Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Laboratory

The Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Laboratory is part of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia. It is run and directed by Doctoral Candidate and Associate Professor Katrina Fulcher, M.A. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist CCC-SLP.

The AAC laboratory focuses on the following goals/objectives:

  • Examination of the ways in which individuals with complex communication needs utilize AAC devices during naturalistic everyday conversation
  • Investigation and development of effective and efficient AAC technologies that better support social interaction
  • Exploration and understanding of effective literacy instructions for individuals with AAC needs


This laboratory focuses on working with individuals with complex communication needs including but not limited to the following diagnoses: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Aphasia, and Head Injury. In addition to research, the lab strives to serve these populations clinically by providing access to AAC devices and other clinical support services such as evaluation, voice banking, device programming, instruction, and implementation.

For more information please contact Katrina Fulcher at 716 - 673 - 4890 or at fulcher@fredonia.edu


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