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Core vocabulary stage 4 programme

What is core vocabulary?


Make sure the core vocabulary board is available at all times to the child or young person. This helps them have easier access to communicate.

  • Model, model, model
  • Point to the symbols as you are talking
  • Allow time for them to explore the board
  • Take the child’s hand to help them to point
  • Tell them to point
  • Tell them to say it again using the board if they have said a word, signed or gestured. Just model what they said back to them using the board.

Game ideas

  • Bubbles
  • Posting
  • Playdough
  • Mr potato head
  • Water
  • Sand
  • Tidy up time
  • Circle time
  • Snack and dinner

Target words

Look under We want help Not big Who next?
Turn around I want different It broken Where it?
Have good look My mistake Best joke How old you?
Good idea It funny joke, because you clever What her pretend name?


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For more information please contact the Speech and Language Therapy Service at Flockton House on 0114 226 2333.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: SL167

Resource Type: Article

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