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Speech Pathology and Audiology Project ACT

South Carolina State University Speech Pathology and Audiology Program received funding to expand knowledge and practical experiences related to assistive technology/augmentative communication. Dr. Harriette Gregg and Mrs. Debra Frishberg are the Co-Directors of this project – Project ACT.

Project ACTProject ACT – Augmentative Communication Technology for Providers and Consumers in Rural Settings. Project ACT was designed to address issues related to the nature and scope of the knowledge about and competencies in alternative and augmentative communication/assistive technology (AAC/AT) for service providers and consumers in rural settings. The need for Project ACT was apparent on many levels:

  • To increase the number of highly qualified Speech-Language Pathologists who would have the potential of working with AAC/AT users in rural public schools and rehabilitation centers
  • To introduce appropriate assistive technology
  • To improve outcomes for children and adults with disabilities through enhanced and expanded service delivery
  • Project ACTTo build a cutting edge, research-based AAC/AT clinical learning lab at the South Carolina State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic


For more information, contact:

Speech Pathology and Audiology Program
300 College Street, NE
Box 7427
Orangeburg, SC 29117

Phone: 803-536-8074
Clinic: 803-536-8073
Fax: 803-536-8357
E-mail: cjeffrie@scsu.edu