Augmentative Communication & Assistive Technology Center

Augmentative Communication
& Assistive Technology Center

Enabling Technology

State of the art assessment tools

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Overcoming Barriers to Personal Independence

Communication is vital for personal independence and when supports are required the Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Center at the Lakeview School is ready to assist!

Leading-edge communication devices are put to use at the Center to help students overcome challenges associated with speech and language deficits.

Established in 1982 as the first of its kind in New Jersey, the Center provides expert assessment as well as assistance and guidance in navigating third party payment systems, such as medical insurances and government benefits.


  • Assessment with the most current, state-of-the-art augmentative technologies including eye gaze (ie: Tobii Dynavox), tablet devices and speech recognition software
  • Consultations for appropriate augmentative communication devices and assistive technology systems
  • Ongoing training and support for families and professional staff
  • Resource center for professionals, families and school districts
  • Software and technology to support academic performance and life skills
  • Assessment of methods of access for computers and software
  • Practical applications of assistive technology
  • In-house inventory of augmentative devices, equipment and technological supports surpassing $500,000.00 in value


  • Assistance and advocacy for third party funding for equipment
  • Equipment loans for trial and evaluation
  • Consultations with physician consultants on procurement of appropriate equipment


  • Expand educational opportunities
  • Improve functional capabilities
  • Increase communication skills and expressive abilities
  • Enhance academic skills
  • Improve quality of life and social interaction

Augmentative Communication Equipment Lending Program

The first of its kind in New Jersey! This program provides opportunities to borrow a wide variety of communication systems.

Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Specialists Hold:

  • American Speech-Language & Hearing Association Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech and Language Pathology
  • Advanced certification through Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America as Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP)
  • NJ State Licensure in Speech Language Pathologist
  • NJ Department of Education Certifications as Speech and Language Specialists

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