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AAC Global Initiative

At Penn State, we are working to support improved outcomes for children with complex communication needs around the world – over 80% of all individuals with a disability live in developing countries.  Our faculty and students are actively involved in projects  to improve outcomes for children who are from  developing countries and/or from diverse cultural […]

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AAC and college life: Just do it! – Webcast

In this webcast, Beth Anne describes her experiences as a student at California University of Pennsylvania. Beth Anne has worked hard and developed an outstanding support team in order to pursue her dream of a college education. The webcast also includes commentary from faculty who have taught Beth Anne, as well as the insights of […]

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AAC Interventions to Maximize Language Development for Young Children

Young children who have significant communication disabilities are at risk in all aspects of their development. Early AAC intervention is essential to maximize outcomes. This webcast will report on the results of a research project, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as part of the AAC-RERC. The session will discuss: (1) […]

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Reach for the Stars: Five principles for the next 25 years of AAC – Publication

Basing our work on the published writings of individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their family members, we offer five principles to guide AAC assessment, intervention, research, and development: (a) The time for AAC is now; (b) One is never enough; (c) My AAC must fit my life; (d) AAC must support […]

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