What is the difference between AT and AAC?

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Mar. 1, 2022Updated Sep. 13, 2022

Assistive Technology (AT) and Assistive and Augmentative Communication (AAC) are two separate types of assessments. Dr. Sarah Pelangka, special education advocate and owner of KnowIEPs, explains that one looks at ways to help a student access the academics with additional tools and services, while the other strictly deals with communication.

To learn more from Dr. Pelangka about assessments, click here! You can also read more about AAC in our article Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Programs and Devices.

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