FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AAC?
According to the American Speech and Hearing Association, AAC can be defined all of the ways that someone communicates besides talking. People of all ages can use AAC if they have trouble with speech or language skills. Augmentative means to add to someone’s speech. Alternative means to be used instead of speech.
WHO IS A "GOOD FIT" FOR AAC?
In short, ANYONE is a candidate for using AAC, especially if their verbal speech is not meeting their daily communication needs. AAC modalities can be used across the lifespan (children, teens, adults). People with the following diagnosis may benefit from the use of AAC systems:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT EXAMPLES OF AAC?
There are a lot of different types of AAC, some of which we use on an everyday basis! AAC systems are typically split into 3 sub-categories:
No-Tech or Low-Tech AAC:
Paper communication boards
Static voice-output communication boards
Communication App on an iPad or tablet
WHO DOES ACP WORK WITH?
Augmentative Communication Partners works with pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. All are welcome!
WHERE DOES ACP PROVIDE SERVICES?
Services are provided in the comfort of your home after school hours or on weekends. Augmentative Communication Partners will travel to most areas in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. ACP also provides virtual (teletherapy) services for New York residents as needed.
WHAT PAYMENT FORMS DO YOU ACCEPT?
ACP is a private pay provider. We accept payments via cash, check or Venmo.
DOES ACP TAKE INSURANCE OR RELATED SERVICE AGREEMENTS (RSA)?
ACP does not accept health insurance or RSAs at this time. However, monthly invoices are provided for you to submit to insurance company for reimbursement. It is the client's responsibility to submit all necessary paperwork should you seek reimbursement from your insurance. Please contact Alanna directly for further information regarding payment and pricing.