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Building relationships through the tools of communication

Klein, C. & McNaughton, D. (2010). Building relationships through the tools of communication. Online video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dupabkw46Qk Chris Klein is a graduate of Hope College, and is the driving force for Clay Vessel Inc (http://www.clayvesselinc.org ), a not-for-profit resource for assistive technology. Chris was born with cerebral palsy, and uses augmentative communication to help support his […]

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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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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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