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Communication Aids: Communication Cards

Communication Aids: Communication Cards

If you have problems with verbal communication, perhaps due to learning difficulties, deafness, cerebral palsy, or stroke, you may already have normal communication aids or methods. But what if the person you’re trying to communicate with doesn’t understand BSL or Makaton, or your Lightwriter‘s batteries are flat? Or you may just have communication problems occasionally, perhaps due to fatigue, or if there’s too much noise.

 

Communication Cards, from Stickman Communications, are the answer. These sturdy laminated communication aids cover most situations in a non-clinical, light-hearted (but never offensive) way. In the bank, the post office, shops, and a multitude of other situations, Communication Cards will be invaluable.

You start by ordering a Starter Pack, which has a “Thank You” card on a keyring style holder. Then you add whatever other cards are going to be helpful for you. Your selection will come as a set on the keyring.

There is a wide selection of Communication Cards available, including one for writing your own message and one for your personal data. Some are specific to certain conditions – for instance one has a brief description of Hypermobility Syndrome – but most of them could be used by any of us.

 

Each card is 11cm by 7.8cm, and your set will come with stickers to put on the cards, so you can easily find the one you need. They can slip into a bag or handbag, or even into your pocket, or clip onto a wheelchair using a carabiner clip.

Communication Cards have only been available for a short time, but as this tweet shows, their popularity is growing fast by word of mouth.

@ Do you know @ she makes amazing communication cards you can flash at ppl if you need? Do you live with anyone?
@Imogen__may
Imogen May

New Communication Card designs are coming out all the time, so keep an eye on the website to see what’s new!  These innovative and attractive communication aids are great fun, and can be a lifesaver in an emergency. A highly recommended product.

Cartoonist artist and communication card designer Hannah Ensor signs a book at a book signing event.

Communication card graphic artist Hannah Ensor at a recent book signing event

Visit http://www.stickmancommunications.co.uk/ for the full range of products or follow @stickmancrips to keep up with all Hannah’s news.

Trabasack is available from these Communication Aid companies (to add your company to the list, please email duncan{at}trabasack.co.uk)