Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation & Follow-Up

  • An AAC evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of the skills necessary to access various forms of augmentative communication. Areas of functioning considered include language abilities, speech production, fine motor skills, vision, physical functioning, positioning, and current modes of communication. Following assessment of these domains, the child is trialed with a variety of AAC options based on their individual strengths and needs. The information obtained through the evaluation process guides the recommendation for a specific AAC system (hardware and software), programming, and intervention.
  • Following the recommendation of an AAC system, clients return for follow-up sessions, which include teaching functional use of the recommended system, programming/modification assistance, parent and provider training, troubleshooting family concerns, and implementation support for families and client.