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Researcher | Research Overview

Ralf Schlosser serves as a Research Design Consultant in the Augmentative Communication Program and the Autism Language Program. He is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University. Ralf has published extensively on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and technology-based interventions for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Repurposing general consumer-level technologies for children with autism is a central theme of his research (e.g., animation, augmented reality, tablets, smartwatches, smartspeakers, etc.). He holds the Honors of the American Speech-Language-and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), and the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). He is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of ISAAC’s flagship journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication. He is also Founding Editor-in-Chief (and currently Co-Editor) of Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, a journal whose mission is to provide actionable synopses of evidence through structured appraisal commentaries.