Why Every Elementary School Teacher needs access to Visual Support

What is Visual Support? If you’ve recently traveled to another country, driven almost anywhere, or even simply tried to find a restroom you’ve likely benefited from visual support.  Visual support is simply using a visual item, such as an object, photograph, sign or picture, to communicate.  The signs on roadways, airports and even restrooms quickly help us see and understand information that may have otherwise taken longer to decipher. In recent times, special education has embraced visual support seeing the impact [...]

By |2022-09-19T10:28:39-04:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Special Education Inservice Programs

Special Education Inservice Program Smarty Symbols is now offering a series of inservice training that can be arranged. These training are 60 to 90 minutes in duration. All our trainings are offered by a speech-language pathologist. See below the list of training we are currently offering. Our 60 minutes training are offered at $200, while our 90 minutes training are $300. A member of our team will work with you and your team to meet the needs of [...]

By |2022-08-08T17:57:33-04:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Free Better Hearing and Speech Month Web Series

We are proud to bring a free web series to you. We have partnered with Smarty Ears to bring you a collection of webinars to help your journey in supporting children with speech, language and communication delays and disorders. During the month of May, we have lined up several free webinars designed to show around the technologies both businesses have created to make learning easier and a lot of fun! We have two main sets of webinars [...]

How to create a custom playground communication board

What is a playground communication board? A communication board is a display of images and text with a specific arrangement and design that has a variety of purposes including: learning, communication, inclusion and awareness. A “playground” communication board is a combination of picture symbols placed on a hard and durable material that can installed in public places such as playgrounds, beaches, public parks, museums and others. The pictures represent a vocabulary that is functional and can [...]

By |2022-09-17T09:54:12-04:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Free 36 Location Board with Smarty Symbols

Spanish English 3x3 Smarty Symbols presents its design of the Universal Core vocabulary board. The vocabulary set contains 36 highly useful single words.   The Universal Core Vocabulary by The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Download pdf board here You can also customize this board or create your own by getting access to all Smarty Symbols: [...]

By |2022-09-17T09:54:44-04:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to automatically translate visual supports to other languages?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to create a resource in your native language, then have it available automatically in 8 different languages? We are so proud to have introduced one incredible feature on our platform: The ability to automatically translate your visual support resource into eight different languages. Now you can search for the images, drag and drop them in place and click our translate button to have the text automatically translated. We have hired a team of bilingual [...]

By |2022-09-17T09:55:26-04:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Free coronavirus social stories downloads

The Coronavirus outbreak is impacting all of us. Our routines have changed, the way we shop, interact and even how we go about our day has changed. If adults all over the world are struggling, children are even more susceptible to these changes. Social stories can help children talk about the situation, and give adults a chance to support children's feelings and make sense of the changes in their routine. We will be creating a variety of social [...]

By |2022-09-17T09:56:31-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Free Core Board Download

We have created this incredible core vocabulary visual support that includes Smarty Symbols. You can download and use as you need with your students or your own child. To download, simply tap on the image below and you will be redirected to a page to download a pdf file which you can print. On our website you can access the images use to create this board and other 31,000 images. You can create custom materials in less than [...]

By |2022-09-17T09:57:09-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Blog, Communication Boards|Tags: |0 Comments

Speak for Yourself updated symbols key

If you are looking for a large printout of the arrangement of Smarty Symbols on the AAC app Speak for Yourself, you have come to the right place! Smarty Symbols is the symbol of choice on the Speak for Yourself app for iPad. We have prepared a pdf. file that you can download and print for yourself to use as a companion to the app and also to use and find symbols on our website. HOW TO USE [...]

Tips for making money on Teachers Pay Teachers

If you have just recently opened your Teachers Pay Teachers store this post if for you. You have already taken the step to decide to share your creation with the world and why not make some money with it? Teachers Pay Teachers has become a leader in the market of materials for teachers by teachers. You may be feeling a little discouraged and not yet seeing the return on the time invested and I wanted to give you [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:17:31-04:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, TPT seller|Tags: , , |0 Comments