Mealtime is a great opportunity to work on expanding functions of communication using a CORE board. Work on CORE vocabulary while your child or student is eating. Grab this free AAC CORE board and have a low tech communication tool to use during mealtimes such as breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.
You can use this mealtime CORE board to work on:
⭐requesting food items ("I want drink")
⭐requesting more of a food item ("More eat")
⭐Rejecting a food item ("I don't want."
⭐Commenting about a food item ("This is yummy!")
⭐Asking questions ("What can I eat?"
⭐Answering yes/no questions ("No, eat")
⭐Social Manners ("Please, me")
⭐Fringe vocabulary for mealtimes ("fork, knife, plate")
This mealtime ❤️AAC CORE vocabulary communication board❤️ has English and Spanish versions. There is also an editable PDF version, so that you can customize for your child or student's primary language. You can print and send home with parents to use during mealtimes. This resource includes a parent handout for how to model ❤️AAC CORE vocabulary❤️ with their child.
For students who are verbal, but need a lot of visual supports, you can use CORE boards to elicit novel utterances with less verbal prompts.
If you need more AAC activities to use with your students check out my AAC Starter Kit For Special Education & Students With Autism
Visual supports help SLPs and parents better communicate with children. When we have visuals to support learning our students are able to practice skills with more confidence. Check out these other visual supports: