Celebrating SSRI grant award which contributes to advancing evidence-based interventions in literacy for individuals who ...
Dr Jenn Thistle and Dr Krista Wilkinson received the 2015 AAC Editors Award for outstanding ...
The 17th Biennial ISAAC conference in Toronto, Canada will be August 8 -11, 2016). Penn ...
Congratulations to Dr. Janice Light, who was named as an ISAAC Fellow at the ISAAC ...
We are thrilled for the 2016 Graduates! We extend heartfelt gratitude for all your hard ...
The Penn State AAC community of faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are dedicated to enhancing communication and improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have complex communication needs and their families. We are seeking to improve outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental apraxia, traumatic brain injuries, aphasia, […]
Celebrating SSRI grant award which contributes to advancing evidence-based interventions in literacy for individuals who have Complex Communication Needs.
Colloquium on August 29, 2016 will focus on consideration of the principles outlined in Williams et al (2008) and their implications for research, teaching, clinic, and dissemination activities for the AAC program at Penn State.
Suz Boyle presented the results of her systematic review on dialogic reading for children with autism at the ISAAC conference in Toronto, Canada.
The purpose of this systematic review was to examine (a) the overall effects of peer support interventions on the communication of young children with autism spectrum disorders, and (b) any possible key features related to participant and intervention characteristics.
Given the limited information on strategies to support employment for individuals with ASD who use AAC, there is a clear need to better understand the experiences of individuals with ASD who use AAC, and who are successfully employed in community settings.
For children with CCN, visual scene displays and other AAC systems that combine people, objects, actions, locations, and other relations are important components of infusing symbols with functional play to build communication, language, and learning.