5 Great Sites for AAC Vocabulary Practice

November 26, 2012 by - 2 Comments

5 Great Sites for AAC Vocabulary Practice
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We’re always happy to find sites that can be used to solidify new word learning. Once we completed a variety of activities for explicit instruction on new vocabulary, we start thinking about adding in some practice activities. Repetition with variety keeps the learners engaged and helps them cement their understanding of the target words. No more ‘learning to pass the quiz, then forgetting it all.’ With some extra effort, we can help our AAC friends hang onto the new knowledge that they’ve gained.

Here are are some sites that you can use to create fun practice activities.

  1. Make acrostic poems with the target words5 Great Sites for AAC Vocabulary Practice
  2. Find related words with Word Hippo
  3. See how the target word relates to other concepts with Wordsift: Type the vocabulary word into the box to see a semantic web unfold.
  4. Explore a bunch of vocabulary games at Wordia
  5. Make a digital bulletin board around the new word using LinoIt or Wall Wisher


In the mood for more ideas? Check out Lauren S. Enders’ Pinterest board on Vocabulary Apps.


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  • Tom Schramm says:

    Question?:
    Do you have content on your site around how to organize vocabulary on touch screen voice output devices? I have looked a little but haven’t found anything. TouchChat and Proloquo2Go have some templates that can be customized but I am looking for any general information on how to organize vocabulary that you all have found helpful. Thanks for the great content on your site.
    Tom

    • Carole Zangari says:

      Tom, it really depends on what the purpose of the specific page is. For example, I might be teaching generative language to one kid and organize the page based on the modified Fitzgerald Key. For another kid, the focus may be on participating in a scripted conversations and so I would create a page with the prestored messages more in chronological order. The form (design of the screen) generally follows the function (purpose of the screen). We’ve written a few posts that have touched on these issues. Here is one of them: http://bit.ly/1cLnJuF.

      Hope that helps a little bit. Thanks for stopping by with your question.

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