Speech and language therapists
Pictograms can be used as a communication aid or for language rehabilitation.
This concerns patients with congenital oral language production disorders: patients with Down's syndrome, ASD, specific oral language disorders, Facial malformations affecting articulation, etc.
Their use allows language development by relying on multimodal communication channels.
This concerns patients with acquired or neurodegenerative oral language production disorders such as aphasia, PPA, Parkinson's disease, etc.
An alternative way of communication can be developed to replace or prevent a decline in speech.
Teachers can use pictograms to support their students with disabilities and adapt their material to their needs. In this way, they will develop their independence in their work and also their inclusion in the school system.
Allophone pupils can also benefit from this tool: pictograms would allow them to compensate for their lack of language skills. By translating the message into pictograms, the child can appropriate the concept and the associated vocabulary without having to go through a translation via his mother tongue.
Establishments receiving the public
Pictograms allow to transmit a message without the need to master the language. For a greater inclusiveness in society and therefore in public establishments, pictograms would make it possible to translate an information understandable by all.
To the patient's environment
When implementing pictograms in AAC, it is important to develop its use in the whole environment of the person.
Pictofacile provides quick access to a free and easy-to-use pictogram bank for everyone. Parents, relatives or caregivers can, in this way, appropriate this AAC tool and maintain communication with their loved one.