NIH-Supported Masterclasses

Support for lectures, interactive sessions and registration for early career professionals was provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders grant  #R13DC018750 awarded to the Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken, PI.


What’s that Letter? Supporting Print-Knowledge Development in all Young Children

  Laura Justice, Ohio State University, USA


Language Modeling and Predictive Text Entry for AAC

Keith Vertanen  Keith Vertanen, Michigan Technological University, USA


Planting Two Trees with One Seed: AAC Supports for Problem Behaviour

Pat Mirenda, The University of BC, Canada  Pat Mirenda, The University of British Columbia, Canada


Supporting Vocabulary Development in Children with Autism who use  AAC

Courtney Venker, Michigan State University, USA  Courtney Venker, Michigan State University, USA


Talking Mats: Shifting Research into Practice

Presenters: Both presenters are affiliated with Talking Mats Limited

Speaker Panel, Unaided Communication, ISAAC Connect

(L to R Joan Murphy and Lois Cameron


From Universal to Global: The Impact of Language and Culture on Symbol Design for Communities

Speaker Panel, Linguistic and Cultural Diversity, ISAAC Connect

(L to RDavid Banes, Director of David Banes Access and Inclusion Services; and E.A. Draffan, University of Southampton, UK


Nurse Training in AAC: Current Practice and Future Developments

Helen Paterson, NIH-Sponsored Masterclass Presenter, ISAAC Connect Helen Paterson, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK