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.
Lew Golinker, a lawyer with the Assistive Technology Law Center, provides information on funding resources for public school students who require a speech generating device.
This presentation described an AAC prototype that integrates supplemented speech recognition.
Melanie Fried-Oken was interviewed on the topic of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) for the Indata podcast series.
While much has been learned in the past 30 years, there is a special need for reports of interventions with older individuals with complex communication needs as a result of acquired disabilities, and for information on effective interventions for the communication partners of persons with complex communication needs.