Thinking about Thinking for AAC


All humans are learners. Individuals have unique learning profiles. Learning to communicate is a basic human right. Learning to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology is complex. This online resource provides information by summarizing literature in the fields of AAC and cognition to support clinical decision-making.

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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.

The recommended citation for Thinking about Thinking for AAC (TAT4AAC) is:

Mooney, A., Kinsella, M., McLaughlin, D. E., & Fried-Oken, M. (2019). Thinking about Thinking for AAC. Retrieved from: