Get to know Core and Fringe Vocabulary.

What You'll Learn in this Video

  • Learn about the two key types of words that make up AAC vocabulary.
  • Core vocabulary = the high-frequency words that make up about 80% of what we use
  • Examples of Core Words – I, like, what, the, go, etc.
  • Fringe vocabulary = the objects and ideas that make things more specific
  • Examples of Fringe Words – pizza, baseball, theater
  • In AAC Core words are usually on the top pages. Fringe Words are in folders organized by ideas.

Deanna Wagner is one of the field’s leading SLPs and evaluators.