AAC Play-Based Communication Boards: Play Dough & Blocks

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Do you need a play-based, functional communication system for your students? These simple print and go AAC play-based communication boards are an engaging way to use visuals to support language with two activities that kids love: Play Dough and Blocks. The beauty of this set is that there are 3 different boards for each activity to cater for different skill levels of AAC users (22, 32 and 36 icon boards). Just put out the activity, choose the appropriate boards...and play!

This set is part of a money saving BUNDLE.

These boards can be used flexibly both individually or in groups with children with ASD, language delays, global development delays and even apraxia. The board are not aiming to replace an AAC system, but are a functional way to introduce visuals and promote communication within play. If you are concerned that your caseload might find these too complex, 9 different choice board strips have also been included so that you can start as simple as "I want...", "I choose...", "First-Next-Then" and then build up to the boards. The choice strips are great for group use too.

The play-based communication boards all contain a mixture of vocabulary including: nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, pronouns, social comments and questions. Having such a range of vocabulary will hopefully give you some more ideas for play as you integrate the language. You will LOVE the language expansion lists that I have provided because it gives specific examples of how to expand from 1 word to 2+words with suggestions including Verb+Noun (Get blocks) and Noun+Preposition (Play dough out).

An extra page is provided so that they can be cut individually and used as Velcro based choice boards to start at a more basic level and teach concepts separately before you build up to the use of the boards.



✅ -- 3x communication boards for Play Dough (22 icons, 32 icons, 36 icons).

✅ -- 3x communication boards for Blocks (22 icons, 32 icons, 36 icons).

✅ -- 2x boards of ALL pictures to cut up and use with choice board strips.

✅ -- 9x choice board strips, with an emphasis on core vocabulary.

✅ -- Language expansion word lists for each activity to help move beyond single words.


Read my blog post: Putting the Play Back Into AAC

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