PrAACtical Resources: Analyzing Language with the Quick AAC Developmental Profile
Are you interested in being more systematic in looking at the language that AAC users produce? Today, we feature a user-friendly resource to help you get started. The Quick AAC Developmental Profile (the QUAD Profile), developed by veteran AAC SLP Russell Cross over a decade ago, is a set of four checklists that help us look at various aspects of language.
- Vocabulary Checklist (Q-Voc)
- Morphology Checklist (Q-Morph)
- Sentence Types Checklist (Q-Syn)
- Language Functions Checklist (Q-Funct)
These checklists make it easy to track different aspects of language and flag those areas that need additional assessment. The QUAD has had a longstanding presence in our AAC toolkit and the clinicians to whom we’ve recommended it value the checklists for their simplicity and ease of use. You can view the QUAD tool and download a copy here.
Many thanks to Russell Cross (co-founder of The Speech Dudes) for creating and sharing this helpful tool.
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This post was written by Carole Zangari