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Saturday, May 19, 2012

AAC & AT Downloads - School Setting Info Abounds!

Great resources. Hawaii Dept of Ed, British Columbia, the world wide...AAC assessment, implementation, and planning abounds!!!

The Hawaii Department of Education may be a long way from home, but they're no strangers to our students' complex communication needs and best interests. Take a peek at these two resources (click each title to download PDFs):
AAC: A Way of Thinking (2003, 68 pgs, HERE) Supporting Augmentative & Alternative 
Communication Technologies in the Classroom, Second Edition - This comes to us from Special Education Technology - British Columbia (Ministry of Education, Canada). 68 pages well worth a download and thorough perusal.

  • Section 1: Planning for the Use of AAC Technologies 
    Transition / Adulthood

  • Section 2: AAC Intervention 
    Models of Intervention
    Message Selection
    Literacy & AAC
    AAC Outcomes
  • Section 3: Voice Output Communication Aids  
    Devices: Single-, Multiple-, Dynamic, Sequencing, Text-to-Speech 

  • Glossary (nice!), References & Resources

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