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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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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Communication Takes Care: Checking in with PSU alum, Dr. Sennott

Taking a moment this May to listen, chat, engage, communicate, and link about some of the exciting things the PSU AAC Community has had in development.

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Communication Takes Care: PSU Master Students “Reach for the Stars”

The Penn State AAC community of graduate student clinicians are dedicated to enhancing communication and improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have complex communication needs and their families.

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Communication Takes Care: Heartfelt wishes to Dr. Nimisha Muttiah

So much has happened since last May, and it ultimately comes to this: We are honored to acknowledge the incredible achievements of Dr. Nimisha Muttiah.

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