February 4, 2015

For the LOVE of CORE Day 4: Core Language Lesson Resources from Tobii DynaVox

Posted in AAC, Aided Language Input, Augmentative Alternative Communication, Autism, Core Vocabulary at 2:09 PM by kellyvansingel


February 4, 2014

If you are looking for some ideas and lesson plans for implementing more core words into communication practice, this post is for you.  I will be sharing several resources during the month.  Today’s resource pick is from Tobii DynaVox. The website www.mydynavox.com is full of resources for implementing AAC and encouraging language growth with AAC. They have provided not only one set of core lesson plans, but just released set two. There is a 100+ page PDF lesson guide along with multiple PDF books for each of the targeted core words that are available for FREE (just create a login and password for yourself to access of all the mydynavox.com materials for free).


DynaVox Core Lesson Plan Set 1 covers words:

  •  GO
  • WANT
  • MORE
  • STOP
  • LIKE
  • NOT
  • I
  • YOU
  • IT
  • IS
  • CAN
  • DO

DynaVox Core Lesson Plan 2 covers words:

  • A
  • HAVE
  • HE
  • HELP
  • KNOW
  • THAT
  • THE
  • THIS

For example, here are a few screenshots from the picture story book Go! Go! Go! for the target core word GO:


etc. etc. etc.

*TIP:* for the conserving of paper and for having your core lesson storybooks with you wherever you go, download each PDF and save on the PDF bookshelf in iBooks on your iOS device.   Another possible idea is to present the book big screen style on your classroom projector based whiteboard or smartboard for whole group literacy and core language instruction.  In total there are nearly 70 PDF picture and photo story books in lesson one and lesson two.  This a powerful and robust resource for core word modeling and language instruction in AAC users.

You can also use the scripts and storylines from the PDF storybooks to help create your own customized core word books. Incorporate the AAC user’s favorite TV or cartoon characters, classmates, or family members into the story if that might be more fun and motivating for core word practice  The possibilities are endless.


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11.

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