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Fostering Communication-Friendly Environments

At Smarty Symbols, we're not just creating communication boards; we're crafting gateways to enriched interactions and boundless inclusivity. Dive into our latest designs and discover how each board, designed with purpose and experience, brings us closer to a world where everyone communicates with less boundaries.

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Latests Communication Board Designs

Each communication board is designed with words needed for each space.

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What are Communication Boards?

A communication board is a composition of images specifically selected to support communication by pointing to or touching one or multiple images.

Children with limited verbal communication, such as Autistic children or children with multiple disabilities, can communicate with their caregivers and other children through the use of these boards.

There are a lot of steps involved in creating a communication board: Selecting vocabulary, getting copyright permission from symbol libraries, color coding by parts of speech, hiring a designer, researching printing companies.

How we can help

Smarty Symbols has streamlined the process to make spaces more inclusive. We have designed a collection of communication boards, taking into consideration the vocabulary for each location. They are not only beautifully designed, but designed by a team of speech-language pathologist with expertise in communication boards.

Once you purchase our boards, we will customize them, manufacture, ship them to you and support with appropriate installation information and requirements. 

Other Communication Boards Available

Benefits of Public Display Communication Boards

Inclusion: Children can use the communication board to interact with play areas and to communicate and connect with other children on the playground.

Communication: Children can communicate with their caregivers and peers through the use of picture symbols.

Awareness: Some of our boards include language to promote public awareness of speech-language evaluations and services, and special education services.

Learning: Like most other accessibility designs, communication boards will also facilitate young children’s learning of new vocabulary and reading.

Personalized Communication Boards

At Smarty Symbols, we understand that each community is unique, and one size does not fit all when it comes to communication boards. That’s why we take a personalized approach to design solutions that cater to the specific needs and preferences of each location.

Our team of experienced professionals collaborates closely with clients to create communication boards that accurately reflect the characteristics and preferences of their community. We recognize the significance of local culture and values and incorporate relevant visuals, core vocabulary, and location-based icons to resonate with the users.

By focusing on personalized solutions, we ensure that each communication board is a reflection of the community it serves. Through collaborative efforts and tailored designs, we strive to make a significant impact in promoting inclusion and enhancing social interaction within these spaces.

Playground Communication Boards by Smarty Symbols for Cities

“Empowering inclusive and connected communities, our personalized communication board solutions break barriers and promote social cohesion, ensuring that individuals of all abilities can communicate, play, and thrive in public spaces designed with their unique needs in mind.”

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What Our Clients Say About Us?

Hundreds of Happy Customers Who Made their Spaces and Communities More Inclusive

Our staff and students love the communication board. It looks very professional and is built very well. I will definitely be in the market to add additional boards as needed. Thank you for your help.

West Orange-Cove School

Heather Knox M.Ed. -

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services - West Orange-Cove School

Absolutely fantastic in helping us customize our school's playground communication boards! High quality product & excellent service! I would highly recommend it for your school's playground

Mount Horeb School

Nicole Runfola, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist - Mount Horeb School

Following the idea of having a playground communication board in our local community, I researched companies that I had used for AAC. Since I had been using Smarty Symbols with my clients, I received an email that Smarty Symbols was creating community and school communication boards. The website answered our initial questions about size, cost and materials for the board and we wanted more information specific to our location.

I made a phone call appointment with Remi Salami and she was extremely helpful in selecting the type of material that would be best for our harsh winters and size recommendations.

She made the project extremely easy from start to finish! Thank you Smarty Symbols and Remi!

Lake Placid Community Communication Board

Trish Friedlander MS, Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist - Lake Placid, NY

From the very first conversation, Remi was willing to help & came up with ideas of how we could get funding for the board. She was always positive and never stopped working to make my dream a reality! She identified community sponsors and ensure the entire process from funding to production was seamless. Her customer service is top-notch and I will be recommending her and Smarty Symbols to every SLP I know. Thank you so much Remi for your professionalism, responsiveness, & diligence that enabled us a to have a beautiful playground communication board!

Palmdale School District

Carlene Fort

Palmdale School District

Download Our Free Guides to Communication Implementation in Public Spaces

Download our comprehensive resource to guide park officials and decision-makers in incorporating communication boards into their city budgets. Share this invaluable guide with your city officials and take a step towards creating more inclusive and accessible public spaces. Together, let’s make a positive impact on our communities!

If you are looking to making the public spaces in your school more inclusive for everyone. Download our free school playground communication board guide. This is a great document to share with school administrators and decision makes in schools.

The School Wide Communication Access Plan is a comprehensive initiative designed to enhance communication and promote inclusivity in schools. The plan involves strategically placing specialized communication boards in various areas such as playgrounds, classrooms, libraries, and nurse’s offices. These boards facilitate language learning, social interaction, and self-expression among students.