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
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,
For more information please contact Katrina Fulcher at (716) 673-4890 or at firstname.lastname@example.org