Visual Scene Resources

The following visual scene resources have been compiled for easy downloadable access. All files were created in Microsoft Publisher (2013). Clicking a link will download a .zip file of templates for your use.

AAC Templates
These templates include a cover page and four half-pages with tabs. This could be used to create a book of important information for persons with aphasia.

Aphasia Templates
A variety of template sizes, which include 3x5, full page (landscape and portrait orientations), half-page (landscape and portrait orientations). Files are labeled with names identifying the sizes, along with how many pictures and text symbols are in each file.

Low-Tech Visual Scene Manual (PDF)
This manual shows how to create your own templates using Microsoft Publisher. It also shows how to use the templates.

Pediatric Context & Symbols Pages
Variety of template sizes, which include full page, half-page binding, half-page (landscape and portrait orientations), and index card (landscape and portrait orientations).

Pediatric Context & Symbols Templates
Individual templates for pediatric context and symbols can be found here if you prefer not to have the entire booklet of pages (as found in Pediatric Context & Symbols Pages). Files are labeled with names identifying the sizes, along with how many pictures and text symbols are in each file.

Pediatric Social Stories Pages
Variety of template sizes, which include full page, half-page binding, half-page (landscape orientation), and index card (landscape and portrait orientations).

Pediatric Social Stories Templates
Individual templates for pediatric social stories can be found here if you prefer not to have the entire booklet of pages (as found in Pediatric Social Stories Pages). Files are labeled with names identifying the sizes, along with how many pictures and text symbols are in each file.

Pediatric Storytelling Pages
Variety of template sizes, which include full page, half-page (landscape and portrait orientations), and index card (landscape and portrait orientations).

Pediatric Storytelling Templates
Individual templates for pediatric storytelling can be found here if you prefer not to have the entire booklet of pages (as found in Pediatric Storytelling Pages). Files are labeled with names identifying the sizes, along with how many pictures and text symbols are in each file.

Webcast: Visual Scene Display Project
Reviews the research and development activities associated with the Visual Scenes Display (VSD) Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Stroke and Brain Injury Persona Pageset

What is a Contextually Relevant Visual Scene?
This PowerPoint presentation walks the user through what Visual Scene Displays are, who benefits from them, when and where they are useful, how to make them, and why they help.

Dr. Beukelman's Books and Reference Lists

ALS & AAC

Aphasia and AAC References

Dementia & AAC

Listing of New Augmentative and Alternative Communication Books

Movement Disorders

Non-progressive Aphasia and AAC

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Motor Speech Disorders