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  • The 26th Annual AAC Research Seminar and the Neville Cohen Memorial lecture

    Posted on August 11, 2015

    On 31 July the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) hosted its 26th Annual Research Seminar which included exciting and ground-breaking research presentations.

  • Prof Romski to receive prestigious award

    Posted on July 22, 2015

    Prof MaryAnn Romski will be awarded the Honors of the Association by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in November 2015.

  • Mandela Day: CAAC master’s students give of their time

    Posted on July 21, 2015

    ‘Disabled children are equally entitled to an exciting and brilliant future.’ These words were spoken by Nelson Mandela during the opening of the First Annual South African Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 4 December 1994.

  • CAAC in Sweden - Inspiration from South Africa

    Posted on June 18, 2015

    Professor Juan Bornman, from the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC), recently visited the CHILD research unit at Jönköping University in Sweden to lecture and to plan upcoming joint research projects.

  • Third year speech-language pathology and audiology students learn about AAC

    Posted on June 01, 2015

    The ability to speak, is often taken for granted, and it is only when you lose that ability, that you realize what you have lost. Augmentative and Alternative communication, also known as AAC, is a term that is used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable...

  • 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

  • No to Xenophobia

    Posted on April 21, 2015

    The CAAC and the University of Pretoria strongly condemns all forms of xenophobia and associated violence across the country.

  • Hosting Prof Brenda Louw – what a privilege!

    Posted on March 30, 2015

    The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) had the honour of hosting Prof Brenda Louw from 8–21 March 2015.

  • PHinisheD

    Posted on March 30, 2015

    Mrs. Alida Naude successfully defended her PhD thesis,” Exploring ethical sensitivity in the South African context: Developing and implementing a measure in the therapeutic sciences”, on 19 March 2014.

  • Dreams do come true

    Posted on March 13, 2015

    Dreams become inevitable when we commit to them and, perhaps equally important, when those around us also commit to them.

  • Eskom Training

    Posted on March 06, 2015

    The CAAC had an opportunity to train Eskom employees on disability etiquette.

  • Prof Juan Bornman publishes international book

    Posted on January 23, 2015

    Prof Juan Bornman, of the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently published an international book titled Stop the violence against people with disabilities: an international resource.

  • Systematic Reviews coming alive at SAAK

    Posted on January 23, 2015

    Dr. Boshoff, an international visitor, has assisted the Centre for AAC's PhD students and staff in writing successful Systematic Reviews.

  • Facilitating language skills in children who need augmentative and alternative forms of communication

    Posted on January 15, 2015

    A recent research project conducted by Dr Kerstin Tönsing from the Centre for AAC explored methods of facilitating expressive language skills in children who have little or no functional speech.

  • UP selected to host Carnegie African diaspora scholar

    Posted on January 05, 2015

    The University of Pretoria was selected by the Carnegie ADF Program to host an African diaspora scholar from the United States.

  • 'Tell and be heard'

    Posted on November 28, 2014

    A Centre staff project at the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP has led to the development of multilingual communication boards specifically aimed at helping individuals with complex communication needs to disclose victimization.

  • PAIN MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY IN SCHOOL SETTINGS

    Posted on November 27, 2014

    Dr Margareta Adolfsson from the CHILD project at Jönköping University in Sweden visited the Centre for AAC on Monday, 17 November. Margareta, Ensa Johnson (CAAC), together with Dr. Stefan Nilsson (CHILD; Göthenburg University, Sweden) are doing research on how pain in children with cerebral...

  • Prof John Creswell visits the University of Pretoria

    Posted on April 23, 2014

    Staff and students from the Centre for AAC attended an expert lecture by Prof John Creswell on the latest advances in Mixed methods hosted by the Faculty of Education.

  • PhD student in the Centre for AAC featured in the SASLHA e-zine

    Posted on March 18, 2014

    Ms Alida Naude, a PhD student in the Centre for AAC, is featured in the March 2014 edition of the South African Speech Language and Hearing Association's professional magazine.

  • Swedish Researchers from the University of J

    Posted on March 09, 2014

    In February, five members of the CHILD research group at the University of J

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