Research group on augmentative and alternative communication and habilitation, UTAC • UB

Main researcher:

Vilaseca Momplet, Rosa Maria

Researchers:

Coronas Puig-Pallarols, Marc

Main lines of research:

  • Aided language development and acquisition in people with motor disability.
  • Development of resources and assistive technologies for augmentative and alternative communication and habilitation.

Projects in progress:

Agreements and contracts for provision of services and research:

Mutual Agreement between the Barcelona University and the “Departament de Treball, Afers Socials i Famílies” of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), for the organization and maintenance of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Techniques Unit (UTAC).

Mutual Agreement between the University of Barcelona and the “Departament d’Ensenyament” of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation of the University of Barcelona to support the acquisition of augmentative and alternative communication and access to educational curriculum for students with motor disability.

Research activities in progress:

Design and development of different versions in diverse computerized platforms of CACE-UTAC pictographic communicator, as well as educative activities in the platform the Grid2 for children with disability.

Selected publications (last five years):

Book chapters

Coronas, M. (2017). Sistemas aumentativos y alternativos de comunicación para personas con parálisis cerebral. En M. Puyuelo, P. Poo, M. Coronas, C. Latorre y S. Fuentes, La Parálisis Cerebral. Diagnóstico e Intervención Logopédica (pp. 229-264). Madrid: EOS.

Coronas, M. y Basil, C. (2017). Los alumnos con discapacidad motriz. En A. Marchesi, C. Coll y J. Palacios, Desarrollo psicológico y educación: respuestas educativas a las dificultades de aprendizaje y del desarrollo (pp. 387-414). Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

Coronas, M. i Rosell, C. (2014). La discapacitat motriu. A L. Andreu (Coord.), Atenció a l’alumnat amb discapacitat sensorial i motriu (pp. 171-218). Barcelona: UOC.

Papers

Coronas, M. y Basil, C. (2013). Comunicación aumentativa y alternativa para personas con afasia. Revista de logopedia, foniatría y audiología, 33, 126-135.

Sancho, E., Coronas, M., Rosell, C., & Soro-Camats, E. (2013). Language Development Using a Multi-modality Communication Strategy for a Child with Intellectual Disabilities. Communication Matters Journal, 27(1), 9-12.

Selected papers given at congresses and seminars (last five years):

Coronas, M. y Rosell, C. (2015, març). Tecnologies de suport per a la comunicació. Seminario para logopedas del Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona, España.

Coronas, M. (2015, febrero). 2015. Situación y perspectivas en comunicación aumentativa. Conferencia presentada en Seminar on Adapting Communications Tools for People with Special Needs. Zaragoza, España.

Basil, C. (2014, July). Communicative functions in aided language studies. Seminar presented at Research Symposium of the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Lisboa, Portugal.

Sancho, E., Coronas, M., Rosell, C., & Basil, C. (2014, July). Curricular adaptations for a child in a mainstream school using AAC. Paper presented at 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Lisboa, Portugal.

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