Using the Toolkit. AAC Evaluations Simplified: Tools & Resources. Review. Name 1 new thing you learned yesterday Ideas Resources Equipment. Review process – so far. Person with complex communication needs (CCN) 1. Determine what you know about them
AAC Evaluations Simplified:
Tools & Resources
Person with complex communication needs
1. Determine what you know about them
Case History / Case History Summary
2. Evaluate skills - with your toolkit
3. Summarize skills
4. Look at device features
No RELIABLE means of EXPRESSIVE communication through SYMBOLIC language
Has SYMBOLIC communication that is RELIABLE but limited to particular CONTEXTS or PARTNERS
Can communicate ANYTHING on ANY TOPIC to ANYONE in ANY CONTEXT
Beukelman, Garrett, & Yorkston, eds.
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
1) Look at known skills of person with
CCN (complex communication needs)
2) Look at items in toolkit to continue
3) Speculate on possible devices or
communication tools which would
meet communication needs
“With WHOM are they communicating?”
“ WHERE are they communicating?”
. . . . . Know user’s skills
. . . . . . . . Know device features
. . . . .now what?
30 minute stations
Have some new strategies to try?
Have some things in your closet you will dig out for use?
How did we do?
What else include next time? ? ?
How did we do?
Place a check mark by the ones you accomplished.
What else to include next time? ? ?
for helping others
get their voice
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