Institute Events and Trainings
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

TECHNOLOGY

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Health Care - Full Vocabulary Set



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


A

  • abdomen
  • advance directive
  • accessible
  • accountant
  • Ace bandage
  • ache
  • addicted
  • adjustable (adjust)
  • ADL'S
  • adult diaper
  • affair
  • afraid
  • air
  • air conditioner
  • airway
  • alcohol
  • Allen wrench
  • alone
  • ambulance
  • ankle
  • anniversary
  • apartment
  • appointment
  • (arm) + pads
  • (arm) rests
  • asthma or asthmatic
  • aunt

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B

  • baby
  • back
  • backpack
  • bake
  • bandage
  • bank
  • bank statement
  • bathe
  • bathroom
  • battery pack
  • beard
  • bed
  • bedpan
  • beer
  • bell
  • belly
  • belt
  • bib
  • bill
  • bird
  • birth control
  • birthday
  • blanket
  • blood
  • body
  • bone
  • borrow
  • bowel movement (BM)
  • bowl
  • brace
  • bracelet
  • brain injury
  • brakes
  • bread
  • breakfast
  • breast
  • breath
  • breathe
  • breathing tube
  • brother
  • brush
  • burn
  • bus
  • buttocks
  • buttom (as an alert or call button)
  • button

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C

  • cake
  • calculator
  • (cane) tips
  • can't (can not)
  • cape
  • car
  • card
  • carpet
  • cash (as in money)
  • cast
  • cat
  • catheters
  • CD
  • cell phone
  • chair
  • cheek
  • chest (as in chest pain)
  • child or children
  • chin
  • chopped or chop
  • Christmas
  • chronic diarrhea
  • church
  • Chux pad
  • cigarettes
  • class
  • clean
  • clock
  • closet
  • coat
  • coffee
  • cold
  • cold (as in temperature)
  • colostomy
  • comb
  • commode
  • communicate
  • computer
  • conditioner
  • condom
  • confused
  • constipated
  • contact lenses
  • cook
  • cookies
  • couch
  • cough
  • counselor
  • credit card
  • crutches
  • cup
  • curlers (electric curlers)
  • curling iron
  • cushion
  • cut

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D

  • danger
  • daughter
  • decisions
  • deductible
  • delivery (as in deliver)
  • denial
  • dentures
  • deodorant
  • dessert
  • diabetic
  • diabetic meter
  • diabetic strips
  • diagnosis
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty
  • dinner
  • discomfort
  • dishwasher
  • disk (as in diskette)
  • divorce
  • dizzy
  • DME dealer
  • doctor
  • dog
  • door
  • dress
  • dresser
  • dressing (as in a bandage)
  • drink
  • drive
  • dryer
  • dull
  • DVD

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E

  • earache
  • ear/ears
  • earrings
  • Easter
  • eat
  • egg
  • elbow
  • emergency
  • eye

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F

  • face
  • failure
  • Fall
  • fallen (as in fall)
  • family
  • fan
  • father
  • feed
  • feel
  • feet (or foot)
  • fever
  • filter
  • fine
  • finger
  • Fingernail
  • Fire
  • fish
  • fist
  • floor
  • floss
  • flush (as in stoma)
  • Foley (as in catheter)
  • food
  • foot
  • forehead
  • fork
  • freezer
  • frightened
  • front
  • fruit
  • funeral

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G

  • garbage disposal
  • gauze
  • gift
  • glasses
  • gloves
  • grab bar
  • grandchild
  • grandchildren
  • granddaughter
  • grandfather
  • grandmother
  • grandson
  • great grandchild
  • great grandchildren
  • groceries
  • grocery store
  • grooming
  • G-tube or PEG or feeding tube

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H

  • hair
  • haircut
  • hairdryer
  • Halloween
  • hallway
  • Hand
  • handheld
  • Hanukah
  • happy
  • happy birthday
  • happy Valentine's Day
  • hat
  • head
  • headache
  • headgear
  • headpointer (as in head stick)
  • headrest
  • hearing aid
  • heart attack
  • heartburn
  • Heater
  • heels
  • hiccups
  • high-tech
  • higher
  • hip
  • holder
  • holiday
  • Home
  • hood
  • hook
  • hospital (bed)
  • hot (as in temperature)
  • house
  • hungry
  • hurt (-s)
  • husband

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I

  • ice cream
  • ileostomy
  • immunizations
  • indigestion
  • infection
  • injection or needle or shot
  • injured
  • insert
  • insulin dependent
  • intermittent catheters
  • Internet
  • invisible
  • iPod
  • itch

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J

  • jacket
  • jewelry
  • joystick
  • juice

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K

  • keyboard
  • kitchen
  • knee
  • knife
  • knuckle

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L

  • lamp
  • large
  • lawyer
  • learn
  • leg
  • leg bags
  • lift
  • lighter
  • lip
  • lip balm
  • liquidy
  • logbook
  • lonely
  • lotion
  • lower
  • low-tech
  • lunch
  • lungs

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M

  • mail
  • mailbox
  • makeup
  • mall
  • manual chair
  • manufacturer
  • mask
  • matches
  • meat
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • medication
  • medication
  • medicine
  • medium
  • meeting
  • menstruate
  • message
  • microwave
  • middle
  • milk
  • mirror
  • monitor
  • mop
  • mother
  • mounting
  • mouth
  • mouthstick
  • movie
  • mucus
  • mustache

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N

  • nasal
  • nausea (as in nauseated)
  • neck
  • necklace
  • necktie
  • nephew
  • neurologist
  • newspaper
  • niece
  • nobody
  • non-insulin dependent
  • nose
  • numb
  • nurse
  • nursing service

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O

  • occupational therapy
  • orthotics
  • ostomy
  • other
  • out of pocket
  • outside
  • overwhelmed
  • oxygen

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P

  • pager
  • pain
  • pain
  • pajamas
  • pan
  • panti-liner
  • pants
  • pasta
  • paste
  • patio
  • peel
  • penis
  • PFT (pulmonary function test)
  • pharmacist
  • physical therapy
  • pillow
  • pizza
  • plate
  • police
  • portable oxygen
  • powder
  • power chair or powered wheelcahir
  • power of attorney
  • prescription
  • pressure
  • proventil
  • psychotherapist
  • pureed
  • purse

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Q

    Q
  • quad cane

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R

  • radio
  • railing
  • ramp
  • reacher
  • reader
  • rectum
  • recycle
  • red
  • refrigerator
  • rejection
  • relationships
  • relatives
  • remote control
  • removable (as in remove)
  • replacement
  • reposition
  • respierator
  • respiratory therapy
  • resuscitated
  • retracted stoma
  • ribs
  • ring
  • robbed
  • robe
  • rug
  • runny nose

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S

  • sad
  • sandwich
  • sanitary pad (as in sanitary napkins or tampons)
  • scanning
  • scared (as in scary)
  • scarf
  • schedule
  • scooter
  • screen
  • scrub
  • seals
  • seat
  • sense
  • shampoo
  • sharp (as in sharp pain)
  • shave
  • shirt
  • shoelaces
  • shoes
  • shopping
  • short of breath
  • shoulder
  • Shower
  • shower chair (combining two symbols)
  • sick
  • sidewalk
  • sink
  • sister
  • skirt
  • sling
  • slippers
  • small
  • smoke
  • snack
  • sneeze or sneezing
  • soap
  • socks
  • soda
  • solution (as in solving problem)
  • son
  • sore throat
  • spinal cord
  • splint
  • sponge
  • spoon
  • spring
  • stab or stabbing
  • stairs
  • stander
  • steps
  • stereo
  • stockings
  • stomach
  • stools
  • stove
  • straps
  • straw
  • strength or energy
  • stressed
  • stuffed (as in nose)
  • subway
  • suction
  • suction machine
  • sugar
  • suicidal
  • summer
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • sushi
  • suspenders
  • swallow
  • sweater
  • sweep
  • synagogue
  • synonyms

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T

  • table
  • tanks
  • tape
  • taxi
  • teach (as in teacher)
  • teeth
  • telephone
  • television
  • thank you
  • Thanksgiving
  • thirsty
  • throat (as in sore throat)
  • thumb
  • tighten
  • time
  • tingling
  • tire (-d)
  • tissues
  • toast
  • toe
  • toggle
  • toilet
  • toilet paper
  • tongue
  • tooth
  • toothache
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • towel
  • tracheotomy
  • tracker
  • traction
  • train
  • trainer
  • transfer
  • transfusion
  • trash
  • trashcan
  • travel
  • tray
  • treatment
  • trip
  • trouble (as in difficulty)
  • tub (as in bathtub)
  • tubing
  • tv control

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U

  • uncle
  • underpants (as in underwear)
  • uniform
  • urinal
  • urine
  • urological
  • USB

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V

  • vacation
  • vacuum
  • van
  • VCR
  • vegetable
  • Velcro
  • vent
  • vest
  • video
  • vomited

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W

  • wafers
  • walker
  • walker bag
  • walker basket
  • wallet
  • warm
  • wash
  • washcloth
  • washing machine
  • water
  • waterproof
  • watery
  • weak
  • wedding
  • weights
  • wheelchair
  • wheeze (-ing)
  • wife
  • wine
  • winter
  • wound (as in injury)
  • wrist

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X

    X
  • x-ray

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Y

  • -

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Z

  • zipper

Needed Vocabulary for Socially-Valued Adult Roles