About a month ago, an esteemed colleague of mine, Ashley Robinson, and I published a model for AAC device implementation. We stated that the high tech device often recommended for a student was only the tip of the iceberg in terms of developing successful communication in a natural environment. Many factors need to be in place.
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The key is teamwork. No one person can successfully implement AAC whether that person is a parent, an SLP, or teacher. This form will help to guide a team to think about different parameters in AAC implementation and use. Please let us know if we need to add or edit questions. I'm sure we will be revising as time goes on with your help.
Ruth Morgan is a full-time speech language pathologist at Ephesus Elementary school and author of Chapel Hill Snippets. You can find her materials on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Ashley Robinson splits her time between providing speech language pathology services at the secondary level and working as part of the district Assistive Technology team. She is the author of everydayaac.com.
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