Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluations

Most private insurance companies and Medicaid will fund Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AAC) for individuals who can no longer communicate using their voice due to a disability, injury, or disease. An AAC evaluation requires a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who is knowledgeable and willing to navigate the funding process. T.A.S.C. is fortunate to be able to utilize UCP’s speech therapists to provide these evaluations.

 

Services & Fees

 

AAC Consultation ($300, $25 per travel hour, and .50 cents per mile for locations more than 100 miles round-trip from UCP Huntsville offices)

This service is offered via telephone, email, *telepractice, onsite, and at the UCP Technology & Training Center.

AAC Consultation assists the IEP team with determining appropriate assistive technology tools to consider and explore based on the student’s unique needs and environment.

AAC Consultation includes:

Information forms for parents and schools;

Review of records (IEP, educational evaluations, therapy evaluations);

Interview of student’s IEP team (special education teacher, general education teacher, parents), via phone or telepractice;

A 2-3 page report with recommendations provided to the school upon completion;

Referrals for additional resources (short-term equipment loan via al.at4all.com and/or funding sources).

 

AAC Onsite Evaluation ($600, $25 per travel hour, and .50 cents per mile for locations more than 100 miles round-trip from UCP Huntsville offices)

AT/AAC Evaluation will provide a comprehensive assessment of all areas of student’s learning needs. Assistive technology recommendations and implementation goals will be provided based on working directly with the student. IEP team members should be available during the evaluation to answer questions.

Requires completion of Consultation prior to Evaluation.

Onsite Evaluation includes:

Onsite evaluation;

Observation of student in natural environment;

Working directly with student to try various programs and/or devices;

A 6-8 page report with information for recommendations and implementation will be provided to the school upon completion;

Completion of AAC evaluation to Medicaid, Medicare, or private medical insurance, if applicable.

 

AAC Evaluation at UCP Huntsville ($350)

AAC Evaluation will provide a comprehensive assessment of all areas of student’s learning needs. Assistive technology recommendations and implementation goals will be provided based on working directly with the student. IEP team members should be available during the evaluation process via phone, email, or telepractice to answer questions.

Requires completion of Consultation prior to Evaluation.

Evaluation at UCP Huntsville includes:

In-office evaluation;

Working directly with student to try various programs and/or devices;

A 6-8 page report with information for recommendations and implementation will be provided to the school upon completion;

Completion of AAC evaluation to Medicaid, Medicare, or private medical insurance, if applicable.

 

AAC *Telepractice Evaluation ($350)

*Telepractice (web-based conferencing) is a method of reaching students and individuals in any distant location. Telepractice is defined by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) as the use of technology to provide speech therapy services to remote regions. UCP’s T.A.S.C. program is now offering AAC consultations and evaluations via telepractice. To learn more, contact T.A.S.C. staff at 256-859-8300 or tasc@ucphuntsville.org.

 

 

Please email Ann Ruble, SLP, at aruble@ucphuntsville.org to request intake forms and scheduling.