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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.

Key features

  • Over 2,000 words at your fingertips
  • Always available core vocabulary
  • Easy to add and remove activities and topics
  • Colour-coded and numbered tabs for easy navigation
  • Tear and water resistant paper
  • Built with Widgit symbols

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.

Core vocabulary
These useful words make up 80% of what we say

Activities
Daily and Play activities encourage AAC to be used all day, every day!

Topics
Each topic is organised to help learners quickly find the words they need

Core Vocabulary

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).

Learning

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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