Providing access to computers and speech generating devices for those that need help writing and speaking.
Augmentative and Alternative
Our expert team provides assessment, prescription, equipment trials, ADP funding authorization and training for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the use of communication technology to enhance speech or to provide an alternative means of communication when speech is not possible or functional. AAC also includes the use of computerized devices to assist with written communication when manual handwriting is not possible or functional, regardless of whether or not the person can speak.
The delivery of AAC services involves a specialized interdisciplinary team that provides assessment, prescription, equipment trial, ADP funding authorization and training for AAC devices. The team consists of: Speech-Language Pathologists, Communicative Disorders Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Technologists. These disciplines work together collaboratively with the client throughout assessment and intervention.
This program is partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Assistive Devices Program. Clients from our grant funded programs including ALS, MS, Stroke and Parkinson’s are covered under this publicly funded program. Other clients will be seen on a fee for service basis for access to this program.
A therapist’s (OT or SLP) referral is preferred and patients are accepted on a case by case basis at any point of the continuum of care.
For more information please call:
ATC Baycrest at 416-784-3600 or ATC Sunnybrook at 416-480-5756