At Adaptive Design we provide the Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols (STACS) kit for American Printing House. We also customize cards on a case-by-case basis.
Get inspired by our past symbol cards or create your own request to fit your needs.
(Available in multiple sizes)
(1, 3, 5 or 7 card slots)
Download the order form which includes dozens of commonly requested symbol cards and all the details for holders, displays, and choice boards.
Parents and teachers everywhere use visual aids to enhance story-time and to encourage children to engage with the story. For children with low vision or blindness, tactile aids serve the same function.
For the story Wheels on the Bus, a series of six tangible symbols have been designed and fabricated to represent items or scenes in the book. A tiny bottle, for example, represents "The baby on the bus says wah, wah, wah..."
For the full details of the cards included in the sets below, please download the order form. The story sets are typically purchased with a velcro-compatible easel with a 'finished' compartment.
Wheels on the Bus
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The Going to Bed Book
Storybook sets are made to order. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in collaborating to create a custom storybook set for your child or classroom.
Snack and Bathroom
Food and Beverage
Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols Kit by American Printing House
Tactile symbol systems are valuable tools that aid learners with conversations about people, places, events, and ideas. STACS: Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols Kit helps learning partners (teachers, parents, peers, etc.) teach a beginning standardized vocabulary. Teachers then introduce additional individualized symbols as needed.
Tangible symbols are appropriate for use as a receptive form of communication with any learner who is deafblind and as an expressive form of communication for learners who have a predictable motor, behavioral, or communicative response that the communication partner can interpret.