This communication board was designed to assist in initiation of language across all settings. The board is made up of core vocabulary words that are used in about 80% of utterances that children make. The Core Vocabulary words on this board are organized by color and semantic relationship for ease in learning and navigating.
Also included in this purchase are directions and information for the communication partner. While it is important to have a communication system available, it is crucial that the student has a trained communication partner to model, prompt, and respond.
Directions for use:
1. Print Core Communication Board in color (on cardstock if available for durability) on one side and The ABCs of Using the Core Communication Board on the back.
2. Laminate if possible for durability.
3. Place Core Communication Board on students' desks, tables, in centers, near literacy activities, or anywhere else that communication is used (yes, that means everywhere) :). You can also have students carry the communication board so it is always available.
4. Give communication partners the Core Communication Information sheet and model appropriate use of modeling, prompting, and responding techniques for using the Core Communication Board. I also hang this in the classroom for a reminder.
Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions for use. Thank you!