The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that Dr Kerstin Tönsing recently obtained a Y2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).
A Y2 rating is given to a young researcher who is recognised by all, or the overriding majority of reviewers, as having the potential to establish him/herself as a researcher (as demonstrated by recent research products).
Dr Tönsing's research interest is in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her focus is on the way in which graphic symbol-based AAC systems can enhance communication and language development, particularly in children with severe disabilities and limited speech. She is also interested in the implementation of AAC systems in multilingual and multicultural contexts.