, my mom first language is French, but she loves to express herself in English.....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Working with Symbols

Alexandra twelve is starting to use symbols for communication. We got a eye gaze last October and are teaching communication with symbols for the 6 months. We used at first 8 to 10 symbols the most simple one in a bigger size, like 4 x 4 inches representing TV, Music, getting dressed, eating, bath time , reading... 

We have moved now to a smaller format 2.1/2 inches and have added others " vocabulary" . I made this with a small  folder to be easy to carry , but it is becoming already to full...! I scan and copy symbols , got most of my symbols from our eye gaze, but I will recommend buying  I put two pieces of Velcro in the front to give a choice of two possibilities. Three Velcro in the back for another option. I like the folder option because we can set it straight up like on the picture # 1. In this picture all of Alexandra movies. 

Sample of a setting of three pictures. Alexandra is showing great interest with her symbols. It took a while , but I believe that she in now learning this type of communication, who will serve her later for expressing herself with the eye gaze. It is like a mini eye gaze!

Sequence for four action. 

Velcro, symbols and name divider. 

Animal teaching for games with the eye gaze computer.

Actions symbols. Going out, read a book, stay in wheelchair or go on the floor, sleeping. 

Books of Alexandra. With have food section, actions, book & DVD, animals. 

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