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Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

TECHNOLOGY

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Personal Assistance Service - Full Vocabulary Set



Numbers | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Numbers, other

  • 911

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A

  • accompany
  • accomplishments
  • account
  • ad (as in want ad)
  • address
  • Adjust (as in pillow)
  • ADL
  • admission
  • agency
  • Agency-option
  • agent
  • aide
  • air conditioner
  • airport
  • alarm
  • allotted
  • allowance
  • alone
  • ambassador
  • ambition
  • angel
  • angry
  • answer (as in telephone)
  • appointment
  • approval
  • assist
  • assisting
  • attend
  • attendant
  • attendant care
  • augmentative communication

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B

  • back
  • back-up
  • bag
  • bag
  • bake
  • bandage
  • barber
  • bath
  • bathe
  • bathroom
  • batteries
  • batteries
  • bed
  • bed pan
  • beer
  • beta tester
  • bleeding
  • blurred (as in vision)
  • boil
  • bowel routine
  • bra
  • breakdown
  • breathe (as in inhale and exhale)
  • brownies
  • brush
  • bus
  • bus pass
  • business
  • button (v. as in button my coat)
  • buy

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C

  • calendar
  • Call .... (airport/train station/bus station)
  • cancer
  • carpet
  • case manager
  • case worker
  • catheter
  • cell phone
  • cerebral palsy
  • change
  • channel (as in television)
  • charge (as in batteries)
  • charger
  • check
  • chicken
  • chocolate
  • Choose
  • cinnamon buns
  • clean
  • cleanse
  • Clip (as my nails)
  • cloth
  • clothes
  • clutches
  • coerce
  • coercion
  • cold
  • collar
  • comb (v. as my hair)
  • come
  • comfortable
  • commitment(s)
  • communication device
  • companion
  • computer
  • concerns
  • congestion
  • congestion
  • consumer-option
  • contact
  • control
  • cook
  • coordinator
  • copies
  • corner
  • correct change
  • cough
  • count
  • curtains
  • cut

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D

  • dead (as in battery)
  • decide
  • decision-maker
  • decubitus
  • deposit
  • depressed
  • dessert
  • device
  • dial
  • dinner
  • dirt
  • discharge
  • dizzy
  • doctor
  • dress
  • drink
  • drink(n.)
  • DVD
  • dyed

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E

  • ears
  • eat
  • egg
  • elevator
  • email
  • emergency
  • employment
  • encouragement
  • envelope
  • excitement
  • excuse me
  • expectations
  • expensive
  • experience
  • expired
  • explain
  • explanation

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F

  • face
  • feed
  • feminine
  • fever
  • fine
  • Fire
  • fired
  • fiscal
  • fix
  • food
  • formal
  • forward
  • fry
  • funeral

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G

  • garlic
  • gas
  • gas station
  • gate
  • get up
  • glue
  • good evening
  • good morning
  • good-bye
  • Great job!
  • groom
  • G-tube
  • guilty

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H

  • hair
  • hairdresser
  • happy
  • headache
  • heat
  • hello
  • help
  • higher
  • hire
  • holiday
  • hose
  • hot
  • hours
  • house keeper
  • housekeeping
  • hungry
  • hygiene
  • hyperactive

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I

  • ID
  • Important
  • independent
  • injection
  • insurance
  • intermediary
  • Internet
  • interview
  • intravenous
  • irresponsible

J

  • jewelry
  • job

K

  • key
  • keys

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L

  • lap
  • lasagna
  • late
  • later
  • lawyer
  • leave
  • left
  • let go
  • letter
  • license
  • lifestyle
  • lifting
  • lights
  • list
  • listen
  • live-in
  • location
  • lock
  • Look
  • loose
  • lower
  • luggage

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M

  • Mac card
  • mail
  • mail
  • major
  • make up
  • meal
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • ledication
  • mentor
  • messages
  • microwavable
  • milkshake
  • money
  • mount
  • mouthwash
  • move
  • movies
  • music

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N

  • nasal
  • need
  • neglect
  • nightgown
  • nose
  • note

O

  • omelet
  • on time
  • on-time
  • Open
  • operate
  • options
  • oxygen

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P

  • pain
  • Pajamas
  • panty stains
  • paperwork
  • Para transit
  • Paratransit
  • party
  • PAS
  • patience
  • patient
  • Pepsi
  • period
  • personal assistance
  • personal Assistant
  • Personal Assistant Services
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
  • phone
  • pick or chose
  • picnic
  • pills
  • pin number
  • play
  • PLEASE
  • plug
  • pocket
  • positioning
  • Possessions
  • post office
  • poster
  • power (as in wheelchair)
  • prefer
  • preference
  • prepare
  • president
  • pressure
  • pressure sore
  • printer
  • privacy
  • professor
  • prognosis
  • Promise
  • proposal
  • protector (as in clothing protector)
  • proud
  • provider
  • pull
  • purse

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Q

  • questions

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R

  • ready
  • rearrange
  • recognized
  • reference
  • refrigerator
  • reliable
  • remote
  • remove
  • reposition
  • repositioned
  • request
  • required
  • reschedule
  • reservations
  • respite
  • responsibility
  • responsible
  • restroom
  • results
  • resume
  • reunion
  • ride
  • right
  • robe
  • routine
  • rubber bands

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S

  • sad
  • sanitary pads
  • schedule
  • scramble
  • screen
  • screwdriver
  • seat
  • sell
  • seriously
  • service(s)
  • shave
  • shift
  • shoes
  • shop
  • shopping
  • shower
  • sidewalk
  • signature
  • sky
  • sleep
  • snack
  • snake
  • soiled
  • solution
  • solve
  • soup
  • special
  • stamp
  • state
  • statement
  • station (as in radio)
  • stockings
  • stomach
  • stop
  • strategy
  • stromboli
  • studying
  • sub
  • Supervise
  • supervisor
  • support
  • supporting
  • sweatshirt
  • sweaty
  • sympathy

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T

  • talk
  • tampons
  • teeth
  • telephone number
  • tell
  • temperature
  • terminate
  • thank you
  • thermostat
  • thirsty
  • ticket
  • tickets
  • tie
  • tight
  • tilt
  • time
  • tired
  • toast
  • today
  • toilet
  • tokens
  • toothpaste
  • towel
  • train
  • transfer
  • transport
  • transportation
  • trash
  • trash can
  • treatment
  • trouble
  • trust fund
  • trustworthy
  • tuck
  • turn

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U

  • unacceptable
  • uncomfortable
  • understand
  • underwear
  • unforgivable
  • unreliable
  • unsatisfied
  • upset
  • urinate
  • use

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V

  • V8 juice
  • vest
  • vice president
  • video games
  • voice
  • voicemail
  • volume
  • volunteer

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W

  • wages
  • wait
  • wallet
  • want
  • wash
  • water
  • weather
  • WEB MD
  • wedding
  • wheel
  • wheelchair
  • wheezing
  • when
  • where
  • windows
  • wine
  • wipe
  • wire
  • work
  • wound (as in a sore)
  • write
  • written

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X

  • -

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Y

  • -

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Z

  • Zip

Needed Vocabulary for Socially-Valued Adult Roles