Provides assessment and consultation services to children and adults across Southern Alberta who are unable to meet their daily communication interaction needs (face to face communication, digital communication, telecommunications) due to developmental, degenerative, physical and/or sensory limitations.
Provides three streams of service:
- clinician-to-clinician consultation
- assessment and recommendations regarding augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools and strategies
- assessment and recommendations regarding alternate access
Does not assume a primary therapy team role. ACETS requires active participation from the client’s community therapy team (e.g., therapist, family, educator, school team member).
ACETS is one of four southern Alberta assessment centers to assess for funding eligibility through Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Speech Generating Communication Devices (SGCDs) Benefit Area. For details on the SGCD Benefit Area, please refer to the Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) website.