REACH Communication Services

From speech and language assessments and therapy to assistive technologies, coaching, and training, we offer a range of services to help children and adults communicate more effectively.

Connect, Communicate, Laugh, and Learn

Communication enables us to connect with others and develop important relationships. To help children and adults with disabilities or communication challenges discover and learn the most efficient means of communication for them, we use strategies that increase the person’s use of speech, body language, and technology.

Sessions are conducted on site at the REACH Communication Therapy and Education Center, unless otherwise noted. Speech and language services and Assistive Technologies may be covered by your insurance policy. Contact your insurance company to understand your coverage.

Here are a few of the services that we provide to our clients and families:

Speech and Language Assessment

Assessments can include standardized testing, observations, inventories, and a report. Each assessment takes a different amount of time; our goal is to provide you a complete evaluation of your needs.

Speech and Language Therapy

We provide speech, language, and augmentative communication services. Therapy is with certified staff and is designed to create a more communicative environment and can include:

  • Speech therapy
  • Oral motor therapy
  • Language development
  • Use of FC and fading
  • Coaching of communication partners

Sessions last one clinical hour (50 minutes) or one half hour.

Augmentative and Assistive Technology Assessment and Support

Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) evaluations include:

  • Interview
  • Observation at your location
  • Assessment of low tech, mid tech, and high tech systems
  • Reporting

REACH is able to work with high tech communication system vendors to assist in funding your equipment. We also provide AAC/AT support; for example, we teach people how to use their equipment more efficiently.

Communication Coaching

Coaching, which is provided by trained staff, helps explain a person's communicative needs to his or her support and communication partners. The goal is to help achieve the greatest level of communication possible with the least amount of support. Coaching is conducted at our site or at the client's home.

Communication Training Seminars

REACH communication seminars are designed for both small and large group trainings. Topics often include:

  • Inclusion
  • Being a Communication Partner
  • Facilitated Communication
  • Communication and Processing for People with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Creating a Communicative Environment
  • Customized Communication Topics

Seminars occur at our site in a classroom setting or at your location and typically last three hours or two days, depending on your goals.

View future communication training dates.

Digital Consultations

Clients can provide a video of themselves and their communication partners for REACH review. Following the review, we'd schedule a one-hour phone consultation and provide a written summary afterward. The cost for digital consultations is determined on an individual basis prior to the service.

REACH Brochures of Services

Download our printable brochures to share with your family.

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