Resources for AAC Strategies and Tools (RAST) is a compilation of tools and strategies to assist teams in providing collaborative services in line with clinical knowledge and researched practices. RAST's purpose is to provide teams with concise user-friendly resources for organizing, teaching, and building teams that support users of AAC. Intervention supporting users of assistive technologies is a dynamic process (King, Baroody & Haymes, 1998; Beukelman & Mirenda,1992).
Choose from multiple resources and forms to fit your AAC users and teams
Share strategies and tools among all team members
Customize resources to fit AAC users of all abilities in an organized format
Deborah Burns-McCloskey, MA, CCC-SLP, Diane Russell, MS, CCC-SLP, Judith Lunger-Bergh, MA, CCC-SLP, and Kati Skulski, MS, CCC-SLP are Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) working with children and adults in the field of augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology individually and in association with a number of public and non-public agencies locally, nationally, and internationally. All are master clinicians in their field having extensive experience working with individuals with complex communication needs (CCNs) in school, clinic and home settings. As clinicians we collaborate with support teams providing AAC assessment, intervention and mentoring for SLPs, families and staff who work with individuals with CCNs.
We have authored and presented on a variety of topics in augmentative communication and assistive technology. Together, Deborah, Diane, Judith, and Kati created Resources for AAC Strategies and Tools (RAST) to provide AAC team members with tools and strategies based upon researched practices.