A single message communicator is a great introduction to the power of communication. Messages that allow the user to attract attention, make requests, choose or even reject something that's not wanted can be a great start to being independent.
Single message communicators and sequencing message communication devices can be added to create a multi-message communicator. Start with a single message communicator and add on as skills are acquired. An elevated platform and slot for objects or picture cards makes these single message communicators a great tool for teaching object discrimination.