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This topic continues to look at documenting the assessment process and preparing to get the AAC strategies into the classroom.
How SETT helps you with your documentation
Things to consider when writing your AAC assessment report
Implementation issues to consider – how will this work in practice?
Lots of professionals begrudge the report writing stage, but it provides a great opportunity for individuals and the team to reflect on what happened with any aspect of an AAC journey and to illustrate clearly the reasons why they selected the AAC solutions
Were they able to easily access the solutions tried?
What is your understanding of the issues involved?
What are you going to do next?
Who is going to fund the solution?
What training is required and who will provide it?
By writing in order from the top-down, you will create a trail of thought that helps you to gather your thoughts for the Assessment and Plan sections. It is not unusual to come up with new ideas and solutions while writing these notes. SOAP reports
are also easily read and can be combined if multiple people were involved in the assessment.
Try writing a brief SOAP report for Stefan using the above headings. You’ll have to really use your imagination as to what happened in the session, and what was said. Keep a copy in your reflective journal.
By using the SETT framework throughout, it is easier to write the documentation.
The report should consider the needs and level of understanding of the audience.
The report should justify the recommendations and provide tips to make sure that the solution is used to best benefit the child.
The report should also include a plan was to what is going to be done immediately, and how the solution should be implemented.