Assistive Technology Network

Current Communication Skills

An AAC assessment starts with a comprehensive assessment of functional communication skills in order to describe the individual's receptive and expressive communication skills. Focusing on the individual’s communication skills, challenges, and needs, shifts the focus away from tech and tools and toward a person-centered assessment. Obtaining information about current communication skills compared to needs and developmental norms assists in identifying the language and literacy features the individual may need in an AAC system.

Here are several Tools for Accessing Current Communication Skills to get the team started