So for now, I have made my own "picture boards" and she LOVES them. It's only been a couple days and she is not using them the way I want her to but, she wants to carry them with her where ever she goes. She loves books and magazines and this may fall into that category with her. I am going to make some small 2x2's and put them on a key ring that can be attached to her backpack. I am also going to send some to grandma's house:) Ideally, I want her to start pointing to the picture that has what she wants on it, wants to do, or how she feels. For that reason I have temporarily placed pics of things like McDonald's, cookies etc. just to get her interest. I guess we will see how it goes. I am also printing out her information on medication and routines then laminating everything. I am going out of town for a couple days soon and thought this would be great for the babysitter.
The possibilities are endless with the Boardmakers program. I am only using it right now for "Boards" but you can create talking books, behavior supports, schedules, reward chats, practice lessons, graphs and more. It's great for parents, therapists and teachers. Boardmaker also has some great iPad apps-we are trying some sign language ones right now. You can download a 30day trial version-which I am using and someday may try to purchase if it goes well with Asia...I think I am so excited about it because I am ready for her to be able to communicate with us better and I am willing to try anything. I picture her going to the fridge and pointing to the picture that says something like "thirsty" and I want to cry:) HOPE.
Here is the link for Boardmaker and some of my samples.