BIG Core Vocabulary Classroom Board, Low Tech AAC for Speech Therapy and Autism

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Do you struggle with planning functional communication therapy? Do you leave AAC sessions feeling frustrated and like nothing is working? Add structure, consistency and fun to your AAC sessions by using Core Vocabulary. Big squares are easy for little hands to grasp and large enough to see clearly. Made for classroom and/or speech room use. Great to use to reinforce new vocabulary for preschoolers. You’ll be amazed at how you can do more with less!

This set includes:

*40 core vocabulary words (evidence based)

*Color coded with the Fitzgerald Key (choice of pale or vibrant background)

*Detailed Instructions for assembly NO LARGE PRINTER NEEDED

*Get Started lesson plan

*Small door/table classroom board and lanyard symbols to support classroom use *Smarty Symbols are used (AAC device symbols are copyrighted)

What is core vocabulary?

It's not just for labeling. These words are used to comment, request and command.

Of course you want students to learn many other words, these are fringe vocabulary. But by focusing on these words you are teaching them a vocabulary that is used most often throughout the day in many different environments.

Core vocabulary is a small set of simple words, in any language, that are used frequently and across contexts (Cross, Baker, Klotz & Badman, 1997). These words make up 75-80% of the words we use every day. The Big Core Classroom Vocabulary Board is based on the DLM Core Vocabulary. This is a list of words that have been determined to be highly useful for communicating in both social and academic contexts.

Core vocabulary examples: (think of a student using these words on the playground instead of screaming in frustration)

  • My turn.
  • Don't.
  • Not like.
  • Not want.
  • Go.
  • Want it.

The board is color coded by parts of speech using the Modified Fitzgerald Key (a system developed by Goossens,’ Crain, & Elder).

  • Blue: Adjectives      
  • Green: Verbs
  • Yellow: Pronouns          
  • Orange: Nouns
  • White: Conjunctions
  • Pink: Prepositions, social words             
  • Purple: Questions
  • Red: Important function words, negation, emergency words
  • Grey: Determiners  

Creating this board has truly been a labor of love. I hope your and your students love this as much as my students and I do.

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