Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Finding the right communication tool for your child to thrive

DMG Children’s Rehabilitative Services (DMG CRS) offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for our patients who are nonspeaking or whose speech is severely impaired.

What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication?

AAC includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. Speech generating devices (SGDs) are used to support or supplement oral communication.

Our AAC team will conduct a comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluation to determine the medical necessity of a communication device for your child. And with health plan approval, the team will complete follow-up and training services based on the language goals specific to your child’s needs.

Your child’s AAC team will include a:

Our goal is to help your child communicate with your family and others as easily as possible. We’ll partner with you to find the right device to support confident communication for your child.

Appointments

To schedule your child’s appointment for an augmentative and alternative communication assessment, call: (602) 914-1520.

To refer a patient for an AAC evaluation, please call (602) 914-1520 or complete this referral form and fax or email as indicated on the form.

For your convenience, DMG CRS AAC services are on-site at DMG CRS at Park Central Mall.

3141 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 100
Phoenix AZ, 85013
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri.: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Holiday hours of operation may vary.  Please call us for more information.

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