FOUNDATIONS training comprises a set of free, on-demand modules to teach you essential foundation knowledge for implementing AAC. This is not device operational training, but comprehensive AAC education, to help you at all stages of the AAC process.

Our free ACCESS Training is a prerequisite to the Foundations modules, and will help you to better understand the content of this course. We strongly recommend completing the FOUNDATIONS courses in order, starting with Module 1. The content is designed for speech pathologists, but may be of interest to all members of the AAC team. Visit our website to find out about LIVE FOUNDATIONS TRAINING for your organisation.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • About this course

    • Learning outcomes

    • Summary, links & references

  • 2

    Assumptions and Attitudes

    • The Least Dangerous Assumption

    • Attitudes of Therapists

  • 3

    Assessment Considerations

    • The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)

    • ICF case study.pdf

    • Communication Competencies

    • Communication Competencies Quiz

    • Language Functions

    • Feature Matching

    • Access Methods

  • 4

    Assessment Tools and Techniques

    • Selecting Assessment Tools

    • The SETT Framework

    • The Participation Model

    • Useful Assessment Tools

    • Motivation to Communicate

  • 5

    Goal Setting

    • SMART goals

    • GAS goals

    • Useful Goal Setting Tools

    • Data Collection

  • 6


    • Conclusion & Summary Download