Picture Communication Book with Robust Core Vocabulary for AAC

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Susan Berkowitz
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This picture communication book is perfect for students who need a robust core word based AAC system but don't have access to high tech. Your AAC users need a system that has a robust vocabulary and is based on core words. This inexpensive communication book is just what you need to get them started.

With 2 different sizes of core word boards to choose from and multiple pages with additional core plus relevant fringe vocabulary your students will be communicating in no time.

This is a multi-page core & fringe vocabulary book with hundreds of words. It goes into a 3-ring binder, as shown in the photos, after being printed and laminated.

• The first 2 pages make up the core vocabulary board that is visible/available at all times.

• There are 2 versions; one more robust than the other. There are 48 core word and 30 core word versions.

• 39  12-location pages for a variety of vocabulary to provide sufficient words for students to communicate.

• Pages include vocabulary symbols for

  1. actions,
  2. describing words,
  3. spatial words,
  4. feelings,
  5. foods,
  6. body parts,
  7. health/what's wrong,
  8. toys,
  9. weather,
  10. times,
  11. songs,
  12. animals,
  13. vehicles,
  14. clothing,
  15. art,
  16. places,
  17. schedule,
  18. numbers & letters.
  • All pages are tabbed for ease of use.

• blank pages to which you can add your own pictures and vocabulary that are important to your student/child - foods, toys, people, places, etc.

• 9 location core word board to put on the front of the notebook.

• core words 3x5 (approximately) cards to cut apart, laminate and put on a ring to carry with you.     These come in handy in a variety of situations.

3X5 sizes of all of the 48 core words in the core word board, to create a classroom-sized communication display.

discussion of core words and ideas for intervention.

brochure about Aided Language Stimulation to share.

Buyers say:

  • I’ve used this with minimally verbal students for communication in the classroom. Well organized with helpful assembly directions.
  • My students love this! When I give them different options of what they’d like to use (core board, iPad, etc.), this book is always their choice.
  • This material saved me the time of making the materials on my own and is just what I needed for my AAC students.

How to teach core words use?

Try my Teach Me More Core Words or Activities to Learn a Whole Year of Core Words

For a second year of core word teaching activities try More of the Core.

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Total Pages
70 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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