About Mayer-Johnson

Mayer-Johnson is built on the belief that all individuals, including those with unique learning challenges presented by speech, language, physical and/or learning disabilities arising from Autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, etc., should have an opportunity to learn in ways that support their individual needs.

First launched in 1981, Mayer-Johnson's Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), simple drawings that represent everything from single words to full messages, support this ideal. They are designed to help all students establish a foundation for comprehension so they can learn and develop skills. Currently, there are more than 30,000 PCS available in 44 languages. In 1991, PCS were joined together with the Boardmaker Software Family.

The Boardmaker® Software Family, a symbol database combined with an easy-to-use drawing program, is the cornerstone of the Mayer-Johnson product line. The software enables educators to create and adapt lessons to meet a range of unique learning challenges. Today, Mayer-Johnson's Boardmaker Software Family remains the top choice among professionals for creating printed and on-screen materials, like communication boards, symbol-adapted books, flash cards, schedules and more.

At Mayer-Johnson, we recognize that the tools educators, therapists and related professionals once used to create visual supports have evolved. Today, we enhance learning and communication for individuals with special needs by delivering thousands of unique special education tools that meet a wide range of goals. Selected by our team of experts, our special education products give individuals with special education needs more ways to learn and communicate.

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ā€œIā€™m a teacher and my classroom is filled with a range of students with different needs and goals. Boardmaker Studio lets me create and adapt materials that support all of them with tools that let me add symbols to stories and create labels in multiple languages.ā€
ā€“ Marietta

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