Category Archives: Picture Communication

I’m learning to “talk”!!

My Mama made this book of pictures for me to use to tell her things that I want or need. She used Mayer-Johnson’s Boardmaker pictures. So far I have learned to use 12 picture cards. Here are some pictures of my book.

This is a picture of all 12 cards I know.

This is what the front of my book looks like when I choose what it is I am wanting/needing…

If I choose eat (it actually says lunch but we call it eat) then I will pull it off and Mama helps me to put it on the sentence strip on the bottom. When I am all finished eating, I pull of the all finished card and we’ll put it next to the eat card and say aloud eat, all finished. I think this is the funny part!

I have learned all of these cards in a week.

(Note from Mama: I don’t know how or why this is all of the sudden clicking so well with Joshua, but it’s been great watching how quickly he’s picking it up now. I think it’s just a readiness. We never tried this exact system before, but something similar with pictures of his real objects. He is just “getting it” now. I chose the Mayer-Johnson pictures becuase I am really hoping to get Joshua a Dynavox V and that is the main system that it uses, so I wanted to see how he did with the pictures and start to familiarize him with them. I am so excited that he seems to connect the picture with the object or activity so quickly. Now I am trying to get him to be able to do this with Dad and Sissy and not just Mama, he seems to think this is just an activity that we do together right now.)

Well, I’ll keep everyone updatd on my picture cards. I hope Mama gives me a card for eat wipes soon! (Note from Mama: Haha! THAT will NEVER HAPPEN!) It was so fun when I swallowed the diaper wipey and the firetruck and ambulance came to visit me! (No harm was done!) Mama called it the “wipey incident”, I just know how cool those sirens and lights were!

Big bear hugs!