Service

AACcelerate Program

The AACcelerate Program provides comprehensive speech and occupational therapy services to children with complex communication needs, which impact their ability to access functional communication. Our intensive style AAC program will assist in jumpstarting your child’s communication skills. 

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Program Overview

With our AACelerate program we meet each child where they are on their journey towards independent communication, and provide comprehensive evaluations to set goals for the program. We provide feature matching of high- and/or low-tech communication system components to meet your child’s language and access needs. 

Upon program completion, you will receive a communication roadmap outlining equipment recommendations, strategies to carry over at home, and a care coordination plan modeling their language system for all caregivers and providers.

Program Components

  • 4 weeks, 2-3 hours per day, 3-4 days per week
  • Comprehensive ST/OT evaluations
  • Individualized video home program and communication roadmap
  • Consultative follow-up
  • Care coordination for therapy and equipment

Potential Goal Areas Include:

  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Functional communication
  • Alternative access (switch access, eye-gaze, etc.)
  • Comprehensive AAC feature matching
  • Seating and positioning
  • Motor planning
  • Functional vision
  • Environmental controls

Who Could Benefit?

Children who have the following conditions:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke/hemiplegia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Degenerative neuromuscular conditions
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism

Funding

CI’s Insurance Team works with various local and national insurance carries to fund the AACcelerate Program. We are happy to look into your individual plan and see how the program will be covered. CI also has an affordable out-of-pocket discount for the program.