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School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons: AAC Resources for April

March 28, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons: AAC Resources for April

As March draws to a close, we extend our welcome to guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty, who are back with another set of core vocabulary resources for teaching older students. Today, this dynamic team has a rich array of materials and suggestions to help them build fluency with the April core vocabulary words. They also discuss how to support AAC users during a popular classroom activity, shared reading. SCHOOL YEAR OF CORE- Older Student Lessons  The Google Slide Resources Weeks 1-2 Google Slides Weeks 3-4 Google Slides INTRODUCTION- April 2024 Welcome back to the School Year of Core – Older student lessons for middle school to adult learners.  How are things going? How are the resources working for you and your learners? We would love your feedback and your ideas. If you have any slides that you find work especially well for your students and adult learners, please... [Read More...]

April Year of Core Vocabulary & School Year of Core Vocabulary Words

March 25, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

April Year of Core Vocabulary & School Year of Core Vocabulary Words

Core vocabulary resources are the focus of today’s post. In 2013, when schools and other clinical programs were expanding their emphasis on teaching core vocabulary words, PrAACtical AAC published a set of resources for families and professionals that included symbol cards, sample sentences to model, activity suggestions, and more. All of these were based on a small set of core words for each month (see that post here). We followed that with a second set of Year of Core Vocabulary Word resources for a new list of words (click here for that post). Over the years, the resources were expanded and grew to include a wonderful series of calendars with daily activity suggestions developed by AAC SLP and co-founder of Talking AAC, Rachael Langley. Many other contributors over the years added to these efforts. In 2020, a new series was launched, School Year of Core Vocabulary Words, authored by guest contributors... [Read More...]

Video of the Week: Getting Ready for April School Year of Core Vocabulary Words Older Student Lessons

March 20, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Getting Ready for April School Year of Core Vocabulary Words Older Student Lessons

Do you work with older students who are learning to use core words in their AAC systems? In today’s post, Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty provide a preview of things to come with their post on April resources for the wonderful School Year of Core Vocabulary – Older Student Lessons series. Take a look.   Direct link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0a9QVneu5M&ab_channel=SchoolYearofCore

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons: AAC Resources for March

February 29, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons: AAC Resources for March

Today, as we prepare to turn another page in the calendar, let’s take a look at the wonderful resources that guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty put together for the March core words. As expected, this dynamic team has some terrific ideas for your older students who are building their skills with core vocabulary. Their slide decks have a wonderful selection of activities that teachers and therapists can use in highlighting the March core vocabulary words. In the post below, they also share helpful information on using extension, expansion, and elaboration in guiding students toward increased linguistic competence. SCHOOL YEAR OF CORE- Older Student Lessons  INTRODUCTION- March 2024 To the Parents, Teachers, Educators, Related Service Providers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Paraprofessionals, Friends, and other curious professionals or communicators –  Welcome back to month three of the newest iteration of the SYOC- Older Student Lessons (OSL), March edition.   We hope that as... [Read More...]

March Year of Core Vocabulary & School Year of Core Vocabulary Words

February 26, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

March Year of Core Vocabulary & School Year of Core Vocabulary Words

Planning for comprehensive core vocabulary instruction? The Year of Core Vocabulary Words and The School Year of Core Vocabulary Words, two series of monthly resources for core vocabulary teaching, both have resources that can be helpful to therapists, educators, and families. We’re reprising those posts for anyone interested in following along and utilizing the resources developed by quite a few people in the AAC community. The initial series was based on a small set of core words for each month (see that post here). We followed that with a second set of Year of Core Vocabulary Word resources for a new list of words (click here for that post). Among the many resources are the activity calendars created by AAC SLP and co-founder of Talking AAC, Rachael Langley. There were many other contributors over the years who added to these efforts. The School Year of Core Vocabulary Words, authored by... [Read More...]

Video of the Week: Getting Ready for March School Year of Core Vocabulary Words Older Student Lessons

February 21, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty are back with a preview of what’s ahead with the March resources as they continue the School Year of Core Vocabulary – Older Student Lessons series. If you are working with older students who are learning to use core vocabulary words on their AAC systems check out the materials they developed along with their team of volunteers. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIKjdIdwRe4&ab_channel=SchoolYearofCore

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons: AAC Resources for February

January 25, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words - Older Student Lessons: AAC Resources for February

It’s prAACtically February! Guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty are back with a lot of wonderful ideas for your older students who are building their skills with core vocabulary. Don’t miss the slide decks full of activities and the data collection forms specific to the February words. In this post, they also share helpful information on recasting, a strategy for supporting AAC learners. SCHOOL YEAR OF CORE- Older Student Lessons  INTRODUCTION- February 2024 Welcome back to the School Year of Core – Older student lessons! It is our pleasure to introduce the next wave of engaging resources created for individuals in middle school through adulthood.  We hope that this year continues to bring the joy of learning and connecting with others.  Thank you for continuing to pursue new ways to support and motivate your students and adult learners to use core (& fringe) vocabulary to discuss the exciting topics... [Read More...]

Video of the Week: Getting Ready for February’s School Year of Core Vocabulary Words Older Student Lessons

January 17, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Getting Ready for February's School Year of Core Vocabulary Words Older Student Lessons

Are you working with older students who are learning to use core vocabulary words on their AAC systems? Guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty worked with a team of volunteers to come up with some fun activities and materials for you to use. Here’s a sneak peek at the things you’ll find in their guest post next week. Enjoy! Direct link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy9LaUHwDwQ&ab_channel=SchoolYearofCore

Video of the Week: Fun with Core Vocabulary

January 10, 2024 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: Fun with Core Vocabulary

In today’s post, we’re adding a bit of lighthearted fun to core vocabulary instruction. Thanks to Speech with Joe for the smiles!  Explore his YouTube channel for more AAC fun.      Direct Link to Videos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqvbWwCnJs0&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYmAuDkMhNA&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zoCONs4dU&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmniwDFd-QU&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe   

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons: Resources for January

December 28, 2023 by - 2 Comments

School Year of Core Vocabulary Words - Older Student Lessons: Resources for January

Welcome to the first post in the School Year of Core Vocabulary Words – Older Student Lessons Series! In this post, guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty focus on a selected set of words to highlight for the month. In addition to their wonderful slide decks with activity ideas, they also share helpful implementation tips for using descriptive teaching/talking. Finally, don’t miss the data collection forms specific to Level 1 and Level 2 words. SCHOOL YEAR OF CORE- Older Student Lessons  INTRODUCTION- January 2024 Happy New Year!  Welcome back to a new School Year of Core Series, School Year of Core – Older Student Lessons (SYOC-OSLs), which was created for individuals in middle school through adulthood.  We hope that this new year brings joy, peace, and fulfillment to you and your learners. Thank you for continuing to pursue new ways to support your students and adult learners to communicate... [Read More...]