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Ongoing Assessment that Informs AAC Intervention Planning and Development

Web stream option is only available to those participants who live more than 60 miles outside of Fort Worth, Texas. The web stream is live. There will not be a recorded version available. 

Determining levels of augmentative or alternative communicative competence through ongoing AAC assessment is important in providing guidance for intervention that leads to increased communicative competence rather than arbitrary goal attainment. Using a process of ongoing AAC assessment enables development of individual AAC performance profiles, more comprehensive and evidence based treatment plans, and effective AAC team management when varying levels of knowledge about AAC may impede the focus on individual AAC development. Using the Light (1989) and Light & McNaughton (2014) definitions of communicative competence and The AAC Profile, case examples are used to demonstrate assessment that guides intervention, measures progress and maximizes outcomes.