Communication Sciences and Disorders

AAC Journal Selects Research Article as ‘Most Significant of the Year’

Written By: David Janosik | July 22, 2016

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The Editorial Board of the journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication has selected a study led by Jennifer Kent-Walsh, professor of communication sciences and disorders, as the “Most Significant Research Article of the Year.”

Authors Kent-Walsh, CSD alumni Melissa Malani and Kim Murza, and colleague Cathy Binger were awarded the honor for their meta-analysis published in 2015 and cited as follows:

Kent-Walsh, J., Murza, K.A., Malani, M.D., & Binger, C. (2015). Effects of communication partner instruction on the communication of individuals using AAC: A meta-analysis. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 31, 1-14.

“Volume 31 marked the journal’s 30th anniversary and contained many invited and seminal articles,” said department Chair Richard Zraick. Both Malani and Murza earned their Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders Track, at UCF.

The award-winning authors will be recognized at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication’s Conference 2016 planned for Aug. 8-11 in Toronto.

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