This course will discuss information (e.g., AAC types, features, access methods, evaluation elements) that is necessary to accurately document augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessment outcomes for funding of a device via Medicare, which is the largest funding source of speech generating devices (SGDs). However, the content of this course is also applicable for SLPs working with clients who need AAC funding from any third-party payer source.
Course created on February 13, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to define 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 identify a minimum of 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 describe a minimum of 2 differences between mid-tech and high-tech AAC systems.
|5-20 Minutes||AAC Basic Concepts|
|20-30 Minutes||SGD Access Methods|
|30-40 Minutes||AAC Evaluation and Feature Matching|
|40-60 Minutes||SGD E codes; Mid-tech vs. High-tech SGDs|
|60-85 Minutes||Medicare Report Writing Requirements|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP
Kim Winter is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT. She has more than 20 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. Kim is a member of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) and is on the Professional Development Committee for ASHA’s Augmentative/Alternative Communication Special Interest Group (SIG12).
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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