In the AAC/AT lab, the department maintains low-tech AAC tools for emerging communicators and iPads loaded with several dozen AAC and other intervention applications (see "iPAD Apps Inventory" at our Resources page), as well as Boardmaker software used to create no-tech communication boards and visual supports. The technologies are available to students and faculty for use in research studies, hands-on learning in the required graduate course on alternative/augmentative communication, and in the Norma S. and Ray R. Rees Speech, Language and Hearing clinic. Additionally, the department maintains connections with producers of dedicated AAC technologies (PRC, Lingraphica, Tobii/Dynavox), who are available to demonstrate the most up-to-date dedicated speech-generating devices.
AAC in East Bay Today Magazine: https://www.ebtoday.com/stories/technology-for-children-who-can-t-speak
Attention: The AAC lab is recruiting families with children who use AAC for an intervention study in Spring 2020. For more details, please see AAC exploration study