Course Module - Boston Public Schools

Including learners with special needs using AAC and AT


The use of alternative communication (AAC) and other assistive technologies (AT) in the classroom

The focus of this wiki is to provide a greater understanding of how augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can enable students with no or limited speech greater access to the curriculum and to support their progress within the least restrictive environment. The wiki offers an overview of AAC systems and assistive technologies (AT) including their appropriate use in the classroom and all school settings; the team process for the identification and evaluation for ACC and AT services; the roles of team members in the design and implementation of ACC systems and AT.

This online learning environment is designed in response to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regulations requiring that all licensed Special Education Teachers participate in professional development topics related to Assistive Technology as outlined within this wiki.