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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
The Augmentative Communication Program sees patients in its new outpatient clinic Boston Children's at Waltham.
Boston Children's at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
The Augmentative Communication Program is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. To schedule an appointment call 781-216-2209.
When you call you will be asked for some background information which will help us determine if our center is best suited for your needs.
You will also be asked to fill out an intake questionnaire which asks for specific information regarding your medical, communication and education history. This intake questionnaire is provided below, or you can request that it be mailed to you.
As soon as this information is received and reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment date with the appropriate specialists.
You may meet with one or more specialists during your visit which may take one to three hours.
If possible please bring the following equipment:
Augmentative Communication Program staff includes speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and computer specialists, all having expertise in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Based upon intake information, you will meet with the appropriate specialists.
The following areas of functioning are typically considered within an evaluation:
Following an evaluation, clinicians recommend appropriate augmentative communication strategies and equipment consistent with each person's needs and abilities.
Recommendations typically include low-tech solutions, which may be combined with a speech output communication device, computer software, and/or alternative computer keyboard or mouse.
Augmentative Communication Program clinicians welcome input from and collaboration with care providers, Early Intervention and school personnel, local professionals, and private therapists.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”