Communication is a really important focus for microboards. We have an important role to play in helping the person at the centre of our microboard if they have complex communication needs to learn to be autonomous communicators.
Being able to communicate is not just about being able to ask for what you want. While in the early days it’s a great place to start modelling because the person can see that they can get what they want when you use the communication device. But communication is not just about getting what you want. It’s also about building relationships with others, sharing ideas, asking questions and so on. It’s important we don’t get stuck only using the device for requesting.
There are so many more conversations to be had and this tool will help you be mindful of the other kinds of conversations you can have throughout the day.