Services for Assistive Technology – Communication


  • Children and adolescents 0-17 years old (or 18-21 years old if still attending a specialized school)
  • Motor or language-impaired clients with significant and persistent disabilities which limit their ability to communicate (verbally or in written) or to access their environment.
  • Registered or not in another program at the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre

Services offered

An interdisciplinary team consisting of a speech and language pathologist, an occupational therapist, and a technical assistant, provides specialized services to support the referring partners, including:

  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Training
  • Clinical follow-up and technical support
  • Recommendations regarding technical aids and technology for oral, non-verbal, and written communication, telephone adaptations and environmental controls
  • Equipment trials and loan
  • Collaboration with SAT-Motor for wheelchair integrated systems

Services are offered at

  • primarily at the Mackay site
  • the student' school and/or home under special circumstances

To access services

  • To be eligible for services, an individual must have a specific diagnosis related to a motor or language impairment and report significant and persistent disabilities which limit their ability to communicate or to access to their environment.
  • The referral source must include a Speech and Language Pathology or Occupational Therapy report documenting functional status, areas of impairment and needs, and the  Referral form (click to download) also available by contacting the SAT-COM clinical coordinator at extension 2190.
  • Request for Services Form.
  • All documents must be sent to admissions (AEO).

To make a request for services

Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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