Symbol Charts or Boards

The following communication charts and other resources were created when we worked on the Tawasol symbol set. We will be adding more boards and posters etc as we grow the Global Symbols site. If you want to create your own symbols to add to a chart, there is a Symbol Creator that you can use with any downloaded symbols or homemade images. We also have a simple Boardbuilder that can be used with the Global Symbols sets and Open Symbols . The Boardbuilder has a download button that allows you to save OpenBoard Format documents (.obf) as a single chart or when making multiple charts for an interactive board it will automatically save an .obz zipped version.  Boardbuilder Instructions

Download the Tawasol Word list released in May 2016.  The list provides you with a translation of each word, its frequency of use with AAC users and those supporting them as well as the part of speech. This is not a complete list of the words used for the symbols available for download  as these are constantly being updated.   The download version of the word list will be updated once additional words have been checked by our AAC Forum.

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Fill in the gaps – Choose the right symbols to complete these sentences. Arabic version

Fire drill today – An evaluation completed together with the student on their behaviour during a fire drill. Arabic version

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The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Symbol book which tells the story of Mohammed from his birth to death using Tawasol Symbols and ARASAAC symbols. Arabic version.

The Prophet Muhammad Symbol Book Worksheets – Symbol worksheets corresponding to our symbol book – “The Life of The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”. Arabic version

Visual Schedule for a school day – A visual schedule template and symbols for things that happen in a typical school day. Cut out the symbols and stick them on to the template to help structure the day. Arabic version

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Weekend events – A worksheet to help students recount the things they did over the weekend and expand on the details. Arabic version

Basic Requirements board –  20 symbols representing some common needs with Yes/No, feelings and requests. Arabic version

Memory Game with Qatari Food Symbols – 2 x 8 symbols that can be matched or shuffled to play memory games. Arabic version

Bathroom routine – Help teach the Bathroom and washing hands routine with these symbol sequences. The Tawasol version has an extra step that may not appear in Western bathroom routines. Arabic version

Keychain – Cut and insert a keychain into these symbols for use in the playground, on weekends or by other staff at school. For quick and simple communication occasions, this is a great alternative to carrying around a bulky communication book. Arabic version

Prayer Times Arabic and English – Teaching prayer times? Here’s a sequenced prayer time board to help students conceptualise the different prayers and their timing in the day. Arabic version

Core word chart male version and female versionArabic version for males and females.



Tawasol symbol cards  Samples for memory games, word walls, individual cards for printing – design your own using our Symbol Creator.