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.

Communication Partner Techniques

Communication partners and assistants play an important role in enhancing independence in communication and encouraging use of more complex language skills. The five techniques presented in these resources can be used to expand communication skills in AAC users of varying ages and communication abilities in any environment.

Positive Communication Environment - Instructional Video
A positive communication environment encourages interaction through the attitudes and actions of the communication partner. Learn how to create a positive communication environment in this 11-minute video. View our print resources (e.g., feedback form, instructions) as well.

Resource Type: Video

Positive Communication Environment – Instructions
Instructions on how to create a positive communication environment for the AAC User and communication partner. View our instructional video on Positive Communication Environment as well as our print resources (e.g., handouts, worksheets, feedback form).

Resource Type: File

Positive Communication Environment - References
Citations for references used in developing our Positive Communication Environment. Accompanies our Positive Communication Environment video and print resources.

Resource Type: File

Scripting - Instructional Video
In this 9-minute video, learn how use of scripts in daily activities can expand language skills. We will introduce you to several types of scripts, how to use them and how to write your own. View our print resources (e.g., sample scripts, feedback form, instructions) as well.

Resource Type: Video

Scripting - References
Citations for references used in developing our Scripting resources. Accompanies our Scripting video and print resources.

Resource Type: File

Partner Augmented Input - Instructional Video
Research supports the benefit for use of this technique for language learning. Learn what Partner Augmented Input is and how to use it in daily environments with AAC Users in this 20-minute video. View our print resources as well (e.g., feedback form, visual supports).

Resource Type: Video

Partner Augmented Input – Visual Support for Teens & Adults
Remind yourself and others working with a teen or adult about how to do Partner Augmented Input using this visual support. Hang it on the wall, door or fridge. View our instructional video on Partner Augmented Input as well as our print resources (e.g., handouts, worksheets, feedback form).

Resource Type: File

Partner Augmented Input – Visual Support for Children
Remind yourself and others working with a child about how to do Partner Augmented Input using this visual support. Hang it on the wall, door or fridge. View our instructional video on Partner Augmented Input as well as our print resources (e.g., handouts, worksheets, feedback form).

Resource Type: File

Partner Augmented Input –References
References for research on Partner Augmented Input. View our instructional video on Partner Augmented Input as well as our print resources (e.g., handouts, worksheets, feedback form).

Resource Type: File

Chain of Cues - Instructional Video
Part of our resources on prompting including this instructional video and print resources (e.g., handouts, worksheets, feedback forms). In this 19-minute video, we will present a planned cuing strategy including types of cues, how to use them and how to fade them. View our print resources as well (e.g., feedback form, visual supports, worksheets).

Resource Type: Video

Chain of Cues – Visual Support 2
Part of our resources on prompting including our Chain of Cues Instructional video and print resources. Remind yourself and others of the Chain of Cues using this visual support. Hang it on the wall, door or fridge.

Resource Type: File

Chain of Cues - Communication Partner vs. Assistant Roles
Part of our resources on prompting including our Chain of Cues Instructional video and print resources. Clarifies the differences between a communication partner and a communication assistant. Helpful for anyone who interacts with the AAC User.

Resource Type: File

Chain of Cues - References
Part of our resources on prompting including our Chain of Cues Instructional video and print resources. Citations for references used in developing our Chain of Cues resources

Resource Type: File

Sabotage - Instructional Video
Use this 9-minute video to discover how sabotage (putting up road blocks) in an interaction can lead to more communicative opportunities. View our print resources (e.g., sabotage ideas, feedback form) as well.

Resource Type: Video

Sabotage - References
Citations for references used in developing our Sabotage resources. Accompanies our Sabotage video and print resources.

Resource Type: File

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Implementation Toolkit

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