Some children have challenges speaking verbally or writing effectively and would benefit from using augmentative and alternative communication devices. Our Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) General Level Clinic helps children, youth and their families find ways to communicate. The Ministry of Health Assistive Devices Program authorizes us to provide appropriate AAC services to children and youth with home based complex communication needs.
The team is made up of a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapists and Communication Disorders Assistants all with additional training in AAC. Together the team supports children, youth and their families who have communication challenges through the prescription and customization of AAC devices, training and consultation in all environments over time. For our clients on our AAC caseload who turn 19 years of age, we will continue to follow them if they have ongoing communication needs that can best be met by our service.
How to make a referral to the AAC Clinic?
Please read the Augmentative Communication Clinic (AAC) Information on Services and Referral Services (Part 1) for more detailed information. The following forms must be completed:
- (Part 2) Request for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic Referral Form
- (Part 3) Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Guided Assessment-Daily Communication Partners Form (Must be completed and included with referral)
Once completed FAX, mail or email the forms to mball@nullCTC-CK.com.
For more information on the referral process please contact the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham Kent 519-354-0520