Full of resources and information in implementing universal core vocabulary throughout learning, specifically for those with significant disabilities who do not yet use speech, signs or symbols to communicate in flexible ways.
AAC Language Lab
The AAC Language Lab offers lesson plans, activities and a range of resources for teaching and supporting literacy for AAC users. Some resources are free but you can purchase an annual membership.
Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development
Created to provide professional development for educators working with students with significant cognitive disabilities. It focuses on teaching and learning in the areas of literacy, mathematics and science.
Literacy for all instruction
Literacy instruction and information for learners with significant disabilities. Very useful information on old assumptions and the new ways of thinking.
Core Words Classroom
A large collection of learning resources which are designed to support implementation of any communication device that is based on core words.
Core First Books & Lessons
A large library of illustrated books designed to support you teaching 36 core words. Each is supported with 5 unique lessons designed to be used over the course of a week.
Free access to quality professional development, materials and technology that support the implementation of shared reading for school-aged students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Comprehensive Literacy for ALL
Information about comprehensive literacy instruction with a focus on students with complex communication needs and significant disabilities.
Teach Us Too
A charity promoting the right for all children to be taught to read and write, whatever their label or diagnosis.
A framework bringing together all the key ideas about how we can help support early AAC learners to develop their communication skills.
Pathways for Core First
A free learning guide for TDSnap communication app to help caregivers, educators, therapists and communication partners achieve their goals.
Literacy for All
11 video clips and related learning guides provide an opportunity to enhance and support teacher practice in the area of literacy for students with significant disabilities.
Model as MASTER PAL
A framework for supporting communication partners of those who use AAC, that evolved in response to the need to go beyond the imperative and always present conversations of “use core words” and “model AAC”.