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Core Board Vocabulary Activities AAC Expressive Language Activity for Speech Therapy


Build your students' AAC and expressive language skills with these simple core board vocabulary activities. Perfect for speech therapy and communication skill development for students with autism or other first words learners.

This resource includes 11 completed pages plus 1 blank page. Use the pages that are appropriate for YOUR student! Pages can be cut in such a way that there are “tabs” to flip to the different pages. 


❗ This is a digital download product only. No physical media will be sent to you. Remember, please don't share these links with anyone! Thanks for respecting my work!

⚠️  IMPORTANT You will get a PDF with a link to click to download the files from Dropbox. Files can only be downloaded from a computer (not a phone). If you do not see it immediately, check your “Downloads” folder. The file should download to it automatically. Email me at if you have any problems.


Why this?
✔️ EASY activity to teach first communication words!
✔️ Choose the pages that work for YOUR student
✔️ Fosters independence
✔️ Supports speech goals plus communication goals for the classroom
✔️ Great for young students or those with diverse needs


  • Core Words (e.g., questions, pronouns, want, go, stop)
  • Personal (e.g., my name is, how are you, blank spaces to add more)
  • Little Words (e.g., but, here, these, by)
  • Actions (e.g., come, see, think, find)
  • Descriptions (e.g., big, empty, all, wet)
  • QuickFires (e.g., mom, dad, thank you, bathroom)
  • Numbers, Colors, Shapes
  • Social & Emotional words (e.g., happy, sad, that's silly, please stop)
  • Food (e.g., when eating, that's healthy, yuck)
  • Games (e.g., play game, my turn, your turn, set it up)
  • Arts & Crafts (e.g., give me, crayon, glitter, I like it)
  • Blank page with 30 blank spaces


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For Google™ products

► You will need Google Drive in order to access this resource. Your students will also need Google accounts so they can access the activity if you are assigning to them.
► You must be logged into your account when you download the file. When you click the link, you will get a prompt, “Would you like to make a copy of….” Click Make a copy, and it will copy to your Drive.
► If your school district has Google access blocked, you can choose to have the resource added to a personal Google account and then share it with your school account.

⚠️️IMPORTANT  :   The purchase of this resource gives the buyer permission to download and copy for single classroom or family use only. Electronic distribution is also limited to single use. Copying for other parents, teachers, school-wide use, or for school systems is only allowed with the purchase of additional licenses. Contact me at for additional licenses at a discounted rate. Thank you for respecting my work.

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