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Video of the Week: Feature Matching in AAC Assessment

June 14, 2023 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Feature Matching in AAC Assessment

For several decades, the feature matching process has been the gold standard for selecting AAC devices. In today’s featured video, we learn about this from Katie Threlkeld, of Forbes AAC. This recorded session is part of the pre-conference offering in the AAC in the Cloud conference, a wonderful online event hosted annually by CoughDrop. If you haven’t registered for this year’s AAC in the Cloud conference, you can do that here.  Many thanks to the fine team at CoughDrop and to Katie for this helpful presentation. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-_9WxCK7b8&ab_channel=ForbesAAC

Video of the Week: Considerations in Switch Assessment

February 9, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Considerations in Switch Assessment

How can we support the alternative access needs of individuals who aren’t all that eager to engage in the assessment process? Occupational therapist Michelle Lange shares her thoughts and tips in this archived webinar from AbleNet. You can access the handout for this presentation here. Many thanks to Michelle and to AbleNet for this helpful content. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCRPhnXSo50&ab_channel=ableUOn-demandProfessionalDevelopment

Video of the Week: Planning Your AAC Assessment

March 6, 2019 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: Planning Your AAC Assessment

Planning AAC evaluations can be confusing and overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a tool to guide us in planning what sorts of assessment activities to do with the various individuals on our caseloads or in our classrooms? Today, we look at the AAC Assessment Planning Tool (APT) developed by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency AAC Resource Team team in Iowa. In this short video, you learn about the APT. Check out this slide deck for more on the APT. You can download the APT here.  Many thanks to everyone at Grant Wood AEA for creating and sharing this wonderful tool. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NmgSSWqA8I&feature=youtu.be

Video of the Week: Parent’s Guide to AAC Assessment

December 6, 2017 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: Parent’s Guide to AAC Assessment

When your child has little or no functional speech, it is tempting to jump right into purchasing AAC technology and get started with therapy and instruction. Usually, though, it helps to slow down just a bit. Families who are new to this journey may not realize that the best way to get started is with a good AAC assessment, and, thus, will not know to advocate for that at school or with private service providers. In today’s featured video, Dr. Jill Senner explains the rationale for starting with an AAC assessment and provides an overview of the process. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uGjxZDD7I&feature=youtu.be

Video of the Week: AAC Assessment with a Formal Test

May 3, 2017 by - 4 Comments

Video of the Week: AAC Assessment with a Formal Test

There aren’t many formal assessment instruments designed expressly for people who need AAC, so it’s important to know about the ones that are available. In today’s post, we feature two videos on the Test of Aided Communication Symbol Performance (the TASP). Authored by Dr. Joan Bruno (creator of the Gateway programs for SGDs and AAC apps), this test helps us answer some of the questions we have when selecting or creating AAC systems for people with complex communication needs. In this first video, we get a brief overview of the TASP from Dr. Lori Geist.   Next, let’s hear more about it from practicing clinicians and see a demonstration of some of the subtests.   Do you use formal testing in your AAC assessments? We’d love to hear about those experiences.

Video of the Week: Observational Assessment of Beginning Communicators

June 22, 2016 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Observational Assessment of Beginning Communicators

In last week’s video, we heard from SLP Maureen Nevers about the principles and practices used in assessing individuals who are at the beginning stages of communicative development. Today, we continue that theme and focus more specifically on using observation to collect assessment data on the form and function of communication. In this video, Maureen works through some video examples to demonstrate how brief observations of interaction can yield useful information about how and why the individual is communicating. You can visit their Communication Training Series webpage to see more from this wonderful team and get the specific resource documents for this presentation. Many thanks to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation for creating and sharing these videos. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qvvKNZEGMs&list=PLihsTkrStCHZVZBHDC0Qr7z10cYWC0ltx&index=36  

Video of the Week: Assessment of the Beginning Communicator

June 15, 2016 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: Assessment of the Beginning Communicator

Looking to strengthen your assessment practices with beginning users of AAC? The Angelman Syndrome Foundation’s Communication Training Series has a two-part presentation on this topic that will be of interest to professionals and families alike. In this video, SLP Maureen Nevers discusses a range of prAACtical strategies and tools for gathering meaningful assessment data that helps guide intervention. One important note: Don’t skip this just because you are not currently working with individuals who have Angelman Syndrome. Like their other videos, the information in this presentation is relevant to those working with children, teens, and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgrsr8a2EKA&index=35&list=PLihsTkrStCHZVZBHDC0Qr7z10cYWC0ltx Kudos to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation for this outstanding series of training videos, and for making them freely available. Interested in this topic? Stay tuned for the second video on this topic in a future post.

Video of the Week: AAC Assessment by Pat Ourand

July 8, 2015 by - 3 Comments

Want to hear from a veteran SLP on AAC assessment? Check out this overview of AAC assessment principles and practices by SLP Pat Ourand. While anyone can view it, only ASHA members can earn free CEUs for the experience (available only during July 2015). You can register for this as a CEU course here. Kudos to ASHA for making this available in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their Professional Development unit. If you want ASHA to offer more professional development activities in AAC, let them know. They are very responsive to member feedback when planning future CEU activities. You can reach them at their Action Line (Members: 800-498-2071; Non-Members: 800-638-8255). You can view other CEU courses available for free this month on this ASHA webpage. The video is also available in non-CEU format via YouTube.  

Video of the Week: Getting Started in AAC Assessment

October 19, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Getting Started in AAC Assessment

One of the most challenging parts of providing AAC services is to do a good assessment. Today, we turn to Dr. Rae Sonnenmier of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire for thoughts on how to approach this important task. Link to the Communication Success Screening Tool Direct link to video: http://vimeo.com/88019903