Core Words

Core Words are a small set of very powerful words.

They give our pupils the chance to:

  • control their environment
  • communicate as much as possible using as few words as possible

They can be used at any time during the day, in a large range of activities.

In Oaklands we help our pupils communicate core words in a number of ways:

  • through symbols
  • through Signalong signs
  • through Onbody signing

Watch this video to see how to use Signalong to communicate the Core Words.

 Watch this next video to see how to use Onbody signing with pupils who find it difficult to use their arms to join in with the signing of Core Words.

Watch this final video to see how to use Onbody signing with pupils who ARE able to use their arms to join in with the signing of Core Words.

Special School, City of Edinburgh Council.

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