Augmentative Communication Program Clinician Resources

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Internship training

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
john.costello@childrens.harvard.edu

Communication Technologies/Resources

The following are links to some of the manufacturers and information resources used by the Augmentative Communication Program.

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AAC Manufacturers

Ablenet, Inc.
Adaptivation
AMDi
Assistive Technology, Inc.
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Attainment Company
Toby Churchill
Crestwood Communication Aids, Inc
Dynavox Systems
Enabling Devices
Enkidu Research
The Great Talking Box Company
Mayer-Johnson, Inc.
Prentke Romich Company
Pyramid Educational Consultants Inc.
The Saltillo Corporation
Zygo Industries

AT Software

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
Don Johnston Incorporated
Gus Communications
Inclusive TLC
Inspiration Software
Judy Lynn Software, Inc.
Simtech Publications

Computer Access

Apple - Special Needs
Dragon Systems, Inc.
Extensions for Independence - Mouthsticks.com
Gus Communications
Infogrip, Inc.
LC Technologies, Inc.
KeyTech Magic Touch
Kurzweil Educational Systems
Madentec Limited
Microsoft Accessibility
Origin Instruments Corporation
QuadJoy
RJ Cooper
Sensory Software International Ltd

Switches, Mounts, and Keyguards

Adaptive Switch Lab
CJT Enterprises
DaeSSy
Empowering Resources Inc
Luminaud Home Page
Sammons Preston Rolyan
Stealth Products
Tash Inc.
Turning Point
Whitmeyer Biomechanix

AAC Information Sites

AAC Intervention.com
AAC RERC
Adaptive Technology Services Home Page
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Apraxia Kids
Augmentative Communication, Inc.
Bridge School
Linda Burkhart
Design to Learn
ISAAC
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Barkley AAC Center
USSAAC
YAACK (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Connecting Young Kids)

General AT Information Sites

ABLEDATA
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
SET-BC
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Trace Research and Development Center

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