This project was developed by Widgit Software in partnership with medical professionals.
Special thanks to South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwickshire Integrated Disability Service, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The aim of the project was to develop symbols to enhance understanding in healthcare settings for children, patients with learning difficulties or autism, and people who have English as an additional language.
Supplied on CD, this pack contains flash cards for all of the medical vocabulary, a glossary and 342 Widgit Symbols specifically designed for use in healthcare settings. This complements the extensive general health vocabulary in the Widgit Symbol Set.
It comes with a printed guide describing the project and details of how to print and make your own flashcards, along with ideas for effective symbol use.
Installer to add symbols to InPrint 3, InPrint 2 and SymWriter.
Ready to print flashcards:
Editable InPrint 2 & 3 format
Ready to print Pain Chart (PDF).
Glossary of the Widgit Health Symbols (PDF).
The symbols cover the following topics:
Responses and Waiting, Hospital, Hygience, Food.
People and Places
Medical Professionals, Medical Places.
Illness, Medical Problems and Emotions
Pain, Injury, Conditions, Illness, Heart and Lung, Organs, Skin, Digestive System, Hands and Feet, Mouth, Emotions.
General Assessment, Specific Assessment.
Treatment and Aids
Medication, General Treatment, Specific Treatment, Aids and Mobility.