Speech and Language Therapy – Core Key Word Sign Vocabulary

Thank you for attending the Children’s key word sign training for Speech Therapists and Allied Health professionals. Please find below:

  • Core Vocabulary for Speech and Language Therapy and Allied Health Professionals
  • Information on Children’s Key Word Signs
  • Sing and Sign Videos
  • Watermarked Communication Boards (covered in training)

Information on Children’s Key Word Signing

What is Children’s Key Word Sign?

Differences: Auslan vs Children’s Key Word Sign

How to Sign

Recognising Signs

When to sign

Parental Portal

To aid the parents and carers, Sunshine Sign and Sing have created a parental portal. This can be shared to all the parents and carers of the children that attend your therapy. It has some information on what CKWS is and provides them with 24 video tutorials for starter signs and links to our free resources. Click the button below to access our parental portal.

Core Vocabulary

The Core Vocabulary provides you with over 100 signs to assist your families and yourself during therapy. It has been split into Starter Signs, Core Signs, Playroom Signs, Feelings and What’s Wrong. Please refer to the table of contents to find the sign you require.

Click on the pictures to see video tutorials of the signs

The symbols used in the pictures are boardmaker symbols as these are most used by AAC users.

PCS® by Tobii Dynavox® All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Starter Signs

Bed

key word sign – bed

Book

key word sign – book

Brother

key word sign – brother

Brush Hair

key word sign – brush hair

Brush Teeth

key word sign – brush teeth

Cold

key word sign – cold

Dad

key word sign – dad

Drink

key word sign – drink

Eat / Food

key word sign – eat / food

Family

key word sign -family

Finished

key word sign -finished

Friend

key word sign – friend

Get Dressed

key word sign – get dressed

Help

key word sign – help

Home

key word sign – home

Hot (feeling)

key word sign – hot

Hot (object)

key word sign – hot

Kind

key word sign – kind

Love

key word sign – love

More

key word sign – more

Mum

key word sign – mum

Next / Turn

Now

key word sign – now

Line Up

key word sign – queue up / line up

Look / See / Watch

key word sign – look / see / watch

Nappy

key word sign – nappy

Pack

key word sign – pack

Play

key word sign – play

Please

key word sign – please

Ready

key word sign – ready

Share

Sister

key word sign – sister

Sit

key word sign – sit

Sorry

key word sign – sorry

Stop

key word sign – stop

Thank you

key word sign – thank you

Toilet

key word sign – toilet

Wait

key word sign – wait

Praise

Excellent

key word sign – excellent

Good

key word sign – good

Good Work

key word sign – good work

Okay

key word sign – okay

Core Signs

Again

key word sign – again

Come

key word sign – come

Different

key word sign – different

Go

key word sign – go

I / Me / Mine

key word sign – I / Me / Mine

Like / Dislike

No / Not

key word sign – no

Same

key word sign – same

Want

key word sign – want

Which / Or

key word sign – which / or

Yes

key word sign – yes

You / Your

key word sign – you / your

Playroom Signs

Ball

key word sign – ball

Blocks

key word sign – blocks

Dinosaur

Doll

Drawing

key word sign – drawing

Dress Up

key word sign – dress up

Play Dough

key word sign – play dough

Sand

key word sign – sand

Teddy Bear

key word sign – teddy

Toy

key word sign – toy

Feelings

Angry

key word sign – angry

Bored

key word sign – bored

Brave

key word sign – brave

Calm

key word sign – calm

Excited

key word sign – excited

Feel

key word sign – feel

Frustrated

key word sign – frustrated

Full

key word sign – full

Happy

key word sign – happy

Proud

key word sign – happy

Sad

key word sign – sad

Scared

key word sign – scared

Sick

key word sign – sick

Silly

key word sign – silly

Worried

key word sign – worried

What’s Wrong?

Breathe

key word sign – breathe

Bright

key word sign – bright

Difficult

key word sign – difficult

Hug

key word sign – hug

Hungry

key word sign – hungry

Loud

key word sign – loud

Mean

key word sign – mean

Need A Break

key word sign – need a break

Pain

key word sign – pain

Thirsty

key word sign – thirsty

Tired

key word sign – tired

Uncomfortable

key word sign – uncomfortable

Question Signs

What

key word sign – what

When

key word sign – when

Where

key word sign – where

Why

key word sign – why

Songs

Click the left images for pop up tutorials of the signs. Click the right image for pop up sing and sign along video of the song.

I Had a Little Turtle

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Communication Boards

Blocks

AAC - blocks - lego communication board
blocks - lego - key word sign - communication board - AAC

To purchase the blocks communication boards and access to video tutorials of the signs please click here.

Mealtime

To purchase the mealtime communication boards and access to video tutorials of the signs please click here.

Transport

To purchase the transport communication boards and access to video tutorials of the signs please click here.

Play Dough

To purchase the play dough communication boards and access to video tutorials of the signs please click here.