Structure

Structure is essential when it comes to quickly finding, using, and adding words and phrases. As individual vocabulary develops over time, a structure must be in place that restricts chaotic growth, but that also avoids too many constraints or even dead ends.

Separation of core and fringe vocabulary

When we communicate there are a few words and phrases that we use very often, such as “I want” or “to have”. These belong to the so-called Core Vocabulary. There are also words that are specific to different situations and topics, such as “Train ticket”. These belong to the Fringe Vocabulary.

In Sono Flex the core vocabulary is kept separate from the fringe vocabulary, making it much easier to find and use relevant words, and in doing so, allows for more communication.

50 topic-based contexts

Topic-based contexts are words and phrases that have been grouped together based on particular situations. When you are at the playground, simply make the “playground” context available to get access to words and phrases such as swing, park and it’s my turn. The “Bedtime” context includes words like brush teeth, stay and teddy bear.

The topic-based contexts make it simpler for users to engage in communication, and even inspires them to start up conversations themselves.

800 words for daily communication

Sono Flex comes with more than 800 words and phrases that are used in daily conversation. These words are readily accessible, which gives more control over the conversation, allowing independent conversation and less support from SLPs, teachers or caregivers.

Color coded words - easier to find and use

The use of the Fitzgerald Key lets you categorize nouns, people, places, social vocabulary etc. by colors. This makes it easy to add, find and use words in the main vocabulary in a structured way.  For example, people and pronouns are yellow and nouns are orange.

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