Boardmaker Software

Developed by speech and language professionals, Boardmaker v.6 software is the most popular choice among teachers and speech language therapists (SLT’s) for creating new and adapting existing activities for students with special needs.

With Boardmaker, you can simply create and adapt symbol-based printed activities that are a fit for all of your students – no matter their level of ability. A symbol database combined with an easy-to-use drawing program features more than 4,500 Picture Communication Symbols™ (PCS) in 44 languages, all in color and black and white.

Overview Suggested use Technical

A long-time classic, Boardmaker lets you create and print valuable materials and activities, like communication boards, with Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) and other pictures and graphics of your own or from the internet.

Boardmaker Plus!
Boardmaker Plus! offers all the same features of Boardmaker, but also brings lessons to life by transforming activities - adding sound, animation and video for use on the computer. There are over 600 sample boards and 94 interactive templates to get you started

Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro
Great for students who are challenged by speech, Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro builds on the capabilities of Boardmaker Plus! by adding natural sounding voices, word prediction and abbreviation expansion. The computer can be used as an all-in-one talking word processor, AAC speech output device and powerful student-learning tool.

Boardmaker Studio
Designed to be easy-to-use and navigate,. Boardmaker Studio gives you the functionality of both Boardmaker and Boardmaker Plus! (the ability to create, edit and print educational resources) but with advanced features such as: 250 gadgets and templates to help you build resources quicker, the ability to work anywhere (no CD required), direct link to download and upload free resources.

NEW! Two Installs - Supporting your students and clients is your top priority, and it is also ours. For this reason, Boardmaker Studio includes two installs, with the ability to access the software on one computer at a time. This means you are able to install Boardmaker Studio on your computer at work, and at home, allowing you more opportunities to create individualized therapy and learning activities.

Further options available
Upgrades, add-ons, additional PCS and further software options are available, please call 01954 281 210 or email

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Visual schedules and social skills stories for children with Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Materials to reinforce common educational, behavioral, and functional living skills
  • Books and symbol-supported literacy activities for beginners and pre-readers
  • Communication boards and device overlays for non-verbal students
  • Worksheets and flash cards for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL)
  • Song and story boards for preschoolers and infants
  • With a free membership to, our online board sharing site, you will have access to thousands of free boards contributed by other teachers and parents.

Windows System Requirements

Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 7

Memory: 256 MB or higher

Hard Disk Space: 1 GB

CD in Drive: Yes


Mac System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher - Compatible with Mac OS 10.7.X (Lion)

Memory: 256 MB or higher

Hard Disk Space: 1 GB

CD in Drive: Yes