The new and improved Big Picture Adult Communication Book helps adults with speech difficulties express their daily care needs with caregivers, family and health professionals. Use with people who experience communication and cognitive challenges from stroke, developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, ALS, advanced Parkinson's disease or traumatic brain injury.
Being able to communicate helps maintain independence and dignity and minimizes frustration. The Big Picture Caregiving Communication Notebook was designed specifically to enable communication and choice making about activities of daily living.
This comprehensive notebook provides pre-made, picture-supported choice boards on topics related to many activities of daily living and socializing. The notebook can be used at home by family caregivers or at a care center by nursing or activity staff.
Features of the Book
The Big Picture Caregiving Communication Notebook includes 25 picture-based choice boards related to personal care, socializing and needs. The Notebook is organized into 4 categories: Comments/Social, Activities, Personal Care and Meals/Food. Pages cover commenting, feelings, questions, weather, visitors, place to go, activities, music, sports, personal care, bathing, oral care, body parts, medications, grooming, meal times, hot and cold drinks, breakfast and lunch foods and groceries. A healthcare communication board covers inpatient needs. An alphabet spelling board is also included.
Each topic board offers 12 large, 2" pictures (see inset picture shown) choices. More than 330+ pictures are included and no additional picture software is needed. Additional core vocabulary is also provided on each page to expand the user's meaning. The back side of each page provides a blank template so you can personalize the book with favorite people, foods and activities.
Bigger pages and bigger pictures make it easier for users with visual and fine motor challenges to communicate their preferences. It is also printed on durable cardstock and wire bound so the pages open flat for easy reference during caregiving activities.
Portable Adult Communication Book - Portable, compact size lets users communicate anywhere.
Patient Communication Kit - Several easy-to-use picture-based speech aids to help adults and children who are unable to speak advocate for their own care and personal needs while hospitalized.