5b. AAC Vocabularies

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“An AAC system has a balanced vocabulary when you can communicate for a wide variety of reasons using core words, fringe vocabulary and the alphabet. This allows for powerful and independent communication for AAC learners.” Assistiveware

  • Core – most commonly used, relevant across contexts and can have many meanings.
  • Fringe – may be personal, different between cultures, languages and specific to activity.
  • Availability of AAC vocabularies in all languages
  • Think about the Student (user), Environment, Task and Tools (SETT) – Joy Zabala