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AAC and Core Language Materials
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|Play-based Communication Boards for preschool. Created by Gretchen Curtis. Posted 1/24/07.|
Pocket-Sized Communication Board for functional, portable communication in the community.
Print back-to-back on card stock with the Alphabet and Number Board to provide a multitude of options on
one compact page. By Kelly Martin.
|Communication Board for Lunch||Lunch Board|
|My Weekend A communication board that enables students to tell others what they did over the weekend.|
|Play-based Communication Materials for preschool|
|AAC Topic Setting Conversation Boards. Use "as is" or use as the basis for creating your own personalized boards.|
|Child's Play Communication Boards for playing with toys. Contributed by D. Rusch (SLPTalk)|
What's Your Favorite? Use to help students ask and answer social questions.
Expand to increase participation in additional topics. By Monique Bird.
|Weather Bear Materials to help students ask/answer questions during this familiar Morning Circle routine.|
Show 'n Tell All students can participate in this expressive communication activity with
these communication boards and tips.
Hassle Board for students with expressive problems and problematic behavior. This can be used to express
the problem and propose a solution.
|5 Little Ducks Song Board by Gwendolyn Smith. Posted 7/18/07.||5 Little Ducks|
Preschool/Early Elementary Visual Communication Aids. Created by
Alyssa Preddie-Allen, Kari Myers, Paula Paul, and Karen Murray.
|Can you tell me about yourself? Conversation aid by June Cabal. Posted 7/23/08.||Can You Tell Me?|
|Conversation Strips and Aids by June Cabal. Posted 7/23/08.|
|My Day at School by Amy Baxter. Posted 9/29/08.||My Day at School|
Wheels on the Bus Song in symbols. Print multiple copies of repeated line pages as needed.
Created by Tanya Wescott. Posted 10/15/08.
|Knock Knock Jokes created by Heather Welling. Posted 11/21/08.||Knock Knock Jokes|
|Yes/No Cards Submitted by Megan Hojnacki. Posted 3/29/09.||Yes/No Cards|
|AAC Communication Log Submitted by Megan Hojnacki. Posted 5/18/09.||Communication Log|
|Itsy Bitsy Spider AAC Song Submitted by Tanya Wescott. Posted 5/18/09.|
AAC Home Questionnaire to encourage home use of AAC devices by including personal and other
relevant vocabulary on the device for the home setting. This can go home to parents when
introducing a new device or updating a current one. Submitted by Tarra Bailey. Posted 12/14/09.
|AAC Home Questionnaire|
Help Card Cut and paste each card on the front/back of a 3x5 index card. Use in the classroom as
a visual aid for students who need assistance in asking for help. Green=Working Fine,
Red=Need Help. Created by Megan Hojnacki. Posted 2/19/11.
|Nursery Rhymes & Songs in Symbols Created by Barbara Winson Riedel. Posted 7/27/12.|
Colorful Language Poster by Pat Mervine. Use as a reminder to give AAC users access
to the full range of communicative functions. Posted 2/27/16. Revised 12/11/16.
|Colorful Language Poster|
Topic-Setting Board by Pat Mervine. Use to help students with poor articulation to establish
context and clarify misunderstood messages. Posted 2/27/16.
|Topic Setting Board|
|Color Coding Guide for AAC device programming. Contributed by Pat Mervine. Posted 1/25/16.||Color Coding Guide|
|Library Core Board by Kathryn Helland. Posted 1/25/16.||Library Core Board|
|Big and Little Core Word Books for NovaChat and PRC devices. Created by Annie Dickinson. Posted 8/23/16.|
AAC Activity Analysis Teachers and SLPs can use this form to examine activities already in place and to
plan new activities that maximize opportunities for multiple types of messages. Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 10/2/16.
|AAC Activity Analysis|
Intelligibility Tally Use to collect baseline data on verbal output of students with low verbal skills, then
compare to data collected during AAC device trials. Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 10/2/16.
|Eagles Fight Song Symbol-version of the fight song of the Philadelphia Eagles. Created by Karen Newburg. Posted 1/31/18.||Eagles Fight Song|