Current Research Studies

Augmentative and Alternative Immersion

Augmentative and Alternative Immersion


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of communication partner coaching in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) intervention. The primary goal of the study is to evaluate the impact of the Model, Encourage, Respond (MODELER) AAC intervention package on the communication performance of individuals with AS working across parents, educational assistants, and other stakeholders as communication partners.

Participant’s communication partners will receive training and coaching both in school and at home over approximately six months. In addition to standardized and study specific assessments, upon completion communication partner participants will be asked to complete a followup survey.

Participation Requirements

  • Individuals with Angelman syndrome who are age 6 to 22 years
  • Severe speech impairment (no intelligible speech production or a repertoire of fewer than 50 intelligible spoken, signed, or aided AAC words)
  • Attends an inclusive school setting
  • Is a beginning aided AAC user (in the last year)

More Information

Dr. Samuel Sennott  |  503-725-8166


The Angelman Syndrome Foundation does not endorse any clinical trial or study, but provides information to the AS community for its own consideration.