Tangible Symbol Cards
At Adaptive Design we provide the Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols 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.
The order form includes dozens of commonly requested symbol cards and a full range of holders, displays, and choice boards.
Build on Stories: Storytime Card Sets
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 seven Tangible Symbol Cues have been designed and fabricated to represent items or scenes in the book. A tiny bottle, for example, represents "The baby on the bus..."
The set of cues comes in a customized storage container -- shaped like a bus. One side of the bus has strips of loop fabric to which three cues at a time can adhere. The storybook itself has its own pocket in the front.
Wheels on the Bus
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
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.