Special Education Doctoral Candidate Sarah Douglas presented her dissertation research on “Online training for paraeducators to support the communication of young children with complex communication needs”. Sarah’s research examined the use of an internet training package, including a strategy to engage children in interactive play, and example videos, on the communication support behaviors of para-educators. […]
This website provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs (CCN) such as autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental apraxia, multiple disabilities. This website provides information on: What skills to teach How to teach these skills Videotaped examples of instruction with learners […]
This grant addresses the urgent need for fully credentialed speech language pathologists (SLPs) who are prepared to provide evidence-based services to improve results for high need children who have complex communication needs.
This grant responds to the nationwide, critical shortage of Ph.D. faculty who are prepared to conduct research and preservice training of speech language pathologists (SLPs) to improve services and results for high need children with complex communication needs.
This website provides guidelines for early intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with special needs . The website provides guidelines for early intervention specifically designed for children with complex communication needs, including children with: Autism spectrum disorders Cerebral palsy Down syndrome Multiple disabilities The website provides: Step-by-step guidelines […]
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, […]