A word board or communications board is a simple means to help people who have lost the ability to speak. A word board may typically be provided to those recovering after a stroke. To communicate, the user points at the relevant words, letters or symbols on the board. Typically the following are included:
Yes |No | (☺) | |Want| That
QRS X TUV
& WX ? YZ
There are now sophisticated electronic speech synthesis devices available for this purpose.
-  Stroke Centre - recovering after a atroke. Retrieved 18 November 2011