ISPEEK for Elderly Care: 1: 800 Picture Communication Symbols

 
9780954959562: ISPEEK for Elderly Care: 1: 800 Picture Communication Symbols
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ISPEEK for Elderly Care is a way of using pictures to help people communicate. It includes everything you need to create cards, charts; posters, schedules and prompts. For nursing homes, hospitals; home or clinic settings.
These brand new images have been designed especially for adults and are easy to use. As well as over 27 ready-made templates, for easy resource making, you will find over 800 images to support everyday language.
This CD-ROM is suited to the elderly but you will find it offers a comprehensive list of images for many communication disorders in adults. Including: aphasia, dementia; trauma, Alzheimer s; brain injury and stroke .

It has been created to be adaptable for different abilities and levels of understanding; given a contemporary, colourful and appealing appearance. You add the wording to the images so that they can be made in any language and/or at any reading level. Included are some larger templates with a yellow background for visual clarity. CONTENTS The image files are in both PNG (the image has a clear background) and JPEG (the image has a white background) format. The template files are in PDF and Microsoft Word format. Grouped as; FILES FOR MEN - a male character portrays the communication FILES FOR WOMEN - a female character portrays the communication. Both files have virtually the same content. 1. FILES FOR MEN 2. FILES FOR WOMEN 1. SOMETHING TO SAY Questions and statements. 2. FEELINGS AND EXPRESSIONS Emotions. 3. WANTS, NEEDS AND REMINDERS Asking for things and expressing wishes. 4. FOOD AND DRINKS Everyday foods and drinks. 5. HEALTH AND COMFORT Medicines, conditions, explaining pain and well being. 6. OBJECTS AND TIMES Things we need and use each day. 7. ACTIONS AND PLACES Movement, activities and keeping busy. 8. CALENDAR AND SYMBOLS A Calendar with all the symbols and words to print and use. 9. TEMPLATES FOR THE IMAGES Twenty seven templates and charts to use with the images; some ready to print and some for importing the images into.

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This is great to use with people who have problems with talking and understanding. It consists of pictures to accompany words. The pictures are of health issues, activities, food, things used each day and all the things people do each day. You can make menus with pictures of the foods, so that people can understand them better. There is a chart to help someone tell you if they are ill or hurt and timetables to show people what they are doing that day or week. The calendar is good for people who are unsure of the date, season, year or where they are in time. You can make little reminder notes to stick everywhere for someone who's memory is going and it means you don't have to seem like your nagging about things like "lock your door at night" or "don't open your door at night". You can make all sorts with it. I use it for my elderly mum in her own home but I can see it would be great for a care home or someone in hospital. --C P Clifton Amazon UK customer

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