AAC, Therapy Ideas

AAC Core Vocabulary Symbol Dice for Speech Therapy

Wow! Things have been busy around here lately. A new coffee shop opened up a couple blocks away (yay!), my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary, I’ve been trying to soak up every minute with my dogs this summer, and I’ve taken a couple of trips with friends and family to New Orleans and Door County, Wisconsin.

To be honest, I’ve been having some anxiety about heading back to school. I’ve been coming up with little projects to get me excited about therapy again!

I recently purchased these dry erase dice from the Target dollar section. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them and I think they turned out well. I’m so excited to use them this school year with several of my students!

Today, I’m going to share with you how I turned simple dry erase dice into an AAC and sentence formulation activity. Links for the low-tech board I use and some dry erase dice on Amazon are included as well (in case your Target doesn’t carry these!). Enjoy!


Many of my students use Proloquo2Go so I began there. I used a low-tech board from their Core Word Classroom and cut out high frequency symbols. I used double sided tape to stick them on the sides of the dice.

As you can see, I organized the symbols by color to help reinforce different parts of speech.

You can learn more about color-coding in AAC here.

Below are Amazon links to dice I think would work really well:

You could use the symbols from ANY low-tech AAC board, however the ones shown in the picture were from the Assistive Ware Core Word Classroom. They have tons of amazing printables that pair perfectly with Proloquo2Go.

If you’re looking for other effective materials for students who benefit from AAC, check out some below. Click on any of the pictures to learn more!

Hope that helps to give you a new idea or two to try out with your students who use AAC! You could roll the dice and practice making up silly sentences or use it as a simple labeling activity! Get creative!

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