22 | Implementation / Follow up (cont.)

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Students will need to be instructed in all aspects of AT use including:

  1. Operational – Skills needed to make the AT device work
  2. Functional – Skills needed to use the AT to complete real tasks
  3. Strategic – Skills involved in knowing when to use the AT device and when to use other accommodations
  4. Social – Skills needed to use the device appropriately around and with other people

Janice Light (1989) Toward a definition of communicative competence for individuals using augmentative and alternative communication systems, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 5:2, 137-144, DOI:  1080/07434618912331275126; https://doi.org/10.1080/07434618912331275126

ABLE Tech has an updated Implementation Organizer to help your team include all necessary information about the student in development of his/her implementation plan.
This forms can be found in Appendix B.

AT in the school setting is a process and can be started at any point on the student’s educational path.

At Consideration and assessment flow diagram