Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Transdisciplinary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluations assess an individual's access and communication needs in order to allow those with communication disorders to express their medical wants and needs. The goal of AAC is to achieve the most effective communication possible for the individual through use of picture based supports, lite tech supports and/or dynamic speech generating devices. CHoR therapists have access to a wide variety of current communication devices and the most recent evidence-based AAC practices. The team provides evaluation, patient and caregiver training and on-going support tailored to each individual and their needs.
Caregiver participation is an essential part of successful use of AAC. The AT Clinic team has developed the following caregiver activities to support AAC at home and in the community:
Referrals and Location
AAC referrals can be made by physicians, school systems, families, employers and through self referral.Call (804) 228-5985 to register and receive an intake packet. Important information including medical and educational history, environments (e.g. work, school, home) and an AT history are collected before the evaluation is scheduled.
The Assistive Technology Program is located at the Brook Road Campus.
Assistive technology treatment is also available at CHoR's therapy centers.
This program is accredited by The Joint Commission as part of an ambulatory survey process.