ISPEEK

Augmentative Communication Illustrations

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ISPEEK for Elderly Care CD-Rom 

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This CD-Rom of picture communication images has been devised to use with adults who have temporary or prolonged impairment of speech, language and communication. Some example conditions being: aphasia, dementia; stroke, trauma; dyspraxia, progressive conditions; and impairment of orientation. With over 800 pictures and 27 templates, this is an easy to use resource for supporting someone in expressing themselves.

There is a ready-to-print file of the most basic communication images with wording: I am thirsty, I am hungry; I am in pain, etc. These can be used as a starting point; alleviating some frustration where speech is impaired - and as something for you to use immediately whilst you start to use the disc. Also included is an alphabet and numbers sheet, for those who want to spell things out. Where reminders are needed; such as ‘lock the door’, these prompters are also on the CD-Rom. In the templates folder you can create cards with wording to use in your methods of improving communication in the elderly. The cards can be made in a few sizes with a white or pale yellow background, for improved clarity.

In JPEG, PNG, PDF and Microsoft Word formats, the CD-Rom is compatible with most computer

operating systems. One of the features of this resource is the way the images have been created especially for grown-ups.

Contents

1. SOMETHING TO SAY

Questions, commands, opinions and statements; being heard.

2. FEELINGS AND EXPRESSIONS

Emotions and letting people know how you feel about things.

3. WANTS, NEEDS AND REMINDERS

Choices, expressing wishes and everyday prompts.

4. FOOD AND DRINKS

Meals, snacks, single items and drinks.

5. HEALTH AND COMFORT

Medicines, conditions, pain and well being.

6. OBJECTS AND TIMES

Things we need and use each day. When things are done.

7. ACTIONS AND PLACES

Movement, activities and where things are.

8. CALENDAR AND SYMBOLS

A visual calendar with all the symbols and words; ready-to-print and use.

9. TEMPLATES FOR THE IMAGES

Twenty seven templates and charts to use with the pictures, some ready-to-print and some for importing the images into first.