Feature Match Closer Look: Features of AAC Systems with Kelly Fonner

Speaking: Kelly Fonner, Tammy Thompson-Cooke

Sorting through the variety of options available in augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) devices can be a challenging part 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 pertains 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.