School Services- a variety of services are available for public and private schools meeting the needs of students who require assistive technology to receive benefit from their school curriculum.  Contact Beth at or 317-498-9115 for rates and additional information.  Some of the most popular services include:

  • Assistive Technology/AAC Essential Skills Program Audit -this is a consultation service that involves observing the Essential Skills classroom, taking inventory of resources and meeting with staff.  A report with program strengths and an action plan for steps to enhance the communication and learning of students is provided, including resources and support as requested. Trouble-shooting of speech-generating devices and other equipment can be provided.
  • Assistive Technology/AAC Evaluations - completed on individual students with your staff, including step-by-step recommendations in a detailed written report.
  • Assistance in obtaining speech generating devices for trial and/or developing a funding proposal for third party funders.
  • Training to assist staff to learn how to use recommended strategies and devices.
  • Professional development (group or school-wide)to enhance skills for staff to program for students with significant needs.

Beth Waite-Lafever, MA-CCC/SLP.

Private Speech-Language Evaluation, Consultation and Therapy:  several options are available if you need private speech-language therapy or augmentative services.All services are funded by private pay.  Contact Beth at (317) 498-9115 or for fees and policies.

  • Customized speech-language evaluations,  augmentative communication evaluations,

     and therapy can be provided at your location.

  • A consultation to discuss implementations strategies for best practices related to your

      situation can be provided.

  • Family/caregiver training for speech generating device use - you may be eligible for

      Medicaid Waiver Reimbursement for this service.  Consult your Medicaid Waiver Case Manager for details.

Professional Development/Workshops:  Beth is a skilled presenter who has provided countless hours of trainings/presentations/workshops for organizations and schools at the local, national, and international level.  Sessions can range from 1 hour to 2 days.   Customized training is available. Contact Beth at or (317) 498-9115 for fee schedules. An example of sessions that can be provided include:

  • Assistive Technology (A.T.) 101 - a 6 hour training 

       Learning Objectives:  define A.T., A.T. in the I.E.P.,

       need for a evaluation, literacy consideration and AAC

  • Excite! Invite! Engage!  Using the iPad to Increase Skills for Students with Special Needs

          Learning Objectives:  built-in accessibility features and apps, apps for early learning, literacy, language, and 

      improving social language

  • Know  Your ABCs:  Autism, Behavior and Communication - a 6-10 hour training

       Learning Objectives: List 3 neurological brain differences that impact learning,

      3 aided + unaided communication strategies, myths and research-based facts about AAC, beginning programming

  • See It, Say it, Write It:  Visual strategies to enhance learning - a 2-6 hour training

        Learning Objectives:  list sources for symbols, learn how to make visual supports for a variety of experiences

  • Read (Really Easy Activities Daily) with AAC - a 2-4 hour training

         Learning Objectives: difference between shared and guided reading,  list 3 strategies for teaching both 

       phonemic awareness and phonics using an AAC,  list 3 activities that teach reading comprehension when working

       with a student using an AAC device.