6f. Summary

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Step 6 Summary

Step 6 was designed to introduce a team to...

  • Applications and any assistive technology for AAC needs to be adapted to suit the user, their abilities, the tasks they are doing within different settings and their environment etc.
  • A free translation system alongside the use of different devices and browsers with various access technologies, such as switches and scanning knowing the user will need ongoing support from those introducing the applications and devices.
  • The idea that AAC Forum members need to learn how to use any app and device with confidence in order to pass on hints and tips to users, family carers etc.
  • An evaluation of outcomes that is vital for planning and progression and should always be ongoing.

It is considered useful to evaluate speech, language and literacy, device use outcomes as well as user behaviour changes and social differences over time.