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No Tech

No Tech Systems: Any communication system that does not require a power source.

1). Non-Verbal Communication
  • Sign language  
    • Gestures   
    • Body language, posture
    • Facial expressions  
    • Tone, volume, pitch, intonation of speech 
    • Eye contact, eye gaze 
    •  Appearance

     2). Picture Exchange System
    3). Picture/Symbol Schedule
    4). First, Then Boards
    5). Pictures/Cards to communicate a request or rule 

    Picture Exchange System

    Picture/Symbol Schedule

     First, Then Boards

    Picture Cards

    Examples of two types of low tech communication devices

    - a Wrist Wrap communicator found at:



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