Assistive Technology Network

Training Student, Staff, and Family

AAC systems should be implemented with appropriate training and practice for the student, staff, and family. Communication partners should practice strategies and improve opportunities for communication. Educators and families should understand how to set up and maintain AAC systems.

Roles and Responsibilities for AAC

Supporting a student using AAC is complex and involves activities such as assessment and selection of devices, frequent vocabulary planning and device programming, modeling and teaching the student to use the device, training, and maintenance of devices. Well defined roles and responsibilities for everyone supporting the student smoothes the way for successful collaboration. The resources provide discussion about roles and responsibilities and planning forms for the team to use.