A researched and field-tested AAC board for healthcare communication
- Features overlay design for a variety of cognitive, linguistic, and motor support needs
- Combines several overlays to deliver complex messages
- Provides convenient dry erase pages
- Includes training videos for staff, families, and friends for easy use
The Empower Communication Board (ECB) is frontline healthcare communication. It enables individuals with communication challenges to participate in and direct their care throughout a medical encounter. The ECB concepts are field tested in a hospital setting by authors Jane K. Quarles, MS, CCC-SLP, and Melanie Wood, MS, OTR/L, ATP.
The ECB offers multiple overlay designs based on research to suit the cognitive, linguistic, and motor needs of the individual. It can be used as a single overlay to gain attention or answer yes/no/I don’t know questions. Or a combination of overlays can be used to deliver a more complex message. The convenient dry-erase page allows the patient or listener to write or draw items to ensure messages are understood.