PrAACtical Resources: Vocabulary Selection Questionnaire

July 2, 2014 by - 4 Comments

PrAACtical Resources: Vocabulary Selection Questionnaire
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One of our prAACtical friends will be getting an AAC device soon, so it got us thinking about customizing the SGD with vocabulary that he will want to learn and use. Core words are central, for most people who use AAC, but we always want to include the words that help them express very specific and personal experiences. There are several checklists and questionnaires floating around that can help identify the fringe vocabulary. Here are two of our favorites.

Do you have a vocabulary selection checklist or form that you like to use? We’d love to hear about it.


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This post was written by Carole Zangari


  • Thanks for sharing our questionnaire! Again, as it says on the questionnaire, it is a modification of the one Janice Light created for the younger kiddos.

    I find this document enormously helpful when working with our kids. We use it as one of the first steps in our process of AAC exploration because it helps to identify motivating language. Some teachers like having information so much that they send it home for all of their students, whether they use AAC or not! 🙂


    • Avatar photo Carole Zangari says:

      Lauren, thank YOU for putting together this adaptation. I’ve got a copy on my desk just waiting for a family that is coming in tomorrow. 🙂

  • Janice Butler says:

    I can’t get the Penn State link to open.

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