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Transitions encompass future planning for predicted changes for the child or young person as well as ongoing changes in technology.

Future planning

This refers to any future planning including expected change, how you intend the future AAC system to look and function, and how the child or young person may be communicating. It also includes changes in the environment or setting such as changes in educational provision or staff providing services. Findings suggest that expected change in the child or young person’s future influenced decision-making.

Technology change

This describes the influence of technology change. How it has or will influence future decision making. Technology change includes transitions across different AAC systems for the child or young person. It also includes society’s awareness or understanding of technology and AAC and how awareness is changing over time. Finally, it also includes obsolescence and technology advancement (as well as wishlists for advancement).

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