TIES Inclusive Practices Series (TIPS): Preparing the AAC User for the Next Grade (#25)


For students who are non-speaking and communicate using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), it is important to support their communication needs during grade level transitions to ensure that the academic, social, and communication gains continue into the next grade. This TIP provides concrete ideas to plan for successful grade level transitions for ACC Users.

Suggested Citation

Kearns, J. (2022, August). Preparing the AAC user for the next grade. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, TIES Center. https://publications.ici.umn.edu/ties/communicative-competence-tips/preparing-aac-user-for-next-grade


August 2022 
Tip Sheet 
TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Assistive/adaptive technology