AAC Teaching Assistant (TA) Role
Areas of Responsibility and Specific Tasks within schools:
AAC use to adapt the curriculum: The way in which AAC is used to access the curriculum will differ from student to student depending on their ability levels and access needs. The AAC TA should be able to support the student by creating resources and adaptation using whichever AAC support has been agreed for the individual student. Resources should include presentation of facts (the text book/Power Point/Whiteboard key information in AAC format) and recording (individually differentiated so that the student can demonstrate knowledge with least physical effort necessary).
The AAC TA will need to keep up to date with changes in technology and opportunities that such changes might offer the student. Also, changes in the student’s needs in terms of access to technology will need constant monitoring and adjusting as necessary. The AAC TA should report any identified needs to the AAC coordinator.
Helping the Student to manage the school day:
This might involve:
Depending on the requirements of the school these might include:
Liaison and Meetings:
Depending on the requirements of the school tasks might include:
Areas of Responsibility and Specific Tasks around software use: