PrAACtical Thinking October PrAACtice Ideas- A year of core words

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Robin Parker

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October PrAACtice Ideas- A Year of Core Words

More core word prAACtice ideas.

To make core word prAACtice most successful, make sure everyone has access to a core word AAC display and you have some clearly defined communication goals. Then select activities that encourage social interaction, have a shared focus, and are mostly about the process of learning.  Build in lots of communication opportunities to use specific target words for both you and the learner.

For October, meaningful communication and language activities can include art projects, costume parties with photo’s, gardening/planting, and music/concerts.  October has so many great options for fun socially motivating activities that all you have to do is go have fun and model on.

OCTOBER WORDS

another

another turn”

“have another one”

“we need another surprise

“We hope he does another song for us”

change

“change clothes

“please give me change

“I need to change it for the other one”

“She will change her mind many time I think”

every

“mess every place”

“you left every single one”

every idea is great”

every game when you come over, is fun”

for

for me”

“she is going for you”

this one is for you but that one is for me.

“I got you a present for your birthday”

idea

“great idea

“I have an idea

“your idea is surprising”

“The idea started out one way but now is completely different”

pretty

“that is pretty

“let’s do it pretty quick”

“your hair is so pretty

“I am pretty sure the answer will be yes”

say

say it”

“let me say it”

“everyone can say yes but I say no”

“When will they say it’s time to go home”

start

start running”

start the game”

“It’s almost going to start

“the race will start in 5 minutes”

thank you

thank you

thank you mom”

“say thank you

thank you for the drink”

think

think about it”

“I need to think

think for Yourself”

“let’s all think before we decide”

try

“I will try

try it out”

Try it again before you give up”

“I am going to try a new book today”

under

under table”

“find it under here”

“Watch him go under cover”

“She wears a flower under her hat for good luck”

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Robin Parker

Robin Parker Robin Parker is a professor of speech language pathology who has loved supporting the communication and language of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders for more than 20 years. One of her professional passions is spreading the word about PrAACtical AAC. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller



2 Responses to October PrAACtice Ideas- A Year of Core Words

  1. june Bigge says:

    Your ideas are sooooo good! I wish I were still in the field instead of pushing 80 years of life. I am passing your site to the gals who are revising our text for teachers of students with physical and multiple disabilities. I hope they give some examples from your site and direct speech/language specialists, teachers and parents to it!!!!!!

    This is one great resource!!!!!!

    Keep up the good work.

    JUNE Bigge

    • Carole Zangari Carole Zangari says:

      June, thank YOU for stopping by and for all you’ve contributed to the field. Your ideas and positive energy have helped so many of us. So glad to hear that the book is being revised!

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