A way for nonverbal students to communicate with others during recess is available at numerous local elementary schools.
Amelia Abell, a special education teacher at Morningside Elementary School, said the school received a grant from the Elizabethtown Education Foundation for a communication board, which was installed earlier this school year.
The communication board contains words such as “I,” “You,” “Want,” “Drink,” “Tag,” “Push,” and “Inside,” accompanied by a picture. Students point to the image on the board to tell other students or teachers what they wish to do.
Helmwood Heights Elementary School, Morningside and Panther Academy, all schools within the Elizabethtown Independent school district, have the boards, Abell said.
Hardin County Schools also is using the communication boards, such as at New Highland Elementary School.