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.

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AAC Goal Grid & Introduction
NEW VERSION AS OF MAY 2011! The AAC Goal Grid (best printed on 11” by 17” paper, landscape) has been updated once again with new goals and a modified prompting hierarchy. The Introduction Manual has been updated as well. It continues to provide specific skills within J. Light’s four areas of communicative competence organized by which skills would be expected or targeted based on the P. Dowden’s levels of communicative ability. This tool can be used for both evaluation and progress monitoring as we have added prompting levels based on our Chain of Cues resources.

Resource Type: File

Lesson/Therapy Plans – InterAACT –Common Constructions
Learning where the vocabulary is located in an AAC device and how to use it for communication is vital to the individual’s success. InterAACT has six language elements. Use the activities in this lesson/therapy plan to teach functional use of Common Constructions. This lesson/therapy plan is appropriate for use in a variety of settings (e.g., individual and group therapy, day programs, classroom, home) for any age group. State educational standards are referenced for those using it in a classroom setting.

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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

Myths – AAC will Keep Someone from Talking
Updated! When introduction of AAC is suggested, the concern regarding its affect on speech is often raised. This resource shares research demonstrating that AAC does not impede speech production but, in many cases, introduction of AAC actually results in gains in speech production.

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AAC Needs Assessment
There is more to an AAC assessment than understanding an individual’s skills. Identifying appropriate AAC tools, techniques and strategies requires knowledge of an individual’s communication needs. This AAC Needs Assessment provides a thorough and quick overview of an individual’s needs across environments.

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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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