Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in educational and school services: socio-pedagogical professional educator and the transdisciplinary approach to complexity


Within the Italian educational and scholastic contexts, the commitment of the socio-pedagogical professional educator, as well as all the other specialties present in the multi-professional team of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), represents an essential point of observation. Therefore, the present article focuses on what kind of training and competences this professional figure requires in order to effectively contribute to the participation of the Person with Complex Communicative Needs (CCN) by supporting an effective use of AAC and, at the same time, it identifies in a transdisciplinary approach towards the complexity, intrinsic to educational work and severe disability, the way to foster a “rethinking” in the direction of improving the quality of inclusive processes.