About the FIATS-AAC

The Family Impact of Assistive Technology Scale for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (FIATS-AAC) is a parent-report questionnaire designed to detect functional change associated with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions for children and youth, ages 3 to 18 years, and their families.  

The FIATS-AAC has 13 dimensions to measure overall and domain-specific functioning associated with AAC system use. The domains include seven child-related factors (behaviour, communication, contentment, doing activities, education, self-reliance, social versatility) and six parent- and family-related factors (caregiver relief, energy, family roles, finances, security, supervision). 

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