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779 Base Line Rd E
London, ON
N6C 5Y6
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519-685-8700
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Toll-Free: 1-866-590-8822
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Fax: 519-685-8705
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2022: Suggest an edit

Application

Referral required

Current clients - Speak with child's therapist about referral and fill out referral questionnaire together

Non-current clients - Fill out questionnaire together with community therapist * families should call if they don't have a community therapist

Eligibility / Target Population

Children and youth who are unable to communicate effectively trough speech and writing

Face-to-Face Communication - People who are non-verbal or who are verbal but are not understood and are purposefully using 20+ symbols for their daily needs

Face-to-Face Communication - Access - People who are non-verbal or not understood and have difficulty physically reaching or pointing symbols which affects the number of symbols they use to communicate * must have known preferences and be using symbols to intentionally communicate

Writing - People who have a physical disability that affects their ability to write and/or type, and have the literacy skills to write and have home writing needs but are unable to use pencil and paper and are unable to use a standard keyboard and mouse

Fees

Set fees * publicly-funded services available to those who are eligible * funding may be available throug the Assistive Devices Program

Languages

English ; French

Area Served

Southwestern Ontario

Accessibility

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Description of Services

Assessment and consultation services for children and youth who are unable to communicate effectively using speech or writing * services provided speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, communication disorders assistants, rehabilitation technologists, and a written communication instructor * clinicians may prescribe a variety of augmentative strategies, including technology to support face-to-face and written communication that be can be bought or leases for home and community use

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