The following story links are intended to show how aided language input (modelling) can be incorporated into shared reading for emergent readers, using a variety of AAC systems (apps/software and light tech). 

Using a “Follow The CAR” approach, viewers will find that the pace of reading is SLOW, with lots of comments and pauses to allow emergent readers time to process, and respond. If this approach is new to you, it may be helpful to first watch the Introduction to Follow the C-A-R  powerpoint (below).  

Emergent readers can enjoy the stories along with a parent or caregiver, using their own AAC system to respond and interact (it doesn’t have to be the same AAC system used in the reading). 

More stories to be added over the coming months, so keep checking back. Happy reading!!


Introduction to Follow the C-A-R: An approach for structuring interactions during shared reading.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle), aided language input using Snap Core First app/Tobiidynavox

Birthday Monsters (by Sandra Boynton), aided language input using LAMP app/PRC

Put Me In The Zoo (by Robert Lopshire), aided language input using a 36 Universal Core Board/Project Core

The Water Hole (by Graeme Base), aided language input using Super core 30/Smartbox


International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

PrAACtical AAC

Project Core (A Stepping-Up Technology Implementation Grant Directed by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at UNC Chapel Hill)

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC)

Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

College of Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario

Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association