Choosing a communication device involves Feature Matching. That is, the features of the device matches the communication needs resulting from the individual's disability. A feature matching assessment starts with identifying the needs of the individual and matching the needs with the features of a communication device or system. Special Education Technology British Columbia offers a table of considerations for AAC solutions which covers cognitive, linguistic, and literacy abilities, symbol sets, access, device outputs and tasks required to be completed and pairs this information with AAC features.
SCATP offers an AAC App Comparison Chart that breaks down AAC Apps by the features each offers.
Mid Tech and High Tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication Products
See these pages for device options:
- AAC Tech Connect
- Try out a communcation device before you buy it. Contact the SCATP Device Loan Program.