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Activity based communication boards


Core examples board sample

Activity boards are a fantastic way to get the most out of communication opportunities for students who are developing  their skills using AAC. The vocabulary for activity boards should be selected to match the targeted activity. This can help to focus your student and also help new communication partners feel comfortable.


Use a combination of core words and activity specific words for the best results. For example during a cooking activity be sure to use words such as ‘turn’, ‘mix’, ‘on’, ‘off, ‘hot’, ‘cold’ as well as more specific words such as ‘spoon’ or ‘bowl’.


Take a look at these examples created by our trainer Jane Wendelken

Activity communication boards

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Fern Jones

Fern Jones

Speech Language Therapist at The Talklink Trust
My passion is working with profound and multiple learning disabilities and providing communication solutions for clients and their families.

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1 comment

  1. Heather

    Hi there dear

    I have a brother Quentin Fairley go to Wilson School
    9 year old
    got Disorder (ASD) or autistic traits. However, a much higher percentage of individuals with ASD have Intellectual Disability

    But he can talk when want to but some time hard for him understand say word know
    high need

    govt funding help communication device

    he is funding Wilson school go’s too

    Tikura Trust he name is Bob Silas

    be nice for my Mother Natalie Fairley know what her son is titles too ?.

    thank you read

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