ASHA 2012 Presentations by Penn State Faculty and Students

Penn State faculty and students presented at the ASHA 2012 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 15-17, 2012 . See the links below for additional information, and downloads of presentations and handouts!




Eye-Tracking Technology & Cognitive Processing in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (Mini Seminar 10:30a – 12:30p)

— Krista Wilkinson, Tara O’Neill, Jennifer Nauss, Jen Thistle, and William J. McIlvane

Preservice Training of Speech-Language Pathologists in Evidence-Based AAC Services (Poster Session 11a – 12:30p)

— Janice Light, Kathryn Drager, Barbara Roberts, and Jessica Currall


The Penn State AAC Leadership Project: Doctoral Training in AAC (Poster Session – 8:00am – 9:30am)

— Janice Light, Kathryn Drager, Krista Wilkinson, Erinn Finke, Barbara Roberts, Jessica Currall, Jiyoung Na, Laura Richardson, Michelle Therrien, Jen Thistle, and April Yorke

Parents’ Perspectives on Special Education Services in Sri Lanka (Poster Session – 9:00am – 11am)

— Nimisha Muttiah, Kathryn Drager, and Lindsay O’Connor

Japan & America: Picture Communication Symbols (Poster Session — 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

–Vanessa Smith and Kathryn Drager

AAC Modeling to Teach Multi-Symbol Messages to Children With ASD (Oral Session, 1:30p – 2:30p)

— Erinn Finke

Building Communicative Competence With Individuals Who Require AAC (Invited; Oral Session 1:30p – 2:30p)

— Janice Light


Effects of AAC Technologies With “Just in Time” Programming (Oral Session 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM)

— Janice Light, Kathryn Drager, Jessica Currall, Caitlin Brown, Kelly Chew, Megan Dooris, Sarah Guthrie, Evin Harbitter, Lauren Herc, Lisa Mellman, Paige Moyer, Nimisha Muttiah, Gina Pecile, Katherine Riley, Vanessa Smith, Carly Staffin, and Laura Wummer

Adults With Autism: A Systematic Review of Community Participation Outcomes (Poster Session 9:30a – 11a)

— Megan Tobin and Kathryn Drager

Parenting a Child With Autism: Parents’ Perspectives at Different Stages (Poster Session 11a – 12:30p)

— Kathryn Drager, Erinn Finke, Laura Richardson, Lauren Frey, Stephanie Kincaid, Elena Klochak, Meredith Kras, Nimisha Muttiah, Elizabeth Serpentine, and Megan Tobin

Parents’ Experiences With Professionals During & After ASD Diagnosis (Poster Session 1:30p – 3:30p)

— Erinn Finke, Kathryn Drager, Jennifer Davis, and Jacqueline Rowland


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