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: PLAY, LIKE, NOT, WHAT
The set uses Smarty Symbols in the products because each AAC program uses copyrighted symbols. You can use this packet with any AAC device.
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
The packet also includes a set of editable pages where you can add your own symbols/text so that you can use the same symbols used in your student's device. The editable documents include: parent intro letter, staff intro letter, data sheet, classroom sign, staff update sheet, room signs sheet, and W.O.W. book collage 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42I3LcPzZpE
This download includes three different files that are zipped. You need a program to unzip files. One file includes the directions/sample photos. A second file includes the print and go files with Smarty Symbols. The last file includes the editable files in a powerpoint. You will copy/paste a symbol into the pre-made document.
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.
You might also be interested in:
AAC Core Word of the Week: Set 1
AAC Core Word of the Week: Set 2
AAC Core Word of the Week: Set 3
AAC Core Word of the Week: Set 4
AAC Core Word of the Week: Set 5
AAC Core Word of the Week: BUNDLE #1
Please email me with any questions you have before you purchase!