In preschool, I use a Core Word of the Week program with the whole team (student, teacher, therapists, paraprofessionals) to increase to the use of the AAC device and core vocabulary words.
The packet is meant to provide a month of instruction (four core words are targeted) for a classroom. It has tools to collect data, give teachers and staff ideas, and notes for parents too. The packet can be adapted for a clinic setting or another service delivery model, but it works perfectly for a classroom setup.
This packet features the following core words: GO, IN, DIFFERENT, HELP
The set uses Smarty Symbols and Boardmaker in the products because each AAC program uses copyrighted symbols. You can use this packet with any AAC device. You will edit the packet to include any AAC symbols your student uses as long as you have the image saved as a jpg. Watch the preview video to see how to edit the file.
The packet includes:
Parent Intro Letter
Staff Intro Letter
Parent Model/Elicitation Explanation Sheet
The following materials are provided for each core word:
Weekly External Door Sign
Weekly Staff/Parent Letter
Activity Sheets on rings
Interactive Vocabulary Book
My W.O.W. Book cover
W.O.W. weekly sheet
A quick video tour of what is included for each core word of the week is included in the video! Check it out here.
This download includes an editable document that you need to open in adobe acrobat. Download Adobe here for free.
The activities included are developed for preschool classrooms but they could be used for students in structured learning centers up to 2nd grade. Check out the samples in the linked video above and see if the program would fit your needs.
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