A teacher who does not let a student use
their device in class is no better than one
who puts duct tape over a student's mouth.
There is no difference!
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Infographic that lists
all the AAC apps,
categorized by feature
(tap on image)
Check out the AAC apps page!
Did you know that most AAC
app companies will give
SLPs free trials?
Free Resources
Core Vocabulary
Should You Use Standardized Tests?
Advice from AAC Guru, Vicki Clarke
Free Communication Boards
Includes boards for hospital setting
Using the SETT Framework
How to decide which tools to use?
Communication Matrix
Free online assessment for people
with complex communication needs
Free Boardmaker Boards,
Activities, & Materials
From Teaching Learners with
Multiple Needs
AAC Assessment Forms
Interventions, Device Eval, Rubrics,
Needs Assmt, & more from
Dynavox Needs Assmt Form
(see copyright restrictions)
Say It With Symbols
Free comm. boards, symbols, social
stories & much more
Studies & Activities .pdf
Brief explanation of why to use core
vocabulary, and many different
activities to use to teach it.
Curious George Gets a Talker
(free PPT about getting
an AAC device)
Medicare Requirements
Link to ASHA's sgd info for
procedure codes and more
SGD evaluation template
from ASHA (optional)
Note: Most maufacturers offer an
evaluation form you can use as well
Device Documentation Article
from ASHA Leader, Feb 2018 -
lots of good info
GA DOE Assessment Form
(permission to share for
non-commercial purposes
with attribution)
Articles - Must Read!
Facilitated Communication:
Mental Miracle or Slight of Hand?
Review of history, available research,
and current status of FC. Does it
constitute an unusual form of abuse?
(2016) (Spoiler alert ... YES!)
Facilitated Commununication -
This is a 60 min TV program all about
the development of facilitated
communication and the problems it
has caused. Watch at least 30 min to
see the study that was done 1963.
Great intro to AAC for newbies!
Pre-Verbal Stages
as they pertain to AAC,
from Language Lab