Reflections on Collaboration
Posted on April 05, 2018
Increasingly universities requires researchers to embark on collaborative research with local and international researchers. As the principal investigators on a National Research Foundation (NRF) and Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Science...
Dr Ulrika Ferm from Sweden visits the CAAC
Posted on February 15, 2018
The word “communication” is derived from the Latin “communicare” which means “to share” and that is exactly what Dr Ferm did in five days : presenting five expert lectures, meeting 100 students, visiting two schools for children with disability and discussing...
Kolkata - A city of contrasts
Posted on December 05, 2017
Kolkata is the second largest city in India situated in West Bengal. Kolkata for most visitors conjures up images of human suffering and poverty. This is a partial picture of this vibrant city. It is a city of contrasts, not unlike South Africa, noble and squalid; historic and futuristic...
WATCH: Online learning contributes to student success
Posted on October 20, 2017
For two decades the University of Pretoria (UP) has offered a blended approach to teaching and learning. This model has secured a place for UP as a leader on the African continent in the use of a blended learning model.
Dr Schlebusch receives prestigious Autism Research Award
Posted on October 17, 2017
Dr Liezl Schlebusch was recently chosen as a recipient of an Emerging Researcher Award from the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) and Autism Speaks.
Young adults with severe disabilities make connections on campus
Posted on October 13, 2017
Relationships – human connection – makes the world go round. For people with severe communication difficulties, making these connections is not always easy. Discrimination, stigma, and false perceptions by society often make it difficult for them to be seen, to be heard, and to have a...
Lesotho Collaboration - the Kingdom in the Sky
Posted on June 20, 2017
Lesotho might be a tiny landlocked country, nestled between the Drakensberg and Maloti mountain ranges but it is a country with a big heart. It is entirely surrounded by South Africa, and from 25 to 27 May 2017 four South Africans from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication...
CAAC awards Neville Cohen Award to Prof Erna Alant
Posted on May 31, 2017
Prof Erna Alant, founder of the Centre of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria, received the Neville Cohen Award on 24 May 2017.
DisOlympics on campus: Transforming how we walk and talk
Posted on May 18, 2017
The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, in collaboration with the Transformation Committee of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted an event titled, 'DisOlympics on campus: Transforming...
Kenyan collaboration - a river of possibility
Posted on March 28, 2017
Prof Juan Bornman, from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP was recently invited to deliver a keynote address at the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Prof Bornman publishes 2nd edition of 'Believe that all can achieve'
Posted on March 03, 2017
Prof Juan Bornman from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria and Jill Rose recently published the second edition of Believe that all can achieve - Increasing classroom participation in learners with special support needs.
CAAC wins global innovative education award
Posted on December 09, 2016
The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC)at the University of Pretoria won the Regional Gold Award for Africa at the 2016 Reimagine Education Conference and Awards Ceremony held in Philadelphia, USA on Monday, 5 December 2016.
Prof. Alants' new book is a meaningful contribution to the field of AAC
Posted on December 02, 2016
Prof Erna Alants’ book entitled: AAC Engagement and participation, published by Plural Publishing, is a meaningful contribution to the field of AAC
CAAC launches the book 'Write to Life'
Posted on October 07, 2016
On Friday, 23 September, the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) launched a book of poetry, text and images entitled Write to life.
Daring to dream - CAAC hosts annual Fofa Communication Empowerment Programme
Posted on October 10, 2016
Young adults with severe communication disabilities aged between 19 and 35 years recently attended a yearly training week at the University of Pretoria.
CAAC donates adapted books in honour of Mandela Day
Posted on September 27, 2016
On 14 September 2016 the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and their Masters in Early Childhood Intervention students donated specially adapted books to Chrysalis Preschool in Pretoria in honour of Mandela Day.
Dr Samuels awarded HELTASA TAU Fellowship
Posted on September 27, 2016
Dr Alecia Samuels, from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently awarded the HELTASA TAU Fellowship for 2015-2016.
CAAC presents research at ISAAC conference
Posted on September 09, 2016
Staff and students from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria attended the 17th Biennial Conference of ISAAC (the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) in Toronto, Canada, from 6 to 13 August 2016.
Prof Bornman awarded prestigious ISAAC Fellowship
Posted on August 23, 2016
Prof Juan Bornman, Director of the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria, was recently named a Fellow of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) at the 17th Biennial Conference of ISAAC in Toronto, Canada.
Message banking brings hope for persons with MND
Posted on July 25, 2016
Ms Imke Oosthuizen, a master's student at the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP, recently conducted a study on message banking, a relatively new early intervention strategy for persons with MND.