Augmentative Communication involves the use of techniques such as signs, gestures or pictures and technology such as voice output devices (talkers) or computers to help clients to communicate more effectively.Back to top
The Augmentative Communication Clinic features a multidisciplinary team comprised of Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Communication Disorder Assistants, Technologists and Teachers. Together, these experts are able to fully assess the needs of the clients and provide equipment and/or recommendations tailored to the unique communication challenges of each individual.
The clinic provides assessment of face to face and written communication skills. Consultation and support is provided to caregivers, primary therapists and community schools as needed.
Our Augmentative Communication Clinic is open to residents of Essex County up to the age of 21. Clients over age 21 will be seen on a case by case basis. Referrals are accepted from families, therapists, educators and other professionals. If a client is new to our centre, a medical referral is required.