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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…

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 …

Classroom Freebies Too: Getting Started with AAC - It's Easier Than You Think.http://www.classroomfreebiestoo.com/2014/10/getting-started-with-aac-its-easier.html

The question I probably get asked the most is, “Where do I start?” Teachers, SLPs, and parents don’t always know what to do with the new aac system the student has been given. As SLPs we know that you can’t just put the book or device in front of the student and expect them to begin it use it. Communication for these students is a skill that needs to be specifically and directly taught. Where and how we teach is important. Language needs to have a context. Usually it is a context that…

PrAACtically April: Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Words

April showers bring May flowers…and a new set of core words for us to highlight. Whether you are following along with the Set 1 (2013) (12 words/month) or the Set 2 (2014) words (16 words/mon…

Miss Clark's Chit Chat: 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.

Resources for A Year of Core Words

We’re big fans of the Speak for Yourself app, so when we saw that Christine Bayley used our Year of Core Words 2013 version (see also: 2014 version) to make an SFY version, we were thrilled! …

Miss Clark's Chit Chat: Core Vocabulary Word of the Week - OPEN

Last week and this coming week, we are targeting the word "OPEN" in speech and in the classroom. Here is a handout we shared with the teachers that can also be incorporated in the home. It has different examples of books, free apps, and activities that naturally incorporate the word OPEN. In the technology section, there is a video listed called "Knock, Knock Trick-or-Treat" that the kids loved and that easily incorporated our Core Vocabulary word - OPEN. Click here to go to the YouTube…

PrAACtically August: Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Words

The summer is zooming by here in Florida and lots of professionals and families are starting to think about heading back to school. Teachers, therapists, and aides play a pivotal role in helping AA…

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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.