The Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children's Hospital offers a variety of specialized graduate internship opportunities for outstanding graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology interested in augmentative and alternative communication.
All students are required to complete a six month rotation of two to three full days per week on a January 1 to June 30 or July 1 to December 31 cycle. The Augmentative Communication Program has established affiliations with the Boston-based graduate training programs although special arrangements may be made for students from other training facilities.
Additional opportunities for internships are available for Occupational Therapists interested in assistive technology.
Initial inquiry should be directed to:
John M. Costello, MA
Augmentative Communication Program
Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
The following are links to some of the manufacturers and information resources used by the Augmentative Communication Program.
Assistive Technology, Inc.
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Crestwood Communication Aids, Inc
The Great Talking Box Company
Prentke Romich Company
Pyramid Educational Consultants Inc.
The Saltillo Corporation
CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
Don Johnston Incorporated
Judy Lynn Software, Inc.
Apple - Special Needs
Dragon Systems, Inc.
Extensions for Independence - Mouthsticks.com
LC Technologies, Inc.
KeyTech Magic Touch
Kurzweil Educational Systems
Origin Instruments Corporation
Sensory Software International Ltd
Switches, Mounts, and Keyguards
Adaptive Switch Lab
Empowering Resources Inc
Luminaud Home Page
Sammons Preston Rolyan
AAC Information Sites
Adaptive Technology Services Home Page
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Augmentative Communication, Inc.
Design to Learn
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Barkley AAC Center
YAACK (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Connecting Young Kids)
General AT Information Sites
The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
Alliance for Technology Access - Assistive Technology Advocates
Center On Disabilities
Closing the Gap - Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
ConnSENSE Bulletin: Technology & Students with Disabilities
RESNA Home Page
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Trace Research and Development Center