Thinking about Thinking for AAC

What is Thinking about Thinking for AAC?

Thinking about Thinking for AAC (TAT4AAC) is an interactive online resource that summarizes current research from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and cognition.  

  • It gives you citations to research articles about the cognitive demands of specific features of AAC tools/devices.  
  • It was developed to help clinicians think about and compare the cognitive demands of AAC tools/devices.   
  • It is NOT an assessment tool.  
  • It is NOT a list of cognitive skills needed before AAC technology is introduced or device trials and purchases occur.  
  • It is NOT a base to remove AAC options for people who may rely on AAC tools/devices.

Visit the Thinking about Thinking for AAC online resource here.

There are two parts:  

  1. An interactive library to search for and select articles about AAC features and cognitive demands. 
  2. A printable annotated bibliography that summarizes your chosen articles. 

The TAT₄AAC also provides information about: 

About Us

We are the REKNEW research lab at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). REKNEW: Realizing Expressive KNowledge in Everyone With Communication Impairments. Our work addresses the complex communication needs of individuals with developmental or acquired disabilities.

The content of this website was developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant #90RE5017) awarded to the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) from 2014-2019. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this site do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.