NARIC highlighted the recent RERC on AAC publication on the use of social media by persons with ALS who use AAC in their Research in Focus newsletter. The NARIC article was subsequently redistributed by the American Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine eBlast. The original full article is available from the NARIC collection under accession number J73049. […]
This article reviews pertinent policies, information, and materials that assist speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to support effective communication between health care providers and communication vulnerable patients.
A recent article in the Penn State news describes the work of student engineering teams to add “tone of voice” to AAC devices.
Aileen Costigan, a certified Occupational Therapist, provides an introduction to important issues in seating and positioning for individuals who use AT.
The RERC on AAC partners used this forum to present our individual projects and discuss our progress through Year 1.
This article describes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-based techniques for obtaining feedback from this population, and presents results from administration of a modified questionnaire to 12 individuals with SSPI after trials with a BCI spelling system.
The RERC on AAC Student Research and Design Competition is designed to stimulate research and development on the topic of tone of voice in AAC systems.
Results suggest that apps with fewer programming steps may reduce operational demands and better support professionals to (a) respond to the child’s input, (b) use just-in-time programming during interactions, (c) provide access to more vocabulary, and (d) increase participation.
The RERC on AAC partners will be presenting at ATIA 2016, February 3-6, 2016, in Orlando Florida.
NICHD Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward, is being held May 25-26, 2016 in Bethesda, MD and is open to all scientists and graduate students.