Instructional Materials

Tangible Symbol Systems instructional materials include a 75-minute video and 55-page illustrated manual.

Teach individuals to communicate using objects or pictures that represent items, people, and events in their daily lives. These products describe and illustrate alternative communication options and instructional strategies for a broad range of learners of all ages who are unable to communicate using speech, manual sign language, or other systems that involve abstract symbols. The field-tested materials are the result of extensive longitudinal research involving individuals with mental retardation, sensory impairments, autism, pervasive developmental disorders, and multiple disability. The new book has been completely revised. The second edition of the videotape illustrates the instructional process and presents detailed case studies of five children, showing how they learned to use tangible symbols.

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