CAAC Graduation 2015

Posted on May 25, 2015

Graduation is a time of joy and happiness. A time of fulfilled dreams and excitement at the possibilities that lie ahead. It is also a time to celebrate the supportive and enabling environments at home and the support at the places we chose to study at. It is also an opportunity to sigh and feel the relief of completing a demanding task. It is a time of reflection on how to embark on the journey of  lifelong learning. Graduation marks the beginning of learning and not the end.  In the words of Mahatma Gandhi “Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to love forever”.

The CAAC celebrated the graduation of its postgraduate students on 22nd and 24th of April 2015. The Autumn graduation saw 15 Honors AAC graduates, 2 MAAC, 16 MECI and 2 PhD students.  The two PhD studies were completed under the main supervision of Dr Shakila Dada. Dr Tracy Naude study focussed on the effect of an aided language stimulation program on the mathematical world problem solving of children with intellectual disabilities. Dr Kirsty Bastable developed a non- powered, self- initiated mobility program that facilitated engagement in children with severe mobility impairments. Both these studies focussed on efficacy of interventions which are of international appeal with the development of low cost interventions for children with disabilities maintaining its local relevance. 

Please click link below for all the photos of the Graduation:

http://www.up.ac.za/en/centre-for-augmentative-alternative-communication/gallery/view-2079013-graduation-2015

 

- Author Shakila Dada
Published by Robyn White

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