Selecting Vocabulary Targets for Complex Communicators
For children with complex communication needs, being strategic about selecting appropriate vocabulary targets is essential. A set of 300 to 400 words compromise 75 to 80% of the words we use in English. These words are vital for teaching children with limited language. In this 1-hour webinar, participants learn to differentiate between core words and fringe words as well as how to strategically balance the targeting of both in accordance with the typical developmental progression of language.
- Describe the difference between core and fringe vocabulary.
- Provide examples of how a single core word can be used to target at least three communicative functions beyond requesting.
- List at least three core word resources to access and plan core word activities.
Target Audience: introductory-level SLPs, intermediate- to advanced-level OTs, teachers, parents, and other professionals addressing communication
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
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