Goldman, A., Jackson, D., Kannan, K., Kanter, C., Klein, C., Marshall, S., McNaughton, D., Paul, D., Rackensperger, T., Soto, G., & Zangari, C. (2021). Training needs in augmentative and alternative communication: A virtual roundtable discussion. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 15(Winter), 1–28.
Clinicians, parents, people who use AAC, policy specialists, and researchers, joined together for a virtual roundtable discussion of “Training needs in AAC”. Using the recently published survey from ATIA as a discussion starter, topics included
- pre-service preparation
- collaborative problem-solving
- instructional roles for people who use AAC
- online instructional resources, including
- ECHO AAC
- AAC Learning Center Moodle
- Parent blogs
- Patient-Provider Communication Forum
- PrAACtical AAC
The full article can be downloaded for free at the website for Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, and a special page of resources (including a link to the article, and all referenced links from the article) is available at the AAC Learning Center.
I believe we need to make sure people with complex communication needs have a place at the table—in assessment, in setting educational goals, in training professionals—in everything.Chris Klein in Goldman et al (2021)