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AAC Webcasts


The AAC-RERC Webcasts are free and viewable on any browser.

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Maximizing the Literacy Skills of Individuals who Require AAC

Janice Light (Penn State University) describes the components of effective literacy interventions for individuals who require AAC.

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How Far We've Come, How Far We've Got to Go: Tales from the Trenches

Michael B. Williams (ACI), 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.

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AAC: A User’s Perspective

Colin Portnuff talks about receiving his diagnosis - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - and the application of speech and voice technology in AAC.

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AAC for Aphasia: A Review of Visual Scenes Display Project

David Beukelman (University of Nebraska) describes recent research on effective AAC interventions for adults with Aphasia.

Beth Anne Luciani

AAC and College Life: Just Do It!

Beth Anne Luciani (California University of Pennsylvania) describes the benefits and the challenges of college life for individuals who use AAC.


Visual Immersion Program (VIP) for Individuals with Autism

Howard Shane and Meghan O'Brien (Children's Hospital Boston) discuss the use of the Visual Immersion Program to teach expression and receptive language skills to individuals with autism.

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AAC Interventions to Maximize Language Development for Young Children

Janice Light (Penn State University) describes the components of effective interventions for young children who use AAC.

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Overview of the Health-based Funding Programs that Cover Speech Generating Devices

Lew Golinker (AT Law Center) provides an overview of funding issues in AAC.


Seating and Positioning for Individuals who use AT

Aileen Costigan (Penn State University) provides an introduction to important issues in seating and positioning for individuals who use assistive technology (AT).

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Supporting Successful Transitions for Individuals who use AAC.

David McNaughton (Penn State University) describes key supports to successful transitions for individual who use AAC


Adding Projects for People with Disabilities to Engineering Design Classes

Kevin Caves describes strategies he has used for adding projects for people with disabilities to engineering design classes.

Pamela Kennedy

Disaster Preparedness for People with Complex Communication Needs

Pamela Kennedy describes the steps for emergency preparation that are critical for all individuals with complex communication needs.

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