Author Archive | David

Supporting Successful Transitions for Adolescents with Complex Communication Needs

McNaughton, D., Kennedy, P., & Light, J. (2012). Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Successful Transitions for Adolescents with Complex Communication Needs. Presentation at 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) in Pittsburgh, PA.     The materials below provide additional information on  the four main goals of successful transitions: A safe […]

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Online Training for Paraeducators to Support the Communication of Young Children with Complex Communication Needs

Douglas, S., Light, J., & McNaughton, D. (July, 2012).  Online Training for Paraeducators to Support the Communication of Young Children with Complex Communication Needs.  Presentation at 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) in Pittsburgh, PA. Learning to make effective use of AAC systems for communication requires support from communication […]

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ISAAC 2012 Presentations by Penn State Faculty and Students

Penn State faculty and students will be presenting at the ISAAC 2012 conference in Pittsburgh, July 30 – August 4, 2012. Check back here often for updated information, and links to downloads of presentations and handouts!   Monday, July 30 AAC-RERC State of the Science: Findings & Solicitation of Additional Input (1:00 PM – 2:00 […]

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New research project: Supporting collaboration between parents and speech language pathologists

Recruitment message: We are interested in parents’ perspective on the communication and collaboration skills of speech language pathologists (SLPs). In this research project, we will ask parents of children who use AAC to • watch 4 short videos of conversations between   SLPs and parents, • answer a small number of questions about the communication and […]

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Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and limited speech – Webcast

This free webcast provides information on effective instructional procedures to teach literacy skills to individuals with ASD and limited speech. The webcast includes both detailed instructional procedures, as well as case examples (including videoclips) of  reading and writing instruction with children and adolescents with ASD.The webcast provides information on how to teach key literacy skills, including phonological awareness skills, […]

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Introduction to the use of AAC for children with complex communication needs – Webcast

This introductory level webcast on “AAC and Children” (20 minutes) by Kathy Drager, Janice Light, and David McNaughton (Penn State University) is designed as an introduction to the use of AAC. It focuses on ways to provide communication opportunities, model the use of AAC, pause, respond to the child, and most of all, to have […]

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