Providing instructional support for AAC service delivery in low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries: Muttiah, McNaughton, & Drager (2015)

This study investigated the experiences of eight augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) professionals who had ...

Welcome to AAC at PSU

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, ALS /Lou Gehrig’s disease and many other disabilities through the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)  such as signs, light tech symbols, high tech speech generating devices, etc.

We focus on three main areas in our work:

  • Research to improve outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs
  • Undergraduate and graduate education to prepare professionals to meet the needs of individuals who require AAC and their families as well as a doctoral-level program to prepare future researchers and leaders in the AAC field
  • Service delivery (AAC assessment and intervention services) and outreach to meet the communication needs of individuals who require AAC and their families…..more
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Checking in with PSU Alum: Dr. Ji Young Na

Taking time to re-visit with alum, and share some of the exciting things the PSU AAC Community has been developing.

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AAC Applications for Beginning Communicators: Design and Application — Presentation

This PSHA 2016 highlighted presentation focused on: the design of aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems specifically for beginning communicators across a range of ages, a model for conceptualizing systems, and research on interventions in support of AAC with persons who have complex communication needs as well as with educational professionals.

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Communication Takes Care: In recognition of the 2016 Master’s graduates!

We are thrilled for the 2016 Graduates! We extend heartfelt gratitude for all your hard work, dedication, and commitment to enhancing communication and improving the quality of life for individuals with CCN and their families.

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Communication Takes Care: In recognition of the AAC Leadership Project

It is an exciting time to reflect on everything that has been accomplished With the AAC Leadership Project. It is phenomenal the impact that these doctoral scholars have had to improve outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs.

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Communication Takes Care: The Importance of Participation in AAC & Autism — Presentation

Taking a moment this May to re-visit and share some of the exciting things the PSU AAC Community has had in development.

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New research project: AAC and people who have ALS

We are interested in learning more about the experiences of people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and who use AAC to communicate.

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