30th Annual Graduate Exhibition, Spring 2015

2015_GradExhibition_Edited4WebThe PSU AAC academic community is committed to disseminating the results of our research to the field to advance knowledge and understanding. With this goal in mind, doctoral students are actively involved in writing papers for publication in journals or presentation at local, state, national, or international conferences.

The PSU 30th Graduate Exhibition on March 20th, “celebrate[d] research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State.”

Beth Breakstone shared “The Power of Play for Beginning Communicators:  Implications for Children with Special Needs.”  Beth took into consideration the importance of play corresponding to developmental stages (Social, Exploratory, and Functional).

Julia Birmingham and Jennifer Davis reviewed a model to support the relationship and collaborations between professionals and families with “An Integrated Framework for Working with Families of Children with Complex Communication Needs.” [Poster]

Michelle Therrien presented, “Peer Interaction for Children Who Use AAC.”   Michelle’s work examined the results of a systematic review that highlighted research from the past thirty years that implemented interventions to increase or improve peer interaction for children who used aided AAC.

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