Selecting fringe words for individual's AAC devices should be thoughtful and intentional. The process includes considering how the vocabulary will be used, as well as their culture, environments, and communication partners.
Mealtimes and snack times are some of the best opportunities to elicit language at home or during therapy. This article features a fun step-by-step trail mix recipe to help work on core vocabulary! Also featured on languageduringmealtime.com !
Fringe words, also known as fringe vocabulary, refer to words specific to a topic, individual, or environment. While core words make up about 80% of our everyday language. fringe words make up about 20% of it.
Core words or 'core vocabulary' have been AAC and language learning buzzwords, recently! Our latest article dives into the principles behind core words and their importance for AAC users. Look out for future articles that discuss teaching core and fringe words too!