Low tech language boards provide a nice model for students who are learning to use more complex and higher tech AAC systems. But, aided language boards can be used across all types of communication needs. We know that visual supports for spoken language are invaluable. Use these to support your students' comprehension and as a vehicle for their expression as well.
This aided language board combines core vocabulary with fringe vocabulary (specific to the topic or activity) related to meal time in preschool, kindergarten, and special education classrooms.
In my language board, the symbols/words are color coded by type of linguistic function. If you purchase more than one of my language boards, you will note that the types of words are generally located within the same areas on each board (ex. actions are in the top left, while nouns are on the bottom right). The image in the center names the topic and is in a light gray background. There are typically 5-6 types of words and phrases on each board around the perimeter of the topic:
1. Actions (typically including core vocabulary such as "help" and then fringe vocabulary such as "throw away trash" for this center).
2. Descriptive terms related to the topic.
3. Nouns related to the topic.
4. Comments or questions related to the topic (ex. "My turn. Do you want to play?").
5. Politeness markers like "please" and "thank you."
There are 17 spaces for pictures including the topic/large space in the middle. Because some of the centers needed more spaces for fringe vocabulary specific to that activity, I chose not to include "yes/no" on some boards to allow for more relevant vocab.
Check out my other language boards for the following centers or activities:
1. Art Center
2. Kitchen Center
3. House Center
4. Dress Up/Dramatic Play Center
5. Train Table
6. Book Center
7. Puzzle Center
8. Block Center
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