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Children's Services

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Refer a student for an assessment:

 
  AAC Intake Form  

 
  Intake Form - Curriculum Access  


AAC (Augmented and Alternative Communication) Evaluations:
 focus on functional communication. Students who have difficulty with speech and communication will benefit from AAC recommendations, such as “low tech” solutions such as a letter board, or something as sophisticated as an eye gaze communication device.

Assistive Technology Intake Form- Curriculum Access Evaluations: 
mainly support curriculum access. Students who have difficulties with language, learning, reading, or handwriting, benefit from AT evaluations; the AT specialists will recommend apps or software programs that will read out loud, help the students with organizing their thoughts, etc. 

Teenage girl uses an AAC device
Why choose Easterseals MA?

Our AT and AAC experts help ensure that assistive technology, including iPads, apps, tablets, computers, dedicated speech generating devices, access equipment and low tech aids, will meet your students’ curriculum and Augmentative Communication needs. Our Schools staff consists of Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistive Technology Specialists, and they will work collaboratively with your school team to identify effective solutions and support the student in reaching their goals.

We assist school staff with the following:

Dedicated Expertise

Do you have students with expressive communication and comprehension needs?
Request an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation or Consultation

Do you have students with technology access and educational technology needs?
Request an Assistive Technology (AT) Evaluation for Curriculum Access

We offer assessments, consultations and training tailored to your students’ developmental and educational needs.


AUGMENTATIVE & ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION

The Easterseals Massachusetts Augmentative Communication (AAC) Program provides comprehensive evaluation and consultation services to children and adults who are non-speaking or otherwise having difficulty using their speech for communication.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN PROGRAMS

This program provides access to low interest cash loans for the purchase of assistive devices and services to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with disabilities as well as assistance with obtaining AT devices. Click for more.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY REGIONAL CENTER (ATRC)

People with and without disabilities and their families can see, touch, learn and borrow assistive technology devices to make more informed decisions regarding the technology that will meet their needs. Click for more.


For more information, contact Easterseals MA at info@eastersealsma.org or call 800-244-2756 

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