Core Words

For parents/caregivers of children/youth working with Augmentative Communication.

What to Expect

This free electronic learning module provides you with an overview of core vocabulary. The module covers what core vocabulary is, how it's different from fringe vocabulary, key characteristics of core vocabulary, why using core vocabulary is so important and how to teach core vocabulary.


No registration is required for this free online module and anyone is welcome to use this resource. 

The module has been designed to be accessible and compatible with a range of devices including computers, tablets and smartphones. or

Please note the Core Words module includes video (so works best with sound). No special plugins or software is required to view this training material.

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