Symbols help youngsters communicate

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Children of all abilities can have fun together in the playground thanks to a new communications board installed by Liverpool Council in Collimore Park.

The board uses symbols and braille to help people who struggle to communicate due to disability, language problems or limited expressive abilities. By pointing to symbols on the board, users are able to show what they would like to do and express how they feel.

The board was developed in collaboration with the Autism Advisory and Support Service and funded by the federal government’s Stronger Communities program following a grant application by Fowler MP Chris Hayes.

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