Difference between PCS Thinline and PCS Classic symbols

Recently we have had a lot people asking us about the difference between the PCS Thinline symbols and PCS Classic symbols that are available to use with the Boardmaker Software Family. You can read about the new Thinline symbols in a blog I wrote earlier in the year.

The new PCS Thinline symbols could be described as age generic, with a more detailed look and clean lines compared to the PCS Classic symbols.

PCS Classic symbols in the top row and PCS Thinline symbols in the bottom row.

As with most symbols, different individuals will have their own preferences. When you can, it’s always a good idea to involve the user of the symbols and see what they prefer. Or if you’re like me and you make lots of resources, you’ll want as many symbols as you can get your hands on so that you have all available options.

Either way, you can have fun with these additional options at your fingertips.

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About Charlene Cullen

Charlene has worked as a speech pathologist, supporting people with complex communication needs and learning disabilities for the past 15 years. She has worked in a variety of roles within the Disability Services of Western Australia, including Senior Speech Pathologist, Rural and Remote Resource Therapist and Regional Team Manager.

Charlene is a trained Key Word Sign (formerly Makaton) presenter, certified Hanen It Takes Two to Talk presenter and a member of the Apple Consultants Network. Charlene is also an official Proloquo2Go / Proloquo4Text trainer, and TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box.

Charlene has developed strong skills in and a passion for, the area of AAC and assistive technologies. She enjoys presenting workshops and providing consultancy services to support and educate parents, teachers and therapists in the use and application of inclusive technologies.

Charlene has been a full time member of the Professional and Consultancy Services Team at Spectronics.

AGOSCI State Representative for Victoria (2012-present); Key Word Sign Victoria committee member (2012-present).