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Augmentative Communication

Augmentative communication is a system, other than writing, that allows an individual to make thoughts and needs known.

These augmentative communication systems range from low technology, such as custom-made picture boards, to high technology, such as computer-based systems. Speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists help the patient, family, school staff, and others determine how to best improve each patient's communication needs.

Augmentative Communication Services

  • Evaluation and documentation of communication need
  • Augmentative communication equipment trials
  • Insurance prior authorization/funding source assistance
  • Augmentative communication equipment setup, training, and customization

If patients have a limited ability to communicate or interact, no matter what their age or diagnosis, they may be a good candidate for our augmentative communication services. Typical conditions we serve include:

  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Anoxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome

Contact the Rehab Technology Center about Augmentative Communication

616.242.0342 or 800.211.4813


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