Low-Tech, Core Vocabulary Based, AAC Flip Boards


Need an easy, portable, low-tech resource for your early communicators or AAC students? Look no further!

I created these flip boards so I always had a resource to grab for visual supports and communication.

I’ve used these boards for:
-Back up AAC when a kiddo comes in with a dead device
-Sent home for parent/home use
-Early communicators/EI population
-Increasing spontaneous language, decreasing models

Below is the front of it once assembled. I put the Core and Core 2 boards on top because you get the most bang for your buck with these words. You can pretty much use these top 2 for ANY activity!

Then, just turn the half page on the right side to access more vocabulary. Some for various activities (books, games).


I have included 3 versions. All contain identical vocabulary and only differ in their color coding as shown below:

Version One: All blacklines, no color coding used
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Version Two: Colored using the Modified Fitzgerald Key
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Version Three: Colored using the model from Goossens, Grain, and Elder
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The following pages show pictures of how to assemble the product. Pages included are as follows:
Core, Core 2, Feelings, Games, Books, Conversation, & Art

I’ve also included a “beginner” core board (with only 10 symbols) in case your students would benefit from less symbols on a page, as shown below. They are also included with the 3 different color coding systems.
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This product is based off of AAC research principles:
1) Motor Memory:
In this product, if a word is repeated on several pages (e.g., “open” on both books and games pages) it will be in the same place. Note how some of the symbols are in the same places across pages! This is on purpose!
2) Core Vocabulary:
No matter what page you are on, you have access to core vocabulary! Because it is always open, it will save time in becoming familiar with it! The icons will never move and will always be available. This will provide you vocabulary you can adapt and use with ANY activity. Get creative!
3) Limited Fringe/Specific Vocabulary:
You might be looking at this thinking, there wasn’t a page including for x, y, or z. Don’t let that hinder you! I’ve used this book with a wide variety of activities and there is ALWAYS vocabulary you can use and target. Don’t forget about phrases like “get that”, ‘up there”, or “mine”.

So there you have it!

An easy, printable way to make low-tech AAC a little more functional! Click here to check them out in my TpT store!
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