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Core Vocabulary Communication Board


Core Vocabulary Communication Board

Introducing the Core Vocabulary Communication Board by Smarty Symbols – a powerful communication tool designed to enhance language learning and promote effective communication for all individuals, regardless of their language abilities. Featuring 112 essential core vocabulary words, this board is the perfect addition to any educational or therapeutic setting.

The Core Vocabulary Communication Board by Smarty Symbols is an ideal addition to hallways, classrooms, and speech therapy rooms. By placing this board in key areas throughout your facility, you create opportunities for students and clients to engage with core vocabulary words in a variety of contexts. This encourages learning, fosters communication, and promotes inclusivity, ensuring that everyone has the support they need to express themselves effectively. Whether it’s in a bustling hallway, an interactive classroom, or a focused speech therapy session, the Core Vocabulary Communication Board is a valuable tool for language development and effective communication in any setting.

What is the Core Vocabulary Board?

Core vocabulary refers to the small set of words that make up a significant portion of our daily communication. These high-frequency words are versatile and can be used in a variety of contexts, making them essential for building language and communication skills. Our Core Vocabulary Communication Board is designed to support individuals in learning and using these crucial words, ultimately empowering them to express themselves more effectively.

The Core Vocabulary Communication Board includes 112 carefully selected core vocabulary words, using images from the internationally recognized special education image library, Smarty Symbols. The board also incorporates an internationally recognized color-coding system to facilitate understanding and learning.


Our Core Vocabulary Communication Board can be customized to suit your specific needs. Add your organization’s name, logo, or any other relevant information to make the board unique to your setting. Just scrolls down to see all the basic customization options and pricing. If you require a different customization, just reach out to us.


  • Designed to promote language learning and effective communication
  • Features 112 essential core vocabulary words
  • Uses images from the internationally recognized Smarty Symbols image library
  • Internationally recognized color-coding system for easy comprehension
  • Customizable with your organization’s name, logo, or other relevant information
  • Available in durable material options for long-lasting use

Invest in the Core Vocabulary Communication Board by Smarty Symbols and help individuals in your educational or therapeutic setting develop essential language skills and communicate more effectively. Order your Core Vocabulary Communication Board today and witness the powerful impact of core vocabulary on language and communication!

Experience the transformative power of the Core Vocabulary Communication Board, a game-changing resource for language development and inclusive communication. Specially designed by Smarty Symbols, this innovative tool supports learners of all abilities in classrooms, hallways, and speech therapy rooms, enhancing essential communication skills across various educational settings. With its focus on high-frequency core vocabulary words and visually engaging design, this board is a must-have for special education professionals, speech therapists, and educators alike. Unlock your students’ full communication potential and witness the lasting impact of the Core Vocabulary Communication Board on learning outcomes and overall language proficiency.


  1. Plastic (6MM PVC/Sintra): These long-lasting signs are printed with UV ink on durable 6MM PVC plastic, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The plastic boards can be placed on wood back posts or attached to fences using zip ties or other methods.
  2. Aluminum: Made from 3mm aluminum sheets sandwiching a solid polyethylene core, our aluminum signs are weather-resistant and perfect for water activity environments. They are printed with eco-friendly, weather, fade, and abrasion-resistant UV ink, and an optional extra UV protection glossy layer can be added for further protection.
  3. Wooden (High-Density Fiberboard): Weather-resistant wooden signs are printed using a four-color UV printing process on high-density fiberboard. They are eco-friendly and resistant to weather, fading, and abrasion. These signs are approximately 0.5″ thick. If you prefer a more natural look and want an environmentally friendly option, wooden signs might be the right choice.


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What is the difference between the core board and the playground board?

The Core Vocabulary Communication Board and the Playground Communication Board serve different purposes and are designed for distinct settings.

The Core Vocabulary Communication Board focuses on 112 essential core vocabulary words that are frequently used in everyday communication. This board is intended for use in classrooms, hallways, and speech therapy rooms, promoting language development and inclusive communication across various educational environments. It is an excellent resource for special education professionals, speech therapists, and educators working to enhance students’ language skills and overall communication proficiency.

On the other hand, the Playground Communication Board is specifically designed for use in playgrounds or other outdoor play areas. It features vocabulary and images related to outdoor play, promoting social interaction and inclusive communication during recess or other outdoor activities. By providing visual cues and context-specific vocabulary, the Playground Communication Board helps students communicate their needs and wants effectively while engaging in play, fostering a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for all.

In summary, while both boards aim to promote communication and inclusivity, the Core Vocabulary Communication Board is geared towards language development in educational settings, while the Playground Communication Board focuses on supporting social interaction and communication during outdoor play.

Smarty Symbols is a company that specializes in creating innovative communication tools designed and speech therapy materials to break communication barriers. Our products are designed to be used in the classroom, at home, and in the community to help bridge the communication gap.  All children deserve to feel included regardless of their different communication modes. We should make sure that public spaces are ready to accommodate all learners. We do this with our proprietary image library of 60,000 images designed for education, our classroom technology, and our new initiative in public spaces with the communication boards.

Smarty Symbols has developed a line of copyrighted communication boards for public spaces called Smarty Boards. We have designed boards for city and school playgrounds, libraries, classrooms, doctor’s offices, waiting rooms, therapy clinics, churches, recreational centers, waterparks and also healthcare communication board. It will make sure children with different communication modes feel included and can fully participate in social interactions in the playground. The board is used for all children in the playground including non-readers and early communicators.

Our board is designed to bridge the communication gap that often exists for non-speaking children and early learners in public spaces such as playgrounds. It will be used as a tool for learning and communication with their peers, teachers, and other school staff and aac device for autism. It can help them practice their language skills and build their confidence in communication.

The board is easy to use! Simply attach it to a wall or fence in the playground. Instructions and ideas for board usage are included on the board. Kids can then use the board by pointing to each word to communicate.


Aluminum, Plastic


Medium(27×18 In), Large( 36×24 In), X-Large(45×30 In)


English, Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Background Color

Blue, Pink, Brown, White, Gray, Orange, Match Logo Color

Edit Vocabulary

No, Change up to 5 words ($180), Change up to 10 words ($300)


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