Story Champs® AAC is an engaging, easy to implement program that helps preschool and school-age children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) build their language and comprehension skills as well as expand their use of AAC for academic and social communication.

What’s included in the Story Champs® AAC Expansion Pack

  • 14-page storybook with 36 stories – each story has a Level A (Basic Story Structure) and a simplified version
  • 108 common AAC vocabulary targets embedded in stories (click here to see a the list of words)
  • 36 illustration panels with icons
  • Panels with icons only
  • Panels with icons and spaces for sticky note drawings
  • Illustrations feature diverse children who use AAC
  • Basic Story Structure (Retell)
  • Personal Generation

  • Teaches functional communication beyond requesting
  • Improves AAC navigation and generalized use of AAC
  • Promotes learning discourse and sentence-level patterns
  • Teaches flexible use of categories for characters, settings, emotions, actions, and modifiers
  • Fosters the development of multi-symbol utterances and complex syntax
  • Differentiates easily for diverse learners
  • Story Champs® AAC is designed for preschool and school-age children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), regardless of their proficiency
  • Because not all children will use AAC that contains all the words/symbols in these stories,  interventionists can easily adapt the words/symbols to include semantically similar ones that are available in (or can be added to) the AAC the children use
  • The 36 Story Champs® AAC stories can expand the original Story Champs® for children who use speech; just make sure to use the Master Lesson Plans, Champ Checks, and other materials in your original kit (To purchase the full Story Champs® kit, click here)
  • Each of the 36 stories have a Level A (Basic Story Structure) and a simplified version that are used for teaching
  • 3 strategic AAC targets are embedded in each story to facilitate learning a breadth of words/symbols
  • Personally-themed, realistic stories help children practice AAC in meaningful contexts
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