ASHA 2016 Presentations by PSU Faculty and Students!

2016_psulionashaPenn State faculty and students will be presenting at the ASHA 2016 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please see below for the schedule.  Links to downloads of presentations and/or handouts will be uploaded as they become available!

Thursday:  Nov. 17, 2016 

-> Supporting the Language Development of Children With Complex Communication Needs: Just-in-Time Programming of AAC Apps (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM) — Janice Light, Jessica Caron, Christine Holyfield, Jessica Currall, Clark Knudtson, Merissa Ekman, Beth Breakstone, Kathryn Drager

-> Impacts of Parent Training on AAC Use in Emotion Communication With Children With Down Syndrome (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM) — Ji Young Na, Krista Wilkinson, Michaela Krysztof

-> Quantity & Quality of Mothers’ Language Input to Their Minimally Verbal Young Children With ASD (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) — Beth Breakstone, Janice Light

-> Visual-Perceptual Features of AAC Displays Affect Qualities of Symbol Reaching by Individuals With Down Syndrome (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) — Jiali Liang, Krista Wilkinson, Robert Sainburg, Emily Neumann

-> Preliminary Investigation of Eye Gaze on Visual Scene Displays With a Navigation Menu (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM) — Tara O’Neill, Krista Wilkinson, Janice Light, Emily Neumann,

-> Family Leisure as a Context for AAC Intervention: An Interdisciplinary Case Study (6:30 PM – 7:00 PM) — Tara O’Neill, Ashley McCoy, Christine Holyfield, Susannah Boyle, Jiali Liang, Kelsey Mandak, Krista Wilkinson,

Friday:  Nov. 18, 2016

-> Evidence-Based Intervention & Apps to Improve Literacy Outcomes for Children With Autism Who Require AAC (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM) — Janice Light, Jessica Caron, David McNaughton,

-> Visual-Perceptual Features of AAC Displays Affect Quality of Reaches Toward Symbols During Target Selection (9:00 AM – 9:30 AM) — Jiali Liang, Krista Wilkinson, Robert Sainburg, Christine Regiec,

-> Improving Family-Centered Services in AAC: Implications From a Family Systems Framework (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM) — Kelsey Mandak, Tara O’Neill, Janice Light, 

-> Visual Scene Displays With Dynamic Text: Supporting Early Reading in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities (8:30 AM – 9:00 AM) — Christine Holyfield, Lauramarie Pope, Janice Light, David McNaughton, Kathryn Drager, 

->“Book Buddies”: Using the iPad to Support Peer Interaction for Preschool Children With ASD (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) — Michelle Therrien, Janice Light

-> The Perceptions of School-Based SLPs on Providing Family-Centered Services to Children With Complex Communication Needs (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM) — Kelsey Mandak, Janice Light

-> Grid Displays to Literacy: Effect of Dynamic Text on Word Reading for Individuals With ASD (5:00 PM – 5:30 PM) — Jessica Caron, Christine Holyfield, Clark Knudtson, Janice Light, David McNaughton, 

Saturday:  Nov. 19, 2016

-> Designing Evidence-Based AAC Systems for Young Children to Enhance Language & Communication Development (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM) — Janice Light, 

-> Meta-Analyses of Gaze Toward Humans in Photographs by Individuals With Autism: Implications for AAC Design (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM) — Jiali Liang, Krista Wilkinson

-> Engagement in Social Media Environments for Individuals Who Use Augmentative & Alternative Communication (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM) — Jessica Caron, Nora Eskin

-> Using Human Factors to Evaluate Emerging AR Technologies (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM) — Ethan Richtsmeier, Janice Light,

-> Improving the Quality of Peer Interactions for a Preschooler With CCN Through Intervention (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM) — Erica Bronstein, Jennifer Stone, Michelle Therrien,

-> A Checklist for School-Based Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment (2:30 PM – 3:30 PM) — Julia Birmingham, Janice Light

-> Engaging Adolescent Learners With ASD & CCN in Literacy Instruction: Effects of Adapted Instruction (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) — Jessica Caron, Janice Light, David McNaughton

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