Communication Board for Pediatric Clinic/ School Nurse’s Office


The Smarty Symbols Pediatric Clinic & School Nurse’s Office Communication Board is a versatile, customizable, and user-friendly tool designed to facilitate clear and effective communication between children, healthcare providers, family members and school nurses. With its durable, attractive design and range of material options, this communication board is perfect for pediatric clinic waiting rooms and school nurse’s offices.

Medical and health visits can be particularly stressful for children. In pediatric clinics, waiting rooms can be particularly stressful for children and their families. All children have experiences feeling anxious before a visit to their pediatrician. After all, that’s where we go to get shots, get pocked on our noses and mouths. Children with communication difficulties may feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the sensory stimulation, unfamiliar surroundings, and lack of structure in waiting areas. Adding a communication board to the waiting room can provide a sense of comfort and control for these children, helping them feel more at ease and able to participate in activities with their peers.

This particular communication board is also useful for School Nurse’s Office. This Communication Board is a practical, user-friendly, and inclusive tool designed to foster clear and effective communication between school nurses and students. It enhances the nurse’s ability to understand and address the needs of children, particularly those with limited vocabulary, non-verbal speech, other communication challenges or who benefit from visual cues.

This customizable communication board utilizes images from the Smarty Symbols image library, a reputable special education image set, and an internationally recognized color-coding system to ensure efficient and effective communication.

By incorporating the Smarty Symbols image library and the internationally recognized color-coding system, the Smarty Symbols School Nurse’s Office & Pediatric Clinic Communication Board becomes an essential tool for promoting clear communication, inclusivity, and efficiency within school and healthcare settings. Invest in this high-quality, customizable, and user-friendly communication board to ensure all children receive the care and attention they deserve.


  • Customization: Personalize the board with your school or clinic name, creating a professional and welcoming environment for children and their families.
  • Material Options: Choose from three durable material options – Plastic (6MM PVC plastic with UV ink), Wooden (weather-resistant high-density fiberboard), and Aluminum (3mm thickness with a solid polyethylene core and optional UV protection glossy coating).
  • Special Education Image Set: The board features images from the Smarty Symbols image library, an internationally recognized collection of visuals designed specifically for special education and communication needs.
  • Color-Coding System: The internationally recognized color-coding system further enhances the clarity and effectiveness of communication, making it easy for children to express their needs, symptoms, and emotions.
  • Pain Scale & Body Image: The board includes a visual pain scale to help children convey the severity of their pain, as well as an image of a body where children can indicate the location of their discomfort.
  • Tailored Instructions: Each board comes with clear instructions on how to use it, adapted for families in pediatric clinic waiting rooms or children in a school setting without parental presence.


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  • πŸŒˆππ‘πˆπ†π‡π“ & π„ππ†π€π†πˆππ† π†π‘π€ππ‡πˆπ‚π’: Our communication board features graphics and symbol that inspire kids to participate and interact with it. The graphics are appealing and easy-to-understand, making it ideal for children with diverse learning needs. The health and wellness communication board uses Smarty Symbols, an internationally recognized special education image set, and internationally recognized color coding system for effective communication
  • πŸ„π•π„π‘π’π€π“πˆπ‹π„ & πˆππ“π„π‘π€π‚π“πˆπ•π„: Our school board for picture exchange communication promotes inclusion in your school. It is suitable for various activities, games and ideal for non-speaking children to practice communication skills. Children can engage in conversations with families while waiting for a doctor’s visit, learn new vocabulary, ask questions, and express their emotions before medical appoints. This board not only provides enjoyment but also helps toddler speech therapy develop important communication skills. In the school setting, this board will allow school nurses to have a more comprehensive interaction with students in order to provide appropriate care.
  • πŸ’―π€π‚π‚π„π’π’πˆππ‹π„ π…πŽπ‘ 𝐀𝐋𝐋: The communication board is designed with making sure all children feel included in medical and health settings regardless of their communication levels. The symbols design were specifically created for communication. This means that children with diverse learning needs, as well as children with limited language skills, will be able to participate and engage with their peers in the playground. It specially uses as communication device for non verbal kids.
  • REPRESENTATION: All Smarty Symbols boards are designed keeping in mind the diversity of humanity, where we are all represented!



  1. Make your selections: Select the size, material, and customization options using the provided form on the product page.
  2. Complete payment: Pay directly on the website using our secure payment system or Β submit a purchase order to us. After receiving the order, we will contact you to gather any necessary details.
  3. Customization details: Once payment is completed, a member of our team will contact you to gather additional customization details, such as school or clinic name.
  4. Design process: Our team will begin the design process once we receive the payment or purchase order. We will create a PDF proof and submit it to you for approval or modifications.
  5. Proof approval: We will not begin production until you have approved the proof, ensuring that you are satisfied with the design.
  6. Manufacturing & shipping: Once the design is approved, we will manufacture the boards and ship them. Shipping is free to all continental US and Canada.
  7. Timeline: The design process typically takes 4 to 5 days, manufacturing takes about 4 days, and shipping time varies depending on your location.
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This board was designed specifically to be placed in the waiting rooms of pediatric clinics waiting rooms and nurse’s office in schools to allow children to communicate by pointing to pictures. We have included vocabulary words that are more pertinent to this location.

  • Plastic: Durable plastic signs printed with UV ink on Β 6MM PVC plastic (sintra). These are long lasting signs that will last at any waiting room in a pediatric waiting room or nurse’s office.
  • Wooden: Our wooden signs printed using a four-color UV printing process on high-density fiberboard. Four color process, eco-friendly, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink. 5” thick (about the thickness of 127 sheets of copy paper). These will make a statement
  • Aluminum: Our Aluminum signs are 3mm andΒ  made up of two .008” aluminum sheets sandwiching a solid polyethylene core. They are printed with eco-friendly, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink and have an extra UV protection glossy added ( Optional).

Estimated Lifespan:5+ years Β outdoors with proper placement and care. Given that these signs would be placed indoors, they will likely last many years.

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Additional information


Wood, Plastic, Aluminum


Medium ( 27Γ—18 inches), Large (36 x 24 inches), X-Large (45 x30 inches)

Language Options

English Only, Bilingual Instructions, Fully Spanish + English

Background Color

White, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Brown, Purple, Navy, Gray

Edit Vocabulary

No, Change up to 5 words +$180, Change up to 10 +$300

Custom Icon Design

No Custom Icon, 1 Icon +$180, 2 Icons +$340, 3 Icons +$540, 4 icons +$720


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