Accessibility
Hamilton Health Sciences
Technology Access Clinic (TAC)
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Who We Are:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Communicative Disorder Assistants
  • Rehabilitation Technologists
  • Program Secretary
  • Business Clerk

What We Do:

  • Assess client needs and abilities for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Determine eligibility for Assistive Devices Program (ADP) funding (Scroll down to Funding for more information.)
  • Prescribe the most appropriate communication and writing system, and access method for clients
  • Recommend strategies for using the AAC system
  • Train facilitators who assist the client in using their AAC system
  • Provide ongoing support for the client, family, school and others to promote communication in all daily living activities
  • Provide technical support in the client's environment(s)
  • Host workshops and presentations for clients and caregivers
  • Offer information regarding AAC, specialized access and communication technology for community groups, school boards
  • Provide student placements

We Value: 

  • the worth of all clients referred to Hamilton Health Sciences and respect their right to communicate;
  • a client-centered and collaborative partnership, where needs are jointly identified, goals are agreed upon and decisions and actions are taken by all parties involved;
  • capacity-building through a team approach, which provides clinical expertise and resources needed to attain the best communication and writing solution for our clients.

Funding:

During our assessment process, we determine a client's eligibility to receive ADP funding for the lease or purchase of a communication aid or writing system. The most appropriate system for the client and family is prescribed to meet personal communication needs in the home.

Individuals with a primary diagnosis of Learning Disability are not eligible for ADP funding.

Click on the tab Funding for AAC on the left for more information.

 

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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