Developing an Effective Framework for the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluation Process A comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluation is critical to providing a viable means of expressive communication for nonverbal people with complex communication needs. Although a number of diagnostic tools are available to assist AAC practitioners with the assessment process, there is a need to tailor the evaluation process ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2014
Developing an Effective Framework for the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluation Process
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  • Disclosures: Financial: Celeste R. Helling and Jamila Minga have no financial interests to disclose.
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Article   |   April 01, 2014
Developing an Effective Framework for the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluation Process
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2014, Vol. 23, 91-98. doi:10.1044/aac23.2.91
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2014, Vol. 23, 91-98. doi:10.1044/aac23.2.91

A comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluation is critical to providing a viable means of expressive communication for nonverbal people with complex communication needs. Although a number of diagnostic tools are available to assist AAC practitioners with the assessment process, there is a need to tailor the evaluation process to the specific communication needs of the AAC user. The purpose of this paper is to provide a basis for developing an effective and clinically driven framework for approaching a user-tailored AAC evaluation process.

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