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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

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PrAACtical Resources: Communication Supports Inventory for Children and Youth

December 11, 2017 by - 2 Comments

PrAACtical Resources: Communication Supports Inventory for Children and Youth

As AAC practitioners well know, children who use some form of augmentative communication need a wide array of supports in order to be successful. In this post, we share a useful tool to systematically gather information about those supports to help teams with educational planning.  Developed by Drs. Charity Rowland and Melanie Fried-Oken and Ms. Sandra Steiner, The Communication Supports Inventory – Children & Youth (CSI-CY) is designed to make goal writing easier for teachers and SLPs who work with students who have AAC needs. It is a wonderful way to build collaboration and get the team pointed in the same direction. Learn more about the CSI- CY here. You can access it online or download it for a hard copy.

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Video of the Week: Assessing AAC Learners of Different Ability Levels

November 15, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Assessing AAC Learners of Different Ability Levels

If you are confused by the different tools available for AAC assessment or overwhelmed by the complexity of this process, you’re not alone. Given that there is not a standard test battery for AAC assessments, it is understandable that many professionals struggle with this issue. In today’s video, the team at Grant Wood Area AT Program tackle this confusion in a very prAACtical way. They created this brief presentation to delineate assessment tools that can be useful for emergent communicators, context-dependent communicators, and independent communicators. Although the video is a few years old, it may help to clear away some of the AAC assessment fog.   Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvrR1EJYTDQ

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