Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the use of communication technology to enhance speech or 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 a Speech-Language Pathologist, a Communicative Disorders Assistant, an Occupational Therapist, and Technologists. These disciplines collaborate with the client throughout assessment and intervention.

REFERRAL REQUIREMENTS, FUNDING & COST

Please see the referral page.

Alternative methods of communication
Provide communicative independence
Strengthen confidence
Restore connection with loved ones, caregivers and peers

Ready for a Referral?

Download the referral document here, or share it directly with your physician if you know their email address.

Beginning April 1st

ATC Will Only Be Providing AAC Services

Beginning on April 1st, 2022, ATC will be permanently limiting its care to providing AAC services and will no longer be accepting referrals for neurology, seating and mobility, diet and nutrition, physiotherapy, or speech therapy.

Our AAC services will continue to operate from our new home – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre in Downtown Toronto – and is now open for referrals for all adult clients. We look forward to continuing our work through this program and encourage you to continue onto our website to learn more or to get in touch with our team.

Alternatively, if you are trying to reach one of the Neurologists who was previously working with ATC in support of a Movement Disorder or MS diagnosis, please feel free to contact them directly at 416 785 2500 Ext 2717, or fax your referral to 647 788 4886.