Many people have been asking about the DLM™ First 40 words that we are including in our Angelman Communication Training Project.
'The DLM Core Vocabulary Project was initiated to determine the vocabulary that is necessary for students with significant cognitive disabilities to engage, learn, and demonstrate knowledge in an academic environment.'
(The Dynamic Learning Maps Core Vocabulary, DLM Professional Learning Team at UNC-Chapel Hill, May, 2013).
These words have been extensively researched by the Center for Literacy
and Disability Studies for words needed for AAC Core vocabulary and
Academic Core Vocabulary.
DLM™ FIrst 40 Handout
For more information, please go to the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies website, with many links for information to the research and to presentations about their implementation of Core 40.
More info on Core Vocabulary