The Penn State AAC Leadership Project provides funding for PhD scholars

The AAC community at Penn State is excited to announce that we were awarded a new federally funded doctoral level training grant in AAC (U.S. Department of Education grant #H325D110008), in September, 2011. This grant, the Penn State AAC Leadership Project, responds to the nationwide, critical shortage of Ph.D. faculty who are prepared to conduct research and preservice training of speech language pathologists (SLPs) to improve services and results for high need children with complex communication needs. The grant provides generous funding support for highly qualified doctoral students.

The doctoral scholars will complete a comprehensive research-based curriculum to develop competencies in research methods, personnel preparation, policy and professional issues in SLP, research and evidence-based practices for high need children who require AAC, leadership, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The curriculum and preliminary outcome data to date were presented at  ASHA in Atlanta, GA at a Poster session on November 16, 2012 —  The Penn State AAC Leadership Project: Doctoral Training in AAC. [Handout]

Please click Doctoral Program in AAC 2012 for additional information or to be able to help share this news with persons you feel may be interested and qualified.

More information is available for Prospective Students, or you can email Janice Light ( with questions.

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