Augmentative and Alternative Communication
What to Expect
COVID-19: What to Expect for Your Child’s Safety at In-Person Appointments
We’ve made a lot of changes to our facilities to protect our patients, families and staff from Covid-19.
Visitor restrictions at all our locations
At all of our clinics, we recommend that only one parent or caregiver accompany a patient to their appointment. However, if two caregivers need to come along, we will allow it at this time. Siblings who are younger than 12 months are also allowed to come along. Siblings of any other age are not allowed to come along, and we do not allow more than two caregivers without an exception.
- When you come for your appointment, you will see that we’re requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, cleaning check-in and registration desks between visits, screening for symptoms at all entrances and have set up our spaces to encourage social distancing.
- Watch what to expect at your clinic visit during COVID-19 (video).
- Learn more about the rest of the safety measures we have in place.
If you are a parent or caregiver, call 206-987-2104 and speak with our Family Service Coordinator about setting an appointment for an AAC evaluation.
- You will need a referral for an AAC evaluation from your child's primary care provider.
- Someone will call you to ask you questions for why you are requesting an AAC evaluation. Please note: we do not offer ongoing therapy services. You can ask for a list of community providers in your area that offer ongoing therapy.
- We will ask you to send us copies of school or other records to help us get to know your child better before you come to your evaluation. These may include an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), an Individualized Education Program (IEP), speech and language assessments, community therapist progress notes, and other records.
For information on visiting Seattle Children's clinics, please see Your Child's Clinic Visit.