Below you will find ALDs to support your children in their Home Learning Activities.
You can find more information on what ALDs are and how to use them at the bottom of this page
Aided Language Display Board for Activities At Home
- An ‘aided language display’ is a symbol display where all the relevant words for a specific activity are displayed on a single page in symbol form
- Ensure that symbols are easily accessible in activities
- They can be used to supplement systems already in place such as Makaton, Communication books or with purely verbal communication as they are quick to make and easy to implement
- They are a useful tool to support students to communicate in a functional way, within various activities throughout the day
- Vocabulary is organised to help combine words and build simple sentences from left to right across the display
- Certain key symbols such as ‘more’ and ‘finished’, which frequently appear on displays, should always be located in the same place each time to help the learner’s understanding and use of them. At Cherry Oak these key symbols or ‘Core Vocabulary’ are located on the left hand side of the display in yellow boxes.
- When using an Aided Language Display, or ‘ALD’ for short it is important for the person communicating with the child to use the ALD as well.
PDF Version Of The Above ALD Click To View Or Download
An example of using an ALD to play a game
Here is a short video of two people playing a game using and ALD to support communication. Although the display is slightly different from the ones we use at Cherry Oak the principle is the same.