Downloadable Communication Boards for Adults in Health Care Settings

Learn about resources to support communication in hospitals, urgent care centers and doctor's offices

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Imagine what it is like to be in a hospital, unable to speak or understand what is said to you.

Your Patients' Communication is Critical

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The ability to communicate is critical, yet many stroke and head injury survivors, intubated patients, developmentally disabled individuals and non-native English speakers are unable to do so. Medical staff often overlook or never explore the use of low-cost communication solutions.

Technology-based solutions are not always available or appropriate. The use of images and written words with medical personnel and family can help people understand and remember what is said to them. Picture support can also help individuals express their needs, thoughts, and symptoms.

Access digital downloads to support communication:

#1) Emergency Communication Charts from WidgitHealth

#2) Health Related Printable Forms to advocate for unique supports and preferences from the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities

#3) Cue Cards in Community Languages from Eastern Health

#4) Aphasia Friendly COVID-19 Communication Resources from Aphasia Access with a featured link to the Aphasia Institute's ParticiPics free searchable database of pictographic images and templates

#5) Letter Board and Topic Board from Tactus Therapy

#6) Communication Board for Readers and Spellers from by ESE AAC -

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