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Binger Launches AAC Resource Web Site

Departmental News

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 - 12:00am

Dr. Cathy Binger, in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Kent-Walsh of the University of Central Florida, have launched a new AACInfo web site (http://aac-ucf.unm.edu), intended to be a resource for anyone interested in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). AAC refers to the use of anything other than speech to communicate: gestures, sign language, picture symbols, and computerized voice output devices.

Binger and Kent-Walsh study ways to improve outcomes for people who use AAC. Specifically, their research focuses on helping to ensure that children with severe speech impairments meet their full communicative potential - and of course, when children can communicate more effectively, they can achieve better educational and social outcomes as well.