Clinician Resources | Overview
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 Jan. 1-to-June 30 or July 1-to-Dec. 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 Waltham
9 Hope Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453
Carole Zangari, PhD, 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.
- Ablenet Inc.
- Assistive Technology Inc.
- Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
- Attainment Company
- Toby Churchill
- Crestwood Communication Aids Inc.
- Dynavox Systems
- Enabling Devices
- Enkidu Research
- The Great Talking Box Company
- Mayer-Johnson Inc.
- PRC Saltillo
- Pyramid Educational Consultants Inc.
- The Saltillo Corporation
- Zygo Industries
- CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
- Don Johnston Incorporated
- Gus Communications
- Inclusive TLC
- Inspiration Software
- Judy Lynn Software Inc.
- Apple - Special Needs
- Dragon Systems Inc.
- Extensions for Independence - Mouthsticks.com
- Gus Communications
- Infogrip Inc.
- LC Technologies Inc.
- KeyTech Magic Touch
- Kurzweil Educational Systems
- Madentec Limited
- Microsoft Accessibility
- Origin Instruments Corporation
- RJ Cooper
- Sensory Software International Ltd
Switches, mounts, and keyguards
- Adaptive Switch Lab
- CJT Enterprises
- Empowering Resources Inc.
- Luminaud Home Page
- Sammons Preston Rolyan
- Stealth Products
- Tash Inc.
- Turning Point
- Whitmeyer Biomechanix
AAC information sites
- AAC Intervention.com
- AAC RERC
- Adaptive Technology Services
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Apraxia Kids
- Augmentative Communication Inc.
- Bridge School
- Linda Burkhart
- Design to Learn
- ISAAC: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln Barkley AAC Center
- YAACK (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Connecting Young Kids)
General AT information sites
- The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
- Alliance for Technology Access - Assistive Technology Advocates
- Center On Disabilities
- Closing the Gap - Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
- RESNA Home Page
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Trace Research and Development Center