Colloquium – Fall, 2020

AAC Colloquium will be held virtually on Mondays from 12 noon to 1 pm during the Fall 2020 semester.  

Colloquium is used as a time to share and discuss research and intervention activities. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend, present, and participate in the discussions. Please contact Dr. Kelsey Mandak ( if you would like to lead a session or would like additional information. 

September 7Dr. Janice LightIntroduction to AAC program
September 14Naima Bhana (doctoral student in Special Education)“Tell me MORE! Incorporating Family Photographs and Parent Training to Increase Joint-Reminiscing between Children with ASD and their Parents”
September 21Group discussion with input from Kasie Galley, Anna Redford, Lauramarie Pope, Tara McCarty (new doctoral students in CSD)Providing services through tele-practice
September 28Dr. Kelsey Mandak (AAC Research and Outreach Coordinator)TBD
October 5Dawn Sowers (doctoral student in CSD)“Selection Access Design and Decision-Making in Aided AAC for Individuals with Motor Impairment”
October 12Kelly Coburn (doctoral student in CSD)“Verbal Encoding and Visuospatial Recall in Autism: An Experimental Study” 
October 19Dr. Jessica CaronTBD
October 26Dr. Krista WilkinsonIntroduction to Dr. Wilkinson’s research
November 2Dr. Christine Holyfield (Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas)A comparative study on symbol representation for school-age students with ASD 
November 9Christina Gilhuber (doctoral student in SPLED)A discussion on AAC services in Germany/Europe
November 16Dr. Tracy Rackensperger (University of Georgia)Self-determination and persons with complex communication needs
November 30Open 
December 7Meghan Wendelken (doctoral student in CSD)TBD

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