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 (KCH5029@psu.edu) if you would like to lead a session or would like additional information.
|September 7||Dr. Janice Light||Introduction to AAC program|
|September 14||Naima 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 21||Group discussion with input from Kasie Galley, Anna Redford, Lauramarie Pope, Tara McCarty (new doctoral students in CSD)||Providing services through tele-practice|
|September 28||Dr. Kelsey Mandak (AAC Research and Outreach Coordinator)||TBD|
|October 5||Dawn Sowers (doctoral student in CSD)||“Selection Access Design and Decision-Making in Aided AAC for Individuals with Motor Impairment”|
|October 12||Kelly Coburn (doctoral student in CSD)||“Verbal Encoding and Visuospatial Recall in Autism: An Experimental Study”|
|October 19||Dr. Jessica Caron||TBD|
|October 26||Dr. Krista Wilkinson||Introduction to Dr. Wilkinson’s research|
|November 2||Dr. Christine Holyfield (Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas)||A comparative study on symbol representation for school-age students with ASD|
|November 9||Christina Gilhuber (doctoral student in SPLED)||A discussion on AAC services in Germany/Europe|
|November 16||Dr. Tracy Rackensperger (University of Georgia)||Self-determination and persons with complex communication needs|
|December 7||Meghan Wendelken (doctoral student in CSD)||TBD|