Augmentative Communication Program | Clinician Resources

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 at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
john.costello@childrens.harvard.edu

Carole Zangari, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor of SLP at Nova Southeastern University

Gloria Soto, PhD
Professor of Special Education at San Francisco State University

Communication technologies and resources

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

AAC manufacturers

AT software

Computer access

Switches, mounts, and keyguards

AAC information sites

General AT information sites