Teaching beginning communicators and functionally nonverbal students (such as those with autism and other severe language disorders) requires consistent specific targeted strategies.
In my first set of 6 Core Word Books, I focused on Go, Again, All done, Stop, More, and No/Not. For the kids I work with, these words have maximum function.
Here is a set of teaching materials and activity suggestions for getting students actively involved in learning core words.
communication boards of different sizes to use; including a board for the first 6 words, a 36 location board with only the first 6 words filled in (this provides for stability of location as more words are added), large picture/word cards to hang up in the classroom as a class communication board, and a set to use for the core word Word Wall
toy car play mat activity (in color & b/w) with 2 different file folder map sets for teaching Go, Stop, Again
feed the monkey game to teach More and All done
a simple question game to teach No/Not
a game (with a game board & spinner & pieces) to teach Again (or Go Again)
additional activity suggestions, including some that get the kids up and moving
data sheets for time delay prompting for errorless learning.
Game board, street maps, game pieces and spinner, Monkey and fruit are all available in both color & b/w.
If you don't have my 6 Core words Books, all 3 sets are available as a money-saving bundle HERE