Implementation Toolkit

Valuable, real-life resources and suggestions for implementing AAC to encourage successful communication. The Implementation Toolkit is a collection of video and print-based resources created to help you facilitate successful interaction using AAC.

Opening the Box - Series 5

These resources are designed to assist you in "opening the box" to successful communication. Use these resources if you have just received your device or would like an orientation to the Series 5 (Maestro, V+, and Vmax+). We will help you create a custom user based on age and communication ability, learn the language and communication contents of the device and walk you through introducing the device to the AAC user. We'd suggest that you view them in the order listed.

InterAACT Framework Guide
InterAACT Framework Guide to help you select an appropriate user based on age and level of communication ability. Learn more about the language elements in InterAACT with our "Interacting with InterAACT" video and print resources.

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Selecting a User – Overview of Users Video
In this 10-minute video, we will prepare you to create a custom user in InterAACT based on age and communication ability.

Resource Type: Video

Selecting a User – Creating a Custom User Step-by-Step
This 10-minute step-by-step video leads you through creation of a custom user based on age and communication ability using information you gathered in the "Selecting a User – Overview of Users Video". Download and print these instructions with our "Selecting a User – Selecting a User in InterAACT Instructions."

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Selecting a User – Selecting a User in InterAACT Instructions
Step-by-step instructions to create a custom user based on age and level of communication ability. This resources accompanies our "Selecting a User - Overview" video and our "Selecting a User - Selecting a User" video.

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Interacting with InterAACT – Series 5 - Overview of Language Elements Video
Use this 7 minute video to become familiar with the language elements for language use and structure in InterAACT (e.g., Common Constructions, Quickfires, Core Word Strategies).

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Interacting with InterAACt - Navigator
Use this 10 minute video to become familiar with the way InterAACt in the Navigator user supports efficient and precise communication as well as interaction with other technology.

Resource Type: Video

Communication Partner Preparation Instructional Video
Learn how to prepare yourself to use AAC with the AAC User. This 19-minute video shares step-by-step instructions including deciding when to introduce the device, considering how to encourage the AAC User to communicate, learning and customizing vocabulary. View our print resources (e.g., worksheets, handouts) as well.

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Communication Partner Preparation – Choosing Activities for Implementation
Contains a process for selecting motivating and important activities in which to implement use of AAC. View our Communication Partner Preparation Video as well as additional print resources in the Implmentation Toolkit (e.g., Communication Partner Preparation - Learning Quickfires, Communication Partner Preparation - Introducing AAC into an Activity Checklist).

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Communication Partner Preparation – Selecting Activities Worksheet
UPDATED for expanded use! Use this worksheet individually or with a team to decide the activities in which to implement use of AAC and in what order whether for initial use or for specific goals and situations. Also, use this tool to select vocabulary and strategies to support use. View our Communication Partner Preparation Video as well as additional print resources in the Implmentation Toolkit (e.g., Communication Partner Preparation - Learning Quickfires, Communication Partner Preparation - Introducing AAC into an Activity Checklist).

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Communication Partner Preparation – Introducing AAC into an Activity Checklist
This checklist can be used for each activity into which you introduce use of AAC. It will walk you through the process of introduction including setting up the device, preparing yourself, introducing the device and feedback/changes. Use it to help others support use of AAC. View our Communication Partner Preparation Video as well as additional print resources in the Implmentation Toolkit (e.g., Communication Partner Preparation - Learning Quickfires, Communication Partner Preparation - Introducing AAC into an Activity Checklist).

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Communication Partner Preparation – Language Elements Focus
Provides you with information on the order in which to target InterAACT language elements (e.g., Common Constructions, Quickfires, etc.) based on age and communication ability. View our Communication Partner Preparation Video as well as additional print resources in the Implmentation Toolkit (e.g., Communication Partner Preparation - Learning Quickfires, Communication Partner Preparation - Introducing AAC into an Activity Checklist).

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Strategies for Introduction of the Device - Instructional Video
This 12-minute video will walk you through those first few times you use the AAC device with the AAC User including how to setup the device for use, what to do during the interactions and what to consider after. View our print resources (e.g., worksheets, handouts, scripts).

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Implementation Toolkit

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