The RERC on AAC partnered with four student engineering Learning Factory teams at Penn State University in the fall of 2016.
Evidence-based intervention and AAC apps to support the literacy development of children with autism and complex communication needs
O’Neill et al examined visual attention to visual scene displays and navigation menus by individuals with developmental disabilities.
The current study explores the impact of an AAC app designed to foster literacy development on single word reading performance in adults with intellectual disabilities.
In this research study, children and adolescents with ASD made use of a Transition to Literacy feature in an AAC app.
This session shared results from many research studies to improve the design of AAC apps to increase appeal, reduce learning demands, and support language, literacy, and communication.
RERC on AAC partners Susan Fager and Janice Light presented at ASHA 2016 in Philadelphia PA (November 17-19, 2016)
The RERC on AAC will host a 3-day Doctoral Student AAC Research Think Tank at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania from May 16-18, 2017.
NARIC highlighted the recent RERC on AAC publication on “soliciting user feedback from persons with severe speech and physical impairments” in their Research in Focus newsletter.
RERC on AAC partners David Beukelman, Melanie Fried-Oken, and Janice Light presented in Toronto, Canada, for ISAAC 2016, August 8 – 11, 2016.