A Year of AAC Core Vocabulary, Unity Style

April 26, 2013 by - 8 Comments

A Year of AAC Core Words, Unity Style
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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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This post was written by Carole Zangari


  • Jeanne Tuthill says:

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

  • 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.


    • Avatar photo 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. http://bit.ly/1fzA2hr You can also put training on the AAC app in the IEP so that it gets provided to everyone on this team (http://bit.ly/1c8mLuG). You ALL need support for this journey.

  • There was an update to Minspeak/Unity recently (where some of the symbols were modified slightly). Do you think Gail and Russell might contribute an updated version of “A Year of Words” for us to use? Thanks!

  • Oluwatayo Joseph Olanrewaju says:

    Great Resources

  • Rachel says:


    Are the icons and sequences for teh 84 location unity core words the same as can be found in LAMP WFL app? Thanks for the great resources!


  • Haley says:

    Just thinking out my ideas for core word implementation. I have one LAMP user, none of my other nonverbal students have a dedicated device, however I am wanting to eventually get them on LAMP as well. How often do you stick with the same symbol set? Like symbol stix vs word power vs board maker symbols. Is it ok to mix and match? Is it okay to go ahead and have LAMP icons for all of our activities with core words? I was wanting to let my students have access to a free version of gotalk, but the largest grid you can have on it is 36. I wanted to put word power/LAMP icons on it, however that kinda defies the principle of LAMP if it’s reduced from 84 down to 36… what are your thoughts? Thanks!

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