Super Core Communication Book
A comprehensive low tech adaptation of Super Core with over 2,000 words organised in a consistent and meaningful way.
Ready to use out of the box
Based on the hugely popular Super Core grid sets, our communication book is a paper-based adaptation of the high tech vocabulary.
Who is it for?
The book is designed for children who use AAC to communicate, including those who are:
- Starting out with symbol communication
- Exploring more comprehensive vocabulary
- Pointing to symbols (direct access)
- Using Partner Assisted Scanning (PAS)
Easy to customise
The book is split into three clear sections (tabbed on the right hand side). This simplifies navigation and allows you to personalise the vocabulary.
These useful words make up 80% of what we say
Daily and Play activities encourage AAC to be used all day, every day!
Each topic is organised to help learners quickly find the words they need
Print your own pages
We have a template available if you would like to make and print your own pages to use in the Communication Book.
Read our guide or watch this tutorial to find out how to make your own pages.
The core vocabulary uses a modified Fitzgerald key layout and colour coding, to organise the different parts of speech and help learners find the words they need to build their sentences. Words are also grouped together semantically, to help children find the words they need by meaning. You can read more about this in our Getting Started guide.
Core vocabulary that is always available
A Mini Core page at the back of the book is always visible, with words arranged in horizontal blocks which match the vertical columns on the top page.
This makes it easier to use the Mini Core with Partner Assisted Scanning (PAS).
Super Core focuses on learning language through functional and motivating activities, with words repeated across grids to support learning in a range of contexts and scenarios. When the same word appears in more than one acitivity grid, it will always be found in the same location.
Grounded in research
The Super Core Communication Book was developed with a team of AAC users and professionals. This group used the book in real world environments and fed back useful insights to help us improve the design over the course of 18 months.
Super Core was developed by Smartbox Speech and Language Therapist Daisy Clay, and is based on robust research and experience in the field of AAC. It is designed to provide functional yet simple vocabulary that supports language, learning and literacy development.
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