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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Enhancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Speed and Accuracy

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Grimley, Benjamin

Description

Description

This project team will develop and test an app, Speak Agent AAC, intended to increase communication rates and provide individualized supports to students with speech disabilities who use assistive technology to communicate. Among school-aged children with speech communication disabilities, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are most frequently affected, as are students with cerebral palsy and apraxia. 

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

899985

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2015-2017

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Enhancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Speed and Accuracy (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Speak Agent

State/Country

State/Country

Maryland

Project Number

Project Number

EDIES15C0027

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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