Tips and Activities for Implementing Core and AAC with Older Students


February 21, 2019, Online


Core vocabulary is critical for increasing language and communication for our students with complex communication needs regardless of their age. Staff often see many examples of how to support our younger students with complex communication needs, but often they do not learn about age appropriate tools and activities to support their older students, this presentation will do just that.


Kelly Key, M.A.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The participant will be able to learn to make lesson plans for older students while emphasizing core words and visuals.
  2. The participant will be able to identify quick, age appropriate activities for their older students to promote language and communication.
  3. The participant will be able to help staff and parents gain a comfort level and confidence when supporting older students with complex communication needs.


This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
  2. Save the files names: 190221_CTG_Lastname_Firstname
  3. Send both files to
  4. Upon completion of the two forms and passing the quiz, a CEU certificate will be sent

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to to request an alternative file format.