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Consider, Try, And Trial: What Is The Difference?


  Posted on Nov 15, 2021 - 2:20pm

Consideration of alternatives: As part of an SGD evaluation, the SLP must discuss other device alternatives that could be used to treat the client’s condition. Consideration of alternatives, fir...


    AAC Funding


In an attempt to secure funding for an SGD, an SLP may be met with a deferral or denial from a funding source, where the information provided somehow did not meet the requirements of the funding sourc...


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It's a question we hear fairly often: Keyguards? TouchGuides? KeyGuides? What are they? How are they different? How do I know what to buy? Keyguards, TouchGuides, KeyGuides: A Definition Keyguards, ...


    AAC Funding   -  keyguard, touchguide, keyguides, whats the difference, aac, talker, aac device guides


Before setting out to write a report for a speech generating device (SGD) for your client, you must identify the funding source or sources that your client is eligible for, as well as the correspondin...


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Telling The Story Behind The Trial Data


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:53pm

Several funding sources including many private insurance plans and state Medicaid programs, require a device trial to objectively show the client’s ability to use the recommended SGD as part of ...


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Is your client considering upgrading to a new device? Here are some questions you can ask and considerations to be made when making a request for a new device: Before considering replacement: Has ...


    AAC Funding   -  speech generating device, sgd, sgd repair, sgd replacement, replace talker, repair talker, repair speech device, replace speech device


Least Costly Equally Effective Alternative


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:46pm

Least costly equally effective alternative, or LCEEA, is a valuable phrase to understand when putting together evaluation report. LCEEA is defined as the least costly, equally effective SGD alternati...


    AAC Funding   -  sgd, speech generating device, sgd alternatives


Standardized Assessment In AAC Evaluations


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:44pm

— by Beth Studdiford Standardized Assessment is defined on the ASHA website as an empirically developed evaluation tool with established reliability and validity. Formal testing may be useful f...


    AAC Funding   -  aac, alternative and augmentative communication, aac evaluations, standardized evaluations, aac assessments


Establishing Medical Necessity In Your SGD Report


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:41pm

Establishing the medical necessity of an SGD for your client is the primary goal of your SGD evaluation report and it can be a daunting task. What are medically based funding sources looking for in SG...


    AAC Funding   -  medical necessity, speech generating devices, evaluation, sgd evaluation, aac evaluation