PrAACtical Thinking A Year of AAC Core Words, Unity Style

Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Carole Zangari

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A Year of AAC Core Vocabulary, Unity Style

One of the things we most appreciate about the AAC community is the generosity of spirit and sense of collaboration. When we first posted our Year of AAC Core Vocabulary, Gail Van Tatenhove, Russell Cross, and others in the Minspeak community generously shared it with professionals and families. More importantly, they adapted it with Minspeak symbols so that the resource could be more useful to people learning to communicate with that symbol system. We’re excited to be able to share the Year Of AAC Core adapted by Russell Cross. There are two versions: one for people learning 84-location Unity programs and another for people working with the 144-location version. There is one set of cards for each month with  about 12 core words each so that professionals can provide extra practice of a selected set of core words. 

Many, many thanks to Gail and Russell for adapting our work and sharing the finished products.

84-Location Unity

A Year of AAC Core Words, Unity Style

144-Location Unity

A Year of AAC Core Words, Unity Style

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Carole Zangari

Carole Zangari has been involved in the practice and teaching of AAC for over 20 years. She is a professor of speech-language pathology and has been fortunate to have been able to introduce many children and adults to the world of AAC. "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt

4 Responses to A Year of AAC Core Vocabulary, Unity Style

  1. Jeanne Tuthill says:

    Thanks agin to you for this wonderful resource and thanks to Gail and Russell for adding another great layer!

  2. Suhas says:

    Hi Carol,

    Are you in US? I need help for my autistic son Alex.

    I have downloaded AAC to iPad, however I don’t know how to teach my 9 years autistic kid.

    Please help me.


    • Carole Zangari Carole Zangari says:

      Suhas, we’re not able to work with individual families for several reasons. An SLP with AAC experience should be able to assist. Here is a post with ideas for how to go about finding one. You can also put training on the AAC app in the IEP so that it gets provided to everyone on this team ( You ALL need support for this journey.

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