Ten Funding Myths Demystified! This article addresses 10 common misconceptions about the availability of funding and coverage for speech-generating devices (SGDs). Speech-language pathologists who will be evaluating individuals who can benefit from SGDs should become familiar with their responsibilities to ensure the process concludes with successful procurement of the recommended device. A reminder of ... Article
Article  |   June 10, 2016
Ten Funding Myths Demystified!
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Amy Goldman
    Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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  • Financial: Amy Goldman is the Co-Director of the Institute on Disabilities and an Associate Professor at Temple University.
    Financial: Amy Goldman is the Co-Director of the Institute on Disabilities and an Associate Professor at Temple University.×
  • Nonfinancial: Amy Goldman has previously published in this subject area. Segments of this information have previously been presented in conferences (Funding for SGDs - Medicare) and webinars (AAC and the IEP)
    Nonfinancial: Amy Goldman has previously published in this subject area. Segments of this information have previously been presented in conferences (Funding for SGDs - Medicare) and webinars (AAC and the IEP)×
Article Information
Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Practice Management / Part 1
Article   |   June 10, 2016
Ten Funding Myths Demystified!
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2016, Vol. 1, 6-9. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG12.6
History: Received February 8, 2016 , Revised April 12, 2016 , Accepted May 1, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2016, Vol. 1, 6-9. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG12.6
History: Received February 8, 2016; Revised April 12, 2016; Accepted May 1, 2016

This article addresses 10 common misconceptions about the availability of funding and coverage for speech-generating devices (SGDs). Speech-language pathologists who will be evaluating individuals who can benefit from SGDs should become familiar with their responsibilities to ensure the process concludes with successful procurement of the recommended device. A reminder of ethical practices and additional resources are provided to the reader.

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