At the 2019 ASHA Conference, Mandak and colleagues explored a new multimodal access technology which integrated eye-gaze and scanning with two adults with cerebral palsy.
Laubscher et al. examined the effects of video VSDs and instruction on communication between a child with ASD and a peer with typical development during play.
Holyfield et al. investigated the use of VSDs with dynamic text on the single-word reading of adults with IDD.
O’Neill et al. investigated visual attention to complex AAC VSDs by participants with and without developmental disabilities.
The 2019 Doctoral Student AAC Research Think Tank was held on the University Park campus of Penn State University from May 19 – May 21, 2019.
Michael Laffin, Kyle Cleven, Dexter Rausch won the 2019 RERC on AAC Student Research and Design Competition for their work on the Adaptive Tongue Operated Mouse (ATOM).
Boyle et al. completed a systematic review to investigate the impact of shared reading on early language and literacy skills for children with ASD.
The RERC on AAC partnered with a student engineering Learning Factory team at Penn State University in the spring of 2019
Mandak et al. completed a systematic review to investigate the effects of instruction on single-word reading for individuals who use AAC.
Richardson et al describe the employment experiences of 7 individuals with ASD who use AAC in the workplace.