The authors observe that in spite of nearly one-half of all school-based SLPs reporting they provide services to nonverbal students who utilize AAC systems across the country, many SLPs still do not feel adequately trained to assess and provide therapy services to these children. The case study presented in this article illustrates the collaborative process of conducting an AAC assessment for a preschool-aged child. The authors address identifying a student with complex communication needs (CCN), initial AAC assessment, conducting an AAC evaluation, creating a capability profile, selecting a device for trial, identifying a funding source, trialing the device, and implementing intervention during the trial.
Dodd, Janet, Schaefer, Alicia, and Rothbart, Aaron. (2015). Conducting an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessment as a School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist: A Collaborative Experience. SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, 16, 105-117.