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AAC Resources from Forbes AAC

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Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources
These resources aim to guide clinicians through the AAC assessment process.
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ProSlate vs iPad Justification
The ProSlate vs iPad Justification document is a valuable tool in the form of an Appeal Letter. It highlights the differences between the two with the structures and full details. Use this to make a case for your client if confronted by this type of denial. It is available to our members and can be downloaded once you have been approved.
Evaluation Report Template
Forbes AAC has developed this comprehensive, fillable, speech evaluation template covers required reporting elements point by point. Use as is or as a template for your own speech evaluation report. A comprehensive AAC evaluation is a required element in the funding process. Download this valuable tool by clicking on the image, it can be saved as a Word document.
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Evaluation Report Writing Guide
This report writing guide covers a narrative style report, addressing all of the elements required in a comprehensive speech evaluation. Use as a guide to writing your AAC speech evaluation reports. A comprehensive AAC evaluation is a required element in the funding process.
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As a member, you can now enjoy full access to software updates for grid sets, drivers, firmware and more. In addition, you can access helpful resources that are free!

Want to request a resource? Contact our Educational Program Developer at katiet@forbesaac.com 

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ProSlate vs iPad Comparison
Use ProSlate vs iPad Comparison document for a true head-to-head consideration between an iPad and the ProSlate. There are several relevant points between the two and this tool gives in-depth insight into the significant features and true advantages of the ProSlate speech generating device. 
AAC App Feature Comparison 2020
This  link will take you to a comprehensive Google Spreadsheet that shows an in-depth comparison of AAC apps.
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Feature-Matching Handout
Feature-matching in AAC assessment is an important component when identifying the most effective and efficient AAC system for AAC users. Learn more about feature-matching in this handout!
Feature-Matching Chart
This feature-matching chart was created to aid clinicians in the AAC assessment process. Download it here!

Funding Resources

Funding Resources
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Forbes AAC Quick Guide to Billing
This report writing guide covers a narrative style report, addressing all of the elements required in a comprehensive speech evaluation. Use as a guide to writing your AAC speech evaluation reports. A comprehensive AAC evaluation is a required element in the funding process.
Forbes AAC Funding Checklist
This checklist is a great resource for clinicians to have while they are completing the assessment process! Use this to keep track of the required documentation for a funding packet.
Forbes AAC Funding Process
Learn more about the funding process for a speech-generating device. Take a look at this resource that offers a brief, easy-to-understand snapshot of the funding process.
Getting a Device Overview
There are the steps to getting a speech generating device. This chart provides a visual overview of the step-by-step process!
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1-2-3 Steps for the Forbes AAC Funding Process
Use this simple guide for the most up-to-date methods of the funding process.

Adult Resources

Adult Resources
Working with the adult population? We've got you covered from low-tech to high-tech AAC resources. 
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WinSlate Set-Up Checklist
Use this when setting up an adult AAC user with the WinSlate.
Low Tech Medical Keyboard
Use this link to get a download a low-tech AAC Board. Low Tech AAC Boards are great option for when high-tech AAC isn't readily available. 
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Alternative Access Methods for ALS
For many of our WinSlate users, alternate access is important for maximizing independence. As a user’s access needs change, there are additional access options. Check out this resource on alternate access! 
ALS Resource
Learn more about best practice for AAC assessment and intervention when working with the ALS population in this resource from Forbes AAC!
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Pediatric Resources

Pediatic Resources
Take a look at these resources created for pediatric AAC users and those who support these individuals! 
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Modeling for AAC, or aided language stimulation, is an intervention strategy that has shown to benefit AAC users of many different ages, disabilities, and language skills (O’Neill et al., 2018). This resource can help you get started using this strategy!
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Brown’s Stages represent a framework of language development documented by speech-language theorist Roger Brown. The CoreWord™ system supports each essential language development milestone, providing progressively more advanced content from one level to the next.
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Use these practice sentences for each CoreWord™ level to jumpstart intervention!
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Want to jumpstart ideas on how to incorporate AAC at home, in therapy, or in the classroom? These resources can help! 
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Implementation Keyrings
These four printable implementation keyrings are a great AAC resource! These were designed to help guide clinicians and family members in AAC implementation. 
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Clinical Protocols
With play-based learning in mind, Forbes AAC created the Language Development Kits (LDK) as a companion accessory to an AAC user's speech generating device.

Using play-based motivators and professionally developed Clinical Protocols, the development kits create a systematic pathway to language acquisition. 

Check out this link to learn more Forbes AAC Language Development Kit and download the LDK page sets above!
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WinSlate and Spark Resources

Get the AAC fire started with Spark!
Spark, powered by MindExpress, for the WinSlate represents Forbes AAC's proprietary package of communication systems, assessment supports, educational resources, and access tools. These resources are designed to help anyone that is using Spark! 
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WinSlate and Spark Resources
Spark Quick Start Guide
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Spark vs Grid Comparison
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Spark - How to set up your phone
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Spark Remote Editing - Clinician
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How to power the WinSlate on/off:
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Spark Remote Editing - User
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How to adjust dwell for eye gaze users:
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Spark - How to save message
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How to calibrate for eye tracking for eye gaze users:
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How to Keep Your WinSlate Running at its Best!
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Opening Kinka Games from Spark
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Spark/Mind Express User Manual
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WinSlate for Kids Spanish product information
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How to create a profile in Kinka
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ProSlate Resources

ProSlate Resources

Where to start with the ProSlate
One of the many benefits of the ProSlate is the opportunity to access and trial several different communication systems and apps. This resource covers the many factors to consider when trialing AAC apps.
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Guided Access Resources
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CoughDrop Quick Reference Guide
ProSlate for Kids Spanish product information
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Language Development Kit Page Sets

Language Development Kit Page Sets
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Popular AAC App Cheat Sheets

Popular AAC app Cheat Sheets

Here are a few Cheat Sheets we have developed for some of the more popular AAC applications. Click on the image to get a full size PDF you can download and use or review as you need.
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Forbes AAC TAP Grid for iPad Text Talker
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