Everyday Key Word Sign Board

Welcome to the Everyday Communication Board Page. This page contains all the key word signs contained on the Everyday Communication Board.

Communication Boards are Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools that allow children that are pre verbal or pre speaking, or have unclear speech communicate through pointing at symbols on a board.

Here at Sunshine Sign and Sing we have complemented these symbol boards with Key Word Sign boards to provide children with multiple methods to communicate.

Therefore please find the video tutorials for key word signs that match the symbols in the Everyday / Generic Communication Board above.

Key Word Sign – Video Tutorials

Cold

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How to execute the key word sign – Cold

Fists at shoulder height, shake fists in and out slightly, like you are shivering Both for feeling cold and an object being cold

Different

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How to execute the key word sign – Different

Pointer fingers extended and together. Move hands in outward arcs ending with palms up

Dislike

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How to execute the key word sign – Dislike

Flat hand, fingertips on chest. Move hand in forward small circles while frowning, you can also shake head

Drink

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How to execute the key word sign – Drink

Hand in cupped shape. Bring hand to mouth

Eat

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How to execute the key word sign – Eat

Tips of thumb and fingers touching, tap mouth twice (can be tapped on chin)

Finished

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How to execute the key word sign – Finished

Thumb up from fist. Twist wrist left and right

Go

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How to execute the key word sign – Go

Flat hand, palm facing chest, arc hand outwards, finishing with palm facing away (can be directional)

Help

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How to execute the key word sign – Help

Place fingertips of bent hand on upwards facing flat hand, move hands towards the person needing help

Home

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How to execute the key word sign – Home

Palm forward, with fingers curved. Move hand forward in an arc until fingers pointing down.

Hot

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How to execute the key word sign – Hot

Finger curled over thumb, place hand on far side of forehead, move across forehead and out to the side, like wiping sweat off (as in feeling hot)

Hurt / Pain

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How to execute the key word sign – Hurt or Pain

Shake open hand just in front of torso. Or shake hands over area of pain

I / Me

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How to execute the key word sign – I / Me

Point to yourself (natural gesture)

Like

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How to execute the key word sign – Like

Flat hand, fingertips on chest. Move hand in forward small circles while smiling

Look

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How to execute the key word sign – Look or See

Pointer finger at eye, bring hand outward (can be directional)

Make / Do

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How to execute the key word sign – Make / Do

Both hands in fists, move top fist in small circles, hitting top of other fist during movement

More

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How to execute the key word sign – More

Clawed hand on chest. Pull out slightly

Need a Break

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How to execute the key word sign – Need a Break

Fists together, palms down, do an action as though breaking a stick

Next / Turn

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How to execute the key word sign – Next or Turn


From fist, curl the pointer finger around thumb. Hand out front, palm facing down. Twist wrist so palm faces upwards

No

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How to execute the key word sign – No

Move fist side to side, like a mini head shaking ‘no’. You can also shake head Also sign for not

Play

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How to execute the key word sign – Play

Palms up, hands at side. Move simultaneously in outward circles

Share

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How to execute the key word sign – Share

Hands flat. Non dominant palm face up. Place blade of dominant hand on palm, lift, turn hand 90 degrees and place down again. Like you are cutting up a cake to share

Sit

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How to execute the key word sign – Sit

Open palms facing down. Place one hand on top of other. Move hands down

Stop

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How to execute the key word sign – Stop

Hand out in front of you, palm forward

Sunscreen

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How to execute the key word sign – Sunscreen

Rub flat hand in circles on opposite arm. Like rubbing in sunscreen.

Toilet

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How to execute the key word sign – Toilet

Tap pointer finger on blade of other open hand

Wait

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How to execute the key word sign – Wait

Open hand, palm facing forward. Bounce hand up and down slightly

Want

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How to execute the key word sign – Want

Flat hand, thumb extended on chest, move hand downwards and out in slight arc

What

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How to execute the key word sign – What

Pointer finger extended, shake hand side to side

Where

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How to execute the key word sign – Where

Palms up, arms at side, move hands slightly in and out at same time

You

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How to execute the key word sign – You

Point at the person you are referring to