A great communication tool. Choosing a symbol from a list is an easier way to show how we’re feeling than using speech to try to explain or where an individual is non-verbal.
Symbols can be used to explain aches and pains and what part of the body is hurting. They’re also good for identifying problems and issues when associated with focus or behaviour changes.
Communication can be particularly difficult when senses are overloaded so keeping a symbol list handy can help to identify the cause as well as being a useful reminder of appropriate ways to calm or cope.
Typical users might include:
- Any child aged 3 upwards
- Non-verbal children
- Children and young people with communication or developmental difficulties
- Anyone who has difficulty expressing and understanding their feelings and emotions