The Communication Center of Excellence, which includes the Harris Family Assistive Technology Lab and the Richard and Eloise Agee Speech Physiology Lab, is dedicated to developing and improving technologies and treatment strategies to reduce the functional limitations of individuals with complex communication disorders. Our collaborative research model includes academic, industry, clinical, and patient/family partnerships.
Research conducted in the Communication Center addresses three primary aims:
- Developing technology for use in restorative and compensatory treatment for persons with complex communication disorders.
- Documenting and refining best practices in restorative and compensatory treatment to optimize the functional outcomes for persons with complex communication disorders.
- Maximizing independence and life participation of individuals with severe physical disabilities through meaningful application of technology.