When you work in the acute and inpatient rehab settings, you don’t get much time with most of your patients. This can make AAC feel off-limits, but giving your patients a reliable way to communicate as soon as possible is empowering – for them and you.
Patients’ short time on caseload.
Save time with Lingraphica’s ready-to-go vocabulary templates for the acute and inpatient rehab settings.
A need to focus on dysphagia.
Dysphagia and AAC don’t have to be mutually exclusive! Start light-tech by using our dysphagia communication board, and learn even more by enrolling in our CEU course, “AAC in Acute Care: Maximizing Communication and Dysphagia Management”.
Patient isn’t “ready” to try AAC and achieving buy-in is difficult. If AAC is introduced, ensuring it is continued at the next level of care.
Patient going off caseload? Lingraphica will keep in touch with the patient to ensure their next SLP picks up where you left off. We can even provide training sessions to the patient and their family (free of charge!) to keep the momentum going.
Tips for Acute and Inpatient Rehab
- Light-tech communication boards can be great in this setting – but don’t limit yourself and your patient! It’s never too soon to introduce high-tech AAC. In fact, research shows that early introduction of AAC is best practice in aphasia rehabilitation
- Take advantage of your interdisciplinary team members. Incorporate vocabulary in the device for your patients’ other therapies, and ask your colleagues to encourage the patient to use the device during treatment for maximum carryover.
Lingraphica Can Help
Lingraphica can help you become an AAC expert, whatever your setting. Schedule a free personalized device demo where we can discuss your specific challenges and opportunities.