This course describes how to document augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessment outcomes and treatment planning for adult clients, in order to obtain funding of a speech-generating device (SGD) via Medicare or other third-party payers. Medicare SGD coverage, access methods to assess, required evaluation report elements, and client competencies to target in goals and treatment are discussed.
Course created on April 18, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe Medicare’s coverage of a SGD and list the 7 elements required for inclusion in an AAC evaluation report.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 5 different AAC access methods and features that should be considered as part of an AAC evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the 4 different AAC competencies and how these relate to goal writing.
|5-20 Minutes||AAC basic concepts|
|20-30 Minutes||SGD access methods|
|30-40 Minutes||AAC evaluation and feature matching|
|40-65 Minutes||Medicare report writing requirements|
|65-85 Minutes||AAC treatment planning & goal writing|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kim Winter is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT. She has more than 25 years of experience, working exclusively with adults in the medical setting. Kim provides services in the Outpatient Department, as well as the Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Clinics, providing interventions to individuals with motor neuron diseases, muscular dystrophies and Parkinsonian disorders. Much of her career has been spent providing AAC services to adults with a wide variety of both acquired and developmental disabilities. She has served as a guest lecturer for the graduate level AAC class at the University of Connecticut and in 2011 was selected as a co-presenter on ALS and Management of Dysphagia at the ASHA National Convention. She also manages an AAC lending program within the state of CT, providing AAC devices free of charge to those in need. Kim is a member of ASHA’s Augmentative/Alternative Communication Special Interest Group (SIG 12) and previously served on its Professional Development Committee.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
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