Books for Targeting Core Vocabulary

Core vocabulary has proven to be a very useful tool in my therapy room for my low/non-verbal students. It allows them to expand utterances in a way that other AAC methods simply fall short. In typical language therapy with my preschoolers, I love using books. It’s age-appropriate, motivating, language-rich, and enjoyable. Why should my minimally […]

Toys and Activities to Target Core Vocabulary

Core vocabulary is an evidenced-based set of words particularly useful for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. I’ve personally seen huge growth in expressive language skills of AAC users after only a few therapy sessions of instruction with core words. Core words are what make up 80% of our everyday utterances.  The power of core words lies within […]