In this podcast, Melanie Fried-Oken talks about Brain Computer Interface and how this emerging technology will help people with ALS and others who are “locked in” communicate with the world and have a higher quality of life.
David McNaughton and Anthony Arnold describe strategies to support employment for individuals who use AAC.
This paper emphasizes the need to take a more holistic view of communication intervention and highlights the following key principles to guide AAC intervention and research (download available)
In this presentation, Pamela Kennedy describes her experiences as an individual with complex communication needs and as a survivor of the Grand Forks flood of 1997.
Howard Shane and Meghan OBrien describe the use of the Visual Immersion Program to develop the comprehension and expressive language skills of individuals with autism
Michael B. Williams, a long time practitioner of the art of augmented communication, uses historical biography to elucidate many of the key social and technological issues in AAC today.
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