One question I get frequently when I talk about AAC implementation is where SLPs can find high quality, low tech AAC boards.
I’ve been sharing these links over and over in emails to other SLPs and thought I’d compile them all in one place to make it super easy to find what you’re looking for.
I created my own low tech communication boards. These portable, low-tech flip boards are always nearby for visual supports and communication. I had too many kids coming in with dead AAC devices! It’s a great back up option and include multiple pages for more in-depth vocabulary.
If you are looking for a quick and free one page option, check out these other low tech communication boards.
Hopefully you can come back to this post again and again as you need some options to trial with students!
There are so many amazing websites offering these so without further adieu, here’s my top picks for where to find FREE core vocabulary AAC boards:
Project Core is my favorite site for really simple boards, especially when I need core boards for students with low-vision. They even offer ways to 3D print tactile symbols!
Click here to check out the boards from Project Core! You should also consider perusing the website because they have so much helpful information.
These boards are perfect as a back-up system for students using TouchChat with WordPower because they’ll match perfectly! I also love this site because in my opinion, it’s the best low-tech system for when you need a lot of symbols. They offer posters, low-tech flipbooks (that are AMAZING!), and manual core vocabulary boards. Saltillo also offers options in Spanish.
Here, you can find core vocabulary boards in a wide variety of sizes starting with a 1×2 all the way up to 8×10. Again, these are great if your student uses a Tobii Dynavox device such as Snap+ Core app on the iPad or a high-tech Dynavox system.
This website is one of my favorite recommendations for materials that align with LAMP systems. It also has some free resources including lots of different low-tech systems! They have boards that match both WordPower and LAMP systems.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a mention to where you can get a low tech version of Proloquo2Go. While you have to make an account, the AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom gives you access to low-tech versions of their app, free core board, and other helpful implementation resources.
Last, Tech Owl AAC Community also has a ton of links for lots of different options! To be honest, I haven’t explored it a ton personally but it looks like there’s some incredible resources there too! Click here to check it out!
I hope that helps save you some time and give you a place to find all of your favorite low-tech, free core boards in one place!
Enjoy and as always…. stay amazing!
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