10th Annual Speech-Language Pathology Symposium
Friday, May 17, 2019
Africa Room - 3rd Floor
"A Language Development Approach to Supporting Communication with AAC: Beginning Communicators and Beyond"
Featured Speaker: Kathryn Drager, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Drager's research interests focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children and adults with severe disabilities. Specifically, her interests include AAC for individuals with severe expressive communication disorders, especially for children, adolescents, and adults with severe disabilities who are at the beginning stages of communication, including children with autism. She is also interested in issues faced by the global community in AAC. She studies the role that AAC technologies play in human interaction and is interested in our ability to harness environmental or personal information to increase access to relevant vocabulary and concepts, and thus to decrease the communication burden and demand on individuals with severe communication disabilities.