Its a wrap! 2018 has been a big year for See-n-Speak.
Our Organisation has had a big focus this year on becoming more person centred by supplying people with a Autism, learning and language disabilities with picture communication packs that suit their individual needs.
People have told us what pictures they want in their packs and if they are not on our database we have sourced the image for them.
We have invested time and money into crafting our picture card packages so that people with Autism, language and learning disabilities can make a better choice for themselves and live their best life.
Custom made packages
Our biggest achievement in 2018 is allowing people with a disability to choose which communication cards they want in their resource pack.
We understand not everyone likes the same thing or wants to do the same thing.
That is why, we now offer people the option to purchase our ready-made visual support packages or tell us what pictures you want and we can build a specific package for you.
Our image database is growing daily, if we don’t have the image you want we can resource it for you.
We will download the image onto a card with text and print it.
Most other suppliers you have to print the images yourself, cut and laminate them, we do it all for you!
Read more on how to custom make your own packages.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This year our brand has been widely recognised by people with a disability, service providers and speech therapists as a preferred and reliable provider of communication aids through participants Assistive Technology and Consumables in their NDIS Plans.
No more laminated cards
2018 seen us move from laminated picture cards to images printed directly onto PVC cards (similar to a credit card).
Our picture cards do not peel and will last a lifetime. Visuals are clearer, allowing people to focus on the image and be able to better express what they want and need.
Supporting people of all ages
Our focus this year has been on supporting all people not just children. People who are later in life and are non verbal can benefit from picture cards as a an exchange for communication.
Giving people who did not receive intense early intervention at a younger the dignity of having a voice, making their own choices and becoming as independent has possible.
Supporting people of all ages
This year we have focused not only on supporting children with picture communication resources and tips but also adults.
Adults who have limited language who did not receive early intervention at a young age can also benefit from picture communication cards and boards as a tool to support them to make their own choices and try new things.
These resources can also be used for people with dementia.
We are conscious of creating packages that are appropriate for all ages.
We have listened to what families caring for people with a disability need and are focusing our blogs on supporting people with simple strategies using visual supports as a means of communication.
Our blogs are written by a parent who similar to you or the family you are supporting have lived with a person who struggled to communicate.
Strategies are real and there are a variety of tips to use from supporting someone try something new to eat, choose where they want to go and stay safe when in the Community. Click here to view all our blogs.
Sydney Disability Expo
We had huge success at the Sydney Disability Expo earlier in the year. Parents, carers, Service Providers, teachers and therapists loved seeing our picture communication boards and cards on display. The positive feedback we received during the expo was very much welcomed.
Click here if you would like a free demonstration or for See-n-Speak to exhibit at your next Exhibition/support group in 2019.
See-n-Speak is now on Instagram. A visual place to see all our products and industry updates.
As you can see it has been a big year for See-n-Speak. We are proud of what we have achieved and how many people we have been able to give a voice, have a choice and control over their lives by supplying quality picture exchange communication systems for language and learning.
Have a safe and happy new year!
Till next time Alison