Knowing who might benefit from AAC, how to assess, and where to look for support can be tricky. This guide aims to:
- Outline the key areas to consider as part of an AAC assessment.
- Suggest resources that may support an AAC assessment.
- Identify when it would be appropriate to refer to a Specialised AAC service (in Yorkshire and Humber, this is the Barnsley Assistive Technology Team)
- Identify what the goals of an AAC assessment might be.
This document has been developed with reference to the I-ASC Explanatory Model of Decision making.
This document is not intended to be part of the referral to a Specialised AAC Service but more as a guide to the information you will need to gather before considering a referral. You may of course include this completed document with your referral should you wish but the resources and assessments suggested in this guide would be a better place to fully record evidence you collect as part of the AAC assessment.