Seminar – Cathy Binger, PhD, CCC-SLP – “Supporting and Measuring Aided Language Development”

John D. Wiley Conference Center, Room T216
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Waisman Center

Cathy Binger, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of New Mexico

About the Speaker: After working for a number of years as a clinical speech language pathologist (SLP), Dr. Binger earned her PhD from Penn State University in 2004. Her primary research interest is developing and evaluating effective approaches to support the grammatical and semantic development of children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Dr. Binger collaborates closely with Dr. Jennifer Kent-Walsh from the University of Central Florida. Their research focuses on helping to ensure that children with limited speech intelligibility meet their full communicative potential. When children communicate more effectively, they can achieve better educational and social outcomes. Their most recent joint projects include the completion of two randomized controlled trials demonstrating the effectiveness of their AAC Generative Language Intervention (AAC-GLI) program for young children with and without cognitive impairments who need AAC. Next steps in this line of research include the development of valid, reliable, developmentally sensitive, and clinically feasible aided language measures. Related current projects address the need to use a developmental model for aided language vocabulary selection and the integration of implementation science approaches within the communication sciences and disorders discipline.

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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.

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