Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Communication Center of Excellence

Communication Center Facilites

This lab contains the latest in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), environmental control, and computer access technology. The research underway in this lab focuses on the development and field-testing of new Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology options.  This lab also provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for children and adults with severe physical and/or cognitive impairments.

This lab houses the latest in motor speech evaluation technology. Comprehensive motor speech assessments are conducted by researchers and specially trained clinicians. This laboratory specializes in assessment and management of velopharyngeal incompetence. Through a unique collaboration with Dr. Julie Marshal from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dental college, patients can be fitted for palatal lift prosthesis or nasal obturators. To learn more about motor speech assessment and treatment options, contact Susan Fager, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 402.413.4506 or email.