Colin Portnuff was a bright and passionate humanitarian who lost his speech, but never his love of life nor his sense of humor, to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We are fortunate to have this webcast of Colin sharing his life experiences and his vision for new applications of assistive technology
Student Team: Steven Ciez, Brad Cronin, Justin Kinslow, Justin Smith, Lulu Sun University: Penn State University Abstract: The team has been tasked with modifying a child’s toy race car so that children having difficulty interacting with their peers can drive it using a variety of simple switches and communicate with their friends. The switches must be adaptable […]
Jessica Caron and Janice Light report the results of an online focus group that was used to investigate the experiences of nine individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and social media.
Betts Peters and Melanie Fried-Oken partnered to create an informative “For Your Information…” guide, which provides an introduction to brain-computer interface technology, and was published in cooperation with the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association
This project group was tasked with designing a model for a tablet case that met the needs of the PSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the needs of the children and instructors using the tablet.
Christoph Guger and Melanie Fried-Oken will present on a workshop on Brain-Computer Interfaces for Assessment, Rehabilitation and Control at RESNA (Denver, Colorado) on June 14.
Please join the RERC on AAC at RESNA 2015 in Denver, Colorado
David McNaughton discussed the research and development activities of the RERC on AAC with Steven Trader of WHYY (NPR, Philadelphia)
Fager and Jakobs presented their work on integrating speech recognition into AAC technology at ATIA (2015).
Janice Light (Penn State University) describes strategies to maximize language development for young children with complex communication needs, including children with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental delays.