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Step by Step (AAC battery operated)

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?

Augmented communication and access

Where is this equipment used?

Home, school and community.

Who does this equipment belong to?

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust or or Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team, depending on how funded.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

Up to 7 years.

Who recycles this equipment?

Speech and Language Therapy Team or Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team.

How is it recycled? What is the process used?

Data is cleared and equipment cleaned.

Is regular maintenance required?

Yes, batteries are renewed.

Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

Speech and Language Therapy Team or Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team.

Is regular cleaning required?

Yes.

Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

The client or their carer.

How is cleaning undertaken?

Screen wipes and alcohol wipes.

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

Termly.

Who should review the equipment?

The Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Are regular reviews and maintenance undertaken?

Yes.

What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?

It should be returned to The Speech and Language Therapy Team or Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team, depending on how funded.

Is insurance required?

No.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Speech and Language Therapy
Telephone
01902 444363
E-mail
rwh-tr.Speech-And-Language@nhs.net
Website
SALT

Where to go

Name
The Gem Centre
Address
Neachells Lane
Wednesfield
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV11 3PG

Other Details

Costs

Details
Equipment is funded via Speech and Language Therapy budget or Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team.

Availability

Age Ranges
2 - 19
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Who can make referrals for assessment for equiment?

If Speech and Language Therapy Team funded the referral must be made from the service.

If Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team funded referrals can be made by Speech, Lanaguage and Therapy Service, carers and schools.

How is assessment accessed?

By contacting Speech and Language Therapy or Wolverhampton AAC Assessment and Support Team.

How is need assessed?

Through a full communication and needs assessment.

How long will the assessment take and when will be the equipment be provided?

Assessment and provision of equipment will take place within a term.

Will equipment be provided new or recycled?

Usually new, but may recycle returned equipment.

How is equipment provided?

Equipment will be delivered.

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?

Yes.

Record Last Updated on: 11/12/2020

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