Ace Centre offers independent interdisciplinary assessments to identify appropriate assistive technology resources for people with physical and/or communication impairments to support their communication and learning. The aim of each assessment is to work in partnership with the individual, their family and involved professionals to identify appropriate assistive technology to support communication and learning. Ace Centre has an assessment and training team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Teachers and Technicians. A completed referral form is required in support of any assessment requested. The referral form can be downloaded in PDF format here or Word format here.
The referral form should be completed in as much detail as possible to support the assessment and training team in planning and preparing for the assessment. It may help if the individual and all those who support him/her meet together to discuss the aims of the assessment prior to completing the referral.
A recent video of the individual is requested to support the referral. This will help the assessment and training team in planning for the assessment and determining what equipment may be required. Ideally, the video should aim to show the individual:
- interacting and communicating with others (showing any resources they use)
- accessing a computer or other technology
- completing activities that demonstrate the physical movements they are capable of
- in the typical range of positions they work in.
Videos can be emailed to us or sent on DVD / USB to our postal address. Please call our office to arrange delivery of your video.
For details on cost for this service please see Payment Form .