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Strengthening the Core: Modeling January Words

Looking for some ways to help your AAC learners become more competent in using core words? Here’s an approach you may want to try: Keep it manageable by choosing only a dozen or two core words to f…

Core Vocabulary Word of the Week - GO!

The new word of the week is GO! We will be focusing on this word for the next couple of weeks. I sent home a handout with ways to incorporate GO naturally into your daily activities and with some additional activities. See the picture of the handout below if you want to take another look. Also, I made a simple reader with pictures your child can color. This reader includes the same picture cues that we use in speech for great practice and exposure to the word GO and different contexts that…

Core Vocabulary Word of the Week - IN

Parents, we started a new Word of the Week last week and are continuing it this week. The word is IN. We have been using the word "in" when putting toys in stockings, putting ingredients in a baggie to make reindeer food, and using this vocabulary as we pack up our backpack. Last week, I sent home our handout for this new word. I am posting a picture of it below if you need another look. Also, I am sending home an "in" reader for more practice with this vocabulary at home.

Multisensory Approach to Core Vocabulary in Special Education

Two years ago I was feeling a little bored and dare I say it... burned out. I went to a conference that Karen Erickson presented at and I discovered core vocabulary! Implementing core vocabulary instruction has made me so excited about teaching again and has sparked my creativity in the classroom. Like most kids, my students with disabilities benefit from learning through a multisensory approach. My students love to learn through songs, games, hands-on activities, acting things out, visuals…

Don’t know where to start with core vocabulary? This will give you a FREE starter board, tips and tricks to teach with, and even the first 5 words to start with!

Don’t know where to start with core vocabulary? This will give you a FREE starter board, tips and tricks to teach with, and even the first 5 words to start with!

AAC 101: So How Do I Do This?

Over the past 2 months I’ve been talking a lot about beginning with augmentative communication; including what it is and who needs it. The next question I most often get from parents, teachers and SLPs is about what kinds of materials are needed for intervention (and “where the heck do I find them”)? We all know that genuine communication interactions in context are the best for teaching any communication skill. Too often in AAC implementation we “test” more than teach. We ask students to…

Core Word of the Week - PUSH

We started introducing our new core vocabulary target last week which is PUSH. We will continue using this word this week. Check out the PUSH handout below. Our students have particularly enjoyed listening and participating in the reading of the book - Don't Push the Button. If you want to use this book at home, you can check out the video below.

PrAACtically May: Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Words

Mother’s Day and prom pictures IEPs and graduation ceremonies Tulips, daffodils, and violets It must be May, and that means it’s time for a new set of core words to model, elicit, and practice. In …

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Core Words for AAC : Space Theme
Take your character on a quest through the thick forests and icy mountains of our 3 different spelling adventures. This is Nick's Adventure! Spell the words and collect all the food to complete each level. Break bricks and barrels, avoid obstacles and enemies on your way! A great spelling game for 2nd grade and up.
I hope this FREE interactive AAC core word practice for the word STOP can help your students learn to read and spell the word STOP. I designed this activity for middle school students, but it can be used with students of all ages.