Guide to Access Planning (GAP)

Guide to Access Planning (GAP)

Professional support is critical to assisting teens and young adults in developing personal responsibility and self-advocacy skills. The purpose of GAP is to provide essential information to effectively advocate and be responsible for one’s communication access supports and, in particular, hearing assistance technologies.


Asset: GAP - Guide to Access Planning

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Asset: GAP - Guide to Access Planning

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Your benefits

  • Three dedicated sections for professionals, parents and teens & young adults
  • Produced by a team of audiologists and deaf educators
  • Get access to 45+ guides, forms, checklists and other practical resource materials

Promote self-advocacy

The GAP program includes several assessments that can be used to identify information that is important to know and skills that individuals should be able to do. Your assistance to complete these assessments and the accompanying planners is critical to the effectiveness of this program. The many resources of this program include tools such as:

  • The Self-Assessment tool is best used with 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.


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