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.
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.
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”.