Dynamic Therapy Associates, Inc. is a family-focused speech language pathology practice. We provide articulation, language, oral-motor/feeding, and AAC services to our patients.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) play a pivotal role in enhancing communication for their students and securing the right Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device can be a critical step in this process. In this blog, we'll give you 3 main avenues through which SLPs can gain free access to devices for trials, ensuring informed decisions and tailored solutions.
a. PRC Saltillo: Offers a 90-day trial with the option to extend if a funding packet is in progress within the trial period. Plan ahead due to potential waiting lists.
b. Ablenet: Utilize their online portal to request a 4-week loaner device. Extensions are available in 2-week increments. Ablenet goes the extra mile by loaning access equipment like switches and keyguards.
c. Lincare AAC: Lincare extends a generous loan program, shipping a device for evaluation. If funding is pursued through Lincare, the student can keep the device until theirs is funded.
a. PRC Saltillo and Tobii Dynavox: Have representatives in various areas. In some regions, multiple representatives are available, ensuring accessibility for evaluations.
b. Control Bionics and Forbes Rehab Services: While these companies may have fewer representatives, they are willing to come out to evaluations, providing opportunities to try out their equipment firsthand.
a. TD Snap: Available for free to SLPs and educators working with individuals using AAC.
b. TouchChat and LAMP: These applications offer free access with a straightforward process on their respective websites.
c. Other App Developers: Many app developers are willing to grant access if they know you are in the evaluation phase.