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Guide to Access Planning (GAP)

Guide to Access Planning (GAP)

Provides teens and young adults essential information to effectively advocate and be responsible for their communication access supports and, in particular, hearing assistance technologies.

Promote self-advocacy

The GAP program includes several assessments that can be used to identify information that is important to know and skills that teens and young adults should be able to do. The many resources of this program include tools such as:

  • The Self-Assessment tool is for teens and young adults to assess their knowledge, abilities and self-advocacy skills related to hearing and communication.
  • The GAP Transition Checklist covers twelve important areas that lead to self-advocacy and personal responsibility.
  • The Self-Assessment of Communication (SAC) and Significant Other Assessment of Communication (SOAC) forms provide two perspectives about the teen/young adult’s communication.
  • The Self-Advocacy Checklist addresses the development of self-advocacy skills that should be acquired at different age levels.
  • The sample Transition IEP demonstrates how these objectives can be included in the formal transition planning process
  • The personalized GAP notebook will organize pertinent information contained in the GAP program.