Starter Signs Poster – Children’s key word sign


Starter Signs poster containing 24 Australian key word signs designed using visual communication symbols.


This is a children’s key word sign poster for introducing children’s key word signing to your child. It has first signs that will be useful for your child to convey their first wants and needs.


Children’s key word signing is an unaided AAC (alternative and augmentative communication) tool, it is an excellent tool for those that are having difficulty with speech for whatever reason and their communication partners. Children’s key word signing is often used with autistic children, dyspraxia, downs syndrome, neurotypical children with a speech delay, those with anxiety and ever babies that are pre-verbal (sometimes called baby sign).


This poster has been designed to complement other AAC tools which include the visual symbols. It is perfect for the home, child’s bedroom, early learning service, school, playgroup or anywhere there are children.


The signs that are included are:


eat, drink, milk, toilet, please, thank you, nappy, book, play, sorry, more, finished, share, stop, bed, bath, friend, help, home, love, mummy, daddy, sister, brother


Children’s key word sign uses signs alongside speech in simplified sentences to encourage communication through both sign and speech. Research has shown that CKWS encourages verbal speech while allowing the child an alternative method of communication.


Children’s key word sign uses signs borrowed from Auslan (Australian sign language) however it is not Auslan, Auslan has its own grammar, structure and Deaf Community associated with it.


PCS® by Tobii Dynavox® All rights reserved. Used with permission.
PCS® and Boardmaker by Tobii Dynavox® All rights reserved. Used with permission


Other than the symbols (used with permission) the whole design, print and packaging was completed within Australia.

Additional information


A3, A2