Assessing Students with Complex Communication: An Alternative Approach

Presented by AAC Clinical Supervisors (3 hrs)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define “Alternative Assessment” and describe how it differs from a “Developmental Assessment”
  • Become familiar with Patterns of Strength and Weakness (PSW) approach to assessment
  • Identify a variety of tools and strategies which can be used to conduct an alternative assessment
  • Use a Collaborative Assessment Matrix to analyze information, identify strengths and challenges, and develop appropriate goals/objectives
  • This training is most beneficial when members of the IEP team attend together