Feature Matching Technology to Student Needs and Abilities Webinar Series

Feature Match Closer Look: Features of AAC Systems


Session Dates

Thursday September 03, 2020 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Webinar


Sorting through the variety of options available in augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) devices can be a challenging portion of the AAC assessment and decision-making process. During this webinar, AAC system features will be outlined through descriptions and examples of input, processing, output, and other key features that impact AAC decision making that pertain to people with communication impairments, physical disabilities, health impairments, and/or cognitive disabilities. Participants will receive a feature match matrix and matrices that they can use during their AAC evaluation process. The benefits of learning this feature match approach are that this process extends beyond the current knowledge base and comfort level of products by giving the clinician a means in which to incorporate new products.

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List the input and output features of AAC products
  • Describe and discriminate between the types of language processing systems available in AAC products
  • Compare and contrast AAC products as they relate to the features needed by individuals seeking communication assistance
  • Create an assessment plan including trials for individual cases

Target Audience

General and Special Education teachers, Assistive Technology Specialists, Related Services Professionals (e.g., SLP, OT, PT, TVI, etc.), Families, Administrators

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kim Clemens at 610-878-7210 or kclemens@pattan.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Kelly Fonner

Event Contact:


Tammy Thompson-Cooke