Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) comes in many shapes, sizes, and levels of complexity. No-tech and low-tech AAC — such as gestures and communication boards — can help many people with their needs. But there are also cases where high-tech AAC might be a more appropriate fit. People with speech or language impairments caused by aphasia, traumatic brain injury, autism, or any of several other conditions often rely on high-tech AAC to help them communicate more effectively.
If you’re here, you might be wondering how to get an AAC device to try for yourself or a loved one. While the barrier to entry to no-tech and low-tech AAC is relatively low, acquiring a high-tech AAC device might require a few more steps and a bit more effort. In part, that’s because high-tech AAC tools are often medically prescribed with the help of a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP). But just because high-tech AAC requires more steps doesn’t mean that it must be difficult. Here’s a look at the process for getting a Lingraphica AAC device.
Getting In Touch
The first step is as simple as reaching out. If you have an SLP and they think you might be a good fit for a Lingraphica AAC device, they can reach out on your behalf. But if you don’t have your own SLP, you (or a loved one or caregiver) can get the ball rolling just by contacting us, providing a few details, and scheduling a free consultation.
Trying A Device
If our consultation reveals that you could be a good fit, we’ll ship out a device to try for free and teach you how to use it. Over multiple weeks, you’ll work alongside one of our SLPs to familiarize yourself with a device and how it can accommodate your needs and your lifestyle. We’re available the whole time to help you set AAC goals, troubleshoot, and discover your version of success.
Getting Your Device
After trying a device, if it’s the right fit for you and you’re interested in getting your own permanent AAC device, we will facilitate getting an SLP’s recommendation for it. Lingraphica communication devices are funded by Medicare, Medicaid, VAs, commercial insurance, and others. We also offer financial assistance for out-of-pocket expenses. In fact, 97% of our device users paid nothing.
Lingraphica AAC devices help you improve your communication, speech, and quality of life. By using a device, you can express what you want to say in several different ways. Practice your speech and comprehension through a series of activities, videos, and quizzes. Or connect with others and become more independent by bringing your device with you wherever you go. If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about Lingraphica devices, our team is standing by to chat.
Lingraphica Can Help
We help adults with speech and language impairments to reconnect with family and friends, improve communication, and live their best lives. Call us at 866-570-8775 or visit the link below to get started.