Augmentative Communication & Assistive Technology Services
The services of NWRESD’s Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative Communication (AC) specialists are often called upon to facilitate an assessment of a student’s potential AC/AT needs. The assessment is the starting point of a process that lays the foundation for everything that follows with regard to AC/AT recommendations and implementation.
The primary goal is to determine the student’s strengths and abilities and their needs with respect to the tasks that s/he is expected to accomplish in his/her customary environments. Once tasks, interests, abilities, and needs have been identified, recommendations can be made about meaningful AC/AT options and/or devices.