Children’s representations of early language concepts

Drager, K. & Light, J. (2011, July). Children’s representations of early language concepts: Implications for designing symbols. Presentation at 8th Eastern and Central European Regional Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference, Warsaw, Poland. In this session, we presented the results of a research study that investigated typically developing young children’s graphic representations of early emerging language concepts. […]

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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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