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Overview of the Health-based Funding Programs that Cover Speech Generating Devices

Lew Golinker

Lew Golinker, Esq.,
Assistive Technology Law Center

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 Webcast Description

This presentation will discuss the key concepts or principles that support coverage and where applicable, the key issues related to SGD access. Those who participate will learn the key vocabulary used by each program to cover SGDs, the history of coverage; some coverage resources, such as web pages with additional information; and the role of the SLP related to SGD funding by each program.

 Additional Resources


Augmentative Communication News: Funding (December 2006)
This issue focuses on government funding for AAC devices around the world, and gives information about ten U.S. funding sources (pdf)



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