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.

Tools for AAC Users

The handouts and worksheets in this learning path share ideas that will assist AAC users in more successfully commmunicating with others by preparing for communication events and using a variety of communication methods. Communication partners and assistants will benefit from familiarity with these ideas as well.

Multiple Communication Methods - Overview
Supports the use of a variety of communication methods for every communicator. Use our “Multiple Communication Methods – Worksheet” to share information on an AAC user's methods of communicating. Samples are available as well.

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Multiple Communication Methods – Worksheet
Use this worksheet to share the various methods of communication with which the AAC user interacts through his/her day or in a particular activity. Instructions for completion included. Samples are available in “Multiple Communication Methods – Worksheet Samples”. See our Multiple Communication Methods - Overview for more information.

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Multiple Communication Methods – Worksheet Samples
Complete samples of our “Multiple Communication Methods – Worksheet”. See our Multiple Communication Methods - Overview for more information.

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Multiple Communication Methods used by Children and Teens – Video Examples
In this 4 ½ minute video, you will see examples of child and teen AAC users communicating with a variety of methods (e.g., devices, speech, pointing, gestures, etc.) and the positive way in which their communication partners respond. These video examples accompany our print resources on multiple communication methods.

Resource Type: Video

Multiple Communication Methods used by Adults - Video Examples
In this 4 ½ minute video, you will see examples of adults with aphasia and ALS learning to communicate and successfully communicating with a variety of methods (e.g., devices, speech, pointing, gestures, etc.). These video examples accompany our print resources on multiple communication methods.

Resource Type: Video

Communication Breakdown Plan – Overview
A Communication Breakdown Plan is a tool to repair conversation when an AAC User is not understood or is misunderstood. This resource discusses this in greater detail and provides hints for implementation. Use our Communication Breakdown Plan Worksheet to create and communicate a plan for a specific AAC user. See our samples as well (Communication Breakdown Plan - Worksheet Samples).

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Communication Breakdown Plan – Worksheet
Create a Communication Breakdown Plan for/with an AAC User. Includes instructions. Use our Communication Breakdown Plan - Overview to learn more. See our samples as well (Communication Breakdown Plan - Worksheet Samples).

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Communication Breakdown Plan – Worksheet Samples
Samples of Communication Breakdown Plans on our worksheet. Use our Communication Breakdown Plan - Overview to learn more about Communication Breakdown Plans. See our Communication Breakdown Plan - Worksheet to create and communicate a plan for a specific AAC user.

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Preplanning Communication Opportunities
For AAC Users and communication partners, this handout explains why preparation for communication opportunities is important and how to do it.

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Implementation Toolkit

The Implementation Toolkit is a collection of video and print-based resources created to help you facilitate successful interaction using AAC.

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