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Boston College Campus School

Communication Therapy

Boston college campus school

A total communication approach is used at the Campus School. This includes vocalizations, gestures, sign language, and aided forms of communication as appropriate means of expression. Aided communication refers to the use of external materials to enhance an individual's ability to communicate.


Throughout their day, students use a variety of tools including: picture symbols, objects, digital photographs, switches, computers, and personal communication devices. These tools enable students to participate in activities, socialize with staff and friends, and to communicate wants and needs.

Students have individualized communication systems tailored to their own strengths and needs. This system is embedded into their daily routines at home and school, to promote the ability to communicate in all aspects of their lives.