New AAC Resources for Speech-Language PathologistsBy Rass, Linda OTR/L; ConnSENSE Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 1
Publication Date: November 2004
Article describes the Transitioning Toolkit, which was developed by Prentke Romich Company to support the transitioning process for students who utilize alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices as a primary means of communication. The Transitioning Toolkit contains nine key features: (1) guidelines for transitioning clients, (2) sample letters for teachers and parents, (3) a guide to writing individualized education plan objectives for a transitioning client, (4) a parents’ guide to language milestones, (4) profiles of successful students who used AAC, (5) practice exercises and workbooks, (6) comparative word lists, (7) a funding guide for communication aids, (8) a full color language development progress chart. The author contends that nearly one dozen faculty members, AAC practitioners, and clinicians from different areas of the country contributed to the design of the toolkit.
Published by: ConnSENSE (Connecticut's Special Education Network for Software Evaluation) (Website:http://www.connsensebulletin.com)
NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Marketplace (Web Site: http://www.neatmarketplace.org )
A.J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities (Web Site: http://www.uconnucedd.org )
Connecticut Tech Act Project (Web Site: http://www.cttechact.com )
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