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The AAC Core Words Interactive Book series was written for toddlers and children with speech and language impairments.
Children with developmental delays, apraxia, autism, Down syndrome and individuals using augmentative devices would benefit from these simplified illustrations and vocabulary.
This download contains ten, six-page book (color and printer friendly black line), sign language cards (color and printer friendly black line) and directions for assembly.
Help Me Open
AAC Core 40 words: Help, Me, Open
Sign language cards: Help, Me, Open
AAC Core 40 words: Look
Sign language cards: Look
I Like My Birthday
AAC Core 40 words: I, Like, My
Sign language cards: I, Like, My, Birthday, Cake, Ice Cream, Music, Play
I See Toys
AAC Core 40 words: I, See
Sign language cards: I, See, Ball, Doll, Blocks, Boat, Crayons
What Does He Want?
AAC Core 40 words: What, Does, He, Want
Sign language cards: What, Does, He, Want, Cookie, Book, Bear, Bubbles, Fish
What Does She Want?
AAC Core 40 words: What, Does, She, Want
Sign language cards: What, Does, She, Want, Cupcake, Cat, Boat, Ball, Flower
What is in the Barn?
AAC Core 40 words: What, Is, In, That
Sign language cards: What, Is, In, That, Cow, Horse, Sheep, Chicken, Pig
Where is the Baby?
AAC Core 40 words: Where, Is, On
Sign language cards: Where, Is, On, Chair, Table, Slide, Horse, Bed
Where is the Bird?
AAC Core 40 words: Where, Is, In
Sign language cards: Where, Is, In, Tree, Nest, Garden, Flowers, Water
I See Community Helpers
AAC Core 40 words: Who, Help, Me
Sign language cards: Who, Help, Me, Doctor, Nurse, Fire Fighter, Soldier, Police Officer, Librarian, Farmer, Teacher, Scientist, Artist
These books can be used to target:
- Early communication skills: joint attention, pointing, making choices
- Building vocabulary by identifying or labeling single words
- Expanding from words to phrases (ex. “on” to “on the table”)
- Answering simple “wh” questions (What, Where, Who)
- Using pronouns (he/she/it) correctly.
- Practice core words on AAC devices.
- Building literacy skills
The books can be printed in color for repeated use or black and white to share with families.
They are designed to be used as a simple early book that can easily be shared with families (black line copies) or constructed as an interactive for repeated use and high engagement (laminated pieces with Velcro).
As a bonus, you also receive sign language cards (color and black line) for added language learning support.
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