A symbol database combined with an easy-to-use drawing program featuring more than 4,500 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) in 44 languages, in both color and black-and-white. Develop print materials based on Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). Designed to be simple yet easily recognizable, using Boardmaker with PCS can enhance learning and communication with special needs students. Create an assortment of print materials to reinforce your classroom activities. Here are just a few ideas:
Visual schedules and social skills stories for children with autism spectrum disorders
Materials to reinforce common educational, behavioral, and functional living skills
Books and symbol-supported literacy activities for beginning and pre-readers
Communication boards and device overlays for non-verbal students
Worksheets and flash cards for English language learners
Song and story boards for preschoolers
Boardmaker reduces the time and effort involved to adapt curriculum to meet unique individual student needs.
Quickly adapt a story or poem with the Symbolate tool which adds symbols to text automatically as you type.
Swap content, appearance and actions between two or more buttons instantly with the swap feature.
Drag-and-drop and resize images from the Internet or from your own digital camera.
Randomly shuffle buttons to quickly create new sorting activities or bingo boards.
Boardmaker gives you the freedom to create an activity ideally suited to the needs of your student or child. It includes over 150 templates to get you started. A free membership to BoardmakerShare.com, an online board sharing site, provides access to thousands of free boards contributed by teachers and parents. Use them as they are or adapt them as you need.
Add your own symbols, digital images or other graphics to Boardmaker’s comprehensive symbol library.
Combine elements of different PCS to create custom symbols.
Create stories, language activities, games and more using a combination of PCS, photos or illustrations.
Customize buttons using dashed lines, varied thickness and colored button borders.
Install optional country-specific symbols like holidays, food, currency and famous people.
Draw free form buttons of any shape and change button colors and borders.
Print and cut materials with the help of dash lines that make cutting easy.
Please Note: Boardmaker can only be shipped within the United States.