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Journal Articles


McCarthy, J., Fager, S., Beukelman, D. (2008). Dynamic capture and representation of visual content in medical settings. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Leader, 13, 84.

Beukelman, D., Ball, L., & Fager, S. (2008). A personnel framework for adults with acquired complex communication needs. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 24, 255-267.(Abstract)

Williams, M., Krezman, C., & McNaughton, D. (2008). Reach for the Stars: Five Principles for the Next 25 Years of AAC. Augmentative & Alternative Communication, 24, 194-206. (Abstract)

McNaughton, D., Rackensperger, T., Benedek-Wood, E., Krezman, K., & Williams, M. (2008). " A child needs to be given a chance to succeed": Parents of individuals who use AAC describe the benefits and challenges of learning AAC technologies. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 24, 43-55. (Abstract)

Light, J., McNaughton, D., Weyer, M., & Karg, L. (2008). Evidence-based literacy instruction for individuals who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A case study of a student with multiple disabilities. Seminars in Speech and Language, 29, 120-132. (Abstract)

Todman, J., Alm, N., Higginbotham, D. J.,  File, P. (2008). Whole utterance approach in AAC. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 24(3), 235 - 254.


Higginbotham, J., et al. (2009). AAC Technology Transfer: An AAC-RERC Report. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 25, 68-76. (Abstract)

Dietz, A., Hux, K., & Beukelman, D. (2009). Reading comprehension by people with chronic aphasia: A comparison of three levels of visuographic contextual support. Aphasiology, 7, 1053-1064. (Abstract)

Bryen, D.N. (2009). Communicating during times of natural or man-made emergencies. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2 (2), 123-129.

Higginbotham, D. Jeffery, Bisantz, A. M., Sunm, M., Yik, F., Adams, K. (2009). The effect of context priming and task type on augmentative communication performance. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 25(1), 19 - 31.

Wisenburn, B., Higginbotham, D.J. (2009). Participant Evaluations of Rate and Communication Efficacy of an AAC Application Using Natural Language Processing. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 25 (2), 78-89.

Fried-Oken, M., Rowland, C., Baker, G., Dixon, M., Mills, C., Schultz, D., Oken, B. (2009). The Effect of Voice Output on AAC-Supported Conversations of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease. ACM Transactions of Accessible Computing (TACCESS). 1(3).

Higginbotham, D. J. (2009). In-Person Interaction in AAC: New Perspectives on Utterances, Multimodality, Timing, and Device Design. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 18 (4), 110-160.


Beukelman, D., Dietz, A., McKelvey, M., Hux, K., & Weissling, K. (In press). Visual scene displays: AAC design specifications aimed at reducing the cognitive/linguistic load for people with chronic aphasia. Disability & Rehabilitation.

McKelvey, M., Hux, K., Dietz, A., Beukelman, D. (2010). Impact of personal relevance and contextualization on comprehension by people with chronic aphasia. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 19, 22-33. (Abstract)

Quach, W. & Beukelman, D. (2010). Facilitating children’s learning of augmentative and alternative communication systems. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 26, 1-11

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Nordness, A., Beukelman, D., & Ullman, C. (2010). Impact of alphabet supplementation on speech and pause durations of dysarthric speakers with traumatic brain injury: A research note. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 18, 35-43.

Ball, L., Fager, S., Nordness, A., Kersch, K., Mohr, B., Pattee, G., Beukelman, D., (2010). Eye-gaze access of AAC technology for persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 18, 11-23.

Hanson, E., Beukelman, D., Heidemann, J., & Shutts, E. (2010). Impact of alphabet supplementation and word prediction on sentence intelligibility of electronically distorted speech. Speech Communication, 52, 99-105. (abstract)

Bryen, D. N., Chung, Y., & Lever, S. (2010). What you might not find in a typical Transition Plan! Some important lessons from adults who rely on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 19, 32-40. (Abstract).

Link to previous AAC-RERC (2003-2008) Publications

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