(AACP) Augmentative and Alternative Communication Profile

by Tracy M. Kovach, PhD

(AACP) Augmentative and Alternative Communication Profile

by Tracy M. Kovach, PhD
Benefits Assesses communication skills and helps design intervention for the ever-changing needs of people who use AAC systems
Ages 2 years and up
Admin time 60 to 90 minutes
Publish Date 2016
Qualifications Level C required.
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The AACP allows you to assess communication skills and design intervention for the ever-changing needs of people who use AAC systems. It has two functions: (1) Measures subjective, functional skills for developing communicative competence using AAC systems, retests skill level, and monitors progress, and (2) Guides intervention to help clients who use any type of speech-generating AAC system.

The AACP allows you to: identify areas of strength and those that need intervention; determine functional, long-range objectives and what steps are needed to achieve them; monitor individual performance over time; identify ways that AAC support team members can define and coordinate their roles for intervention programs; and identify and provide optimal learning environments.

Items are divided hierarchically into ability-based levels called Skill Set Levels in four Areas of Learning.

  • Operational Area of Learning: Assesses technical skills used to operate the AAC system
  • Linguistic Area of Learning: Evaluates receptive and expressive language skills used in the home and community
  • Social Area of Learning: Evaluates skills needed for social communication
  • Strategic Area of Learning: Evaluates the knowledge of what can be communicated and how best to communicate it, as well as compensatory strategies for effective communication

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