3 million NIH grant awarded for improving child communication outcomes

Written By: New Mexico Sun | May 16, 2024
A fruitful collaboration between Cathy Binger, a professor at UNM’s Speech & Hearing Sciences, and Jennifer Kent-Walsh, founder and professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF)’s Assistive Technology Center,...

Leveraging the Power of Language Through Assistive Technology

Written By: Robert Stephens | April 15, 2024
Decades-long research from a team led by Pegasus Professor Jennifer Kent-Walsh has already assisted thousands of children struggling to communicate. A historic grant will now allow them to reach immeasurably...

UCF Supports Autism Community With Resources, Research

Written By: Rachel Williams ’15 ’20MA | April 12, 2023
UCF faculty conduct cutting-edge research on autism spectrum disorder, discovering innovative ways to better support this community. Through free camps and programs, Central Florida families can benefit from their work.

Using Smart Home Technology for Innovative Solutions in Assistive Healthcare

Written By: CHPS Staff | March 6, 2023
A new “Smart Apartment” equipped with assistive technology is helping individuals with disabilities gain greater independence while preparing students for future roles in rehabilitative care. The room in UCF’s Rehabilitation...

Children With Disabilities Receive Specially Adapted Toys

Written By: Fox 35 Orlando | December 8, 2018
On Saturday, two dozen children with physical disabilities celebrated the holiday season by receiving specially-adapted toys. The children and their families received the toys at a holiday party hosted by...

Multi-million dollar grant aims to help children with speech disorders through technology

Written By: Fernando Narro | July 6, 2018
Inside a small room decorated like a nursery, Alejandro Genovesi learns to speak English in full sentences by tapping an iPad. Alejandro is a five-year-old with severe speech delay. He...

Study Aims to Help Children With Speech Disorders Communicate Using Mobile Apps

Written By: ANA DE BARROS, PHD | June 20, 2018
U.S. researchers have been awarded a $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how technology can potentially boost language therapy for children with severe speech disorders, including...

Research Aims to Help Children with Communication Disorders Gain a Voice through Apps

Written By: Rachel Williams | June 5, 2018
Researchers at the University of Central Florida and the University of New Mexico have been awarded a $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how language therapy, combined...

New UCF FAAST Lab Uses Technology to Help Speak

Written By: Fox 35 Orlando | June 3, 2018
Alejandro Genovesi’s parents have tried multiple speech therapy methods and found only frustration as the 5-year-old struggled through a massive speech impediment, or they did until they found the FAAST...

Giving a ‘Voice’ to Innovation: Kent-Walsh Wins Marchioli Award

Written By: Kristy McAllister | March 20, 2017
Working as an intern at a speech-language clinic in rural Nova Scotia, Jennifer Kent-Walsh met a family who would forever change what she wanted to do with her life. The...

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