Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Literacy Lab (UT-AACL)

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Tennessee Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Literacy (UT-AACL) Center is to assist users of AAC technologies and their families in achieving their goals through consultation or direct services, as well as through the development of new evidence-based language and literacy assessments and interventions.

Training Opportunities

The Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Language, and Literacy (UT-AACL) Initiative to Prepare Speech-Language Pathologists project is a federally funded training grant (U.S. Department of Education grant # H325K150308, 2015-2020) designed to prepare and support speech-language pathology master level students in working with children with complex communication needs who may benefit from AAC strategies. Grantees receive additional training in literacy development, language and literacy connections, and augmentative & alternative communication (AAC), as well as completing practicum experiences with children with complex communication needs. For more information please contact: Dr. Jillian McCarthy (Co-Investigator), Dr. Ilsa Schwarz (Co-Investigator), or Emily Noss (Field Experience Coordinator).

Contact Us

Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Literacy Lab (UT-AACL)

433 South Stadium Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-0740