Project AAC for ALL Students Visited Cambodia with the NIKA Project

Author: Admin
September 18, 2023

Gloria Soto and Nancy Robinson shared that twelve SLHS and SPED graduate students involved in Project AAC for ALL, a personnel preparation project to train future speech-language pathologists and special educators in the provision of culturally and linguistically affirming augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services, traveled to Cambodia with a team of mentors in partnership with the NIKA Project. Their students worked alongside local teachers and other school professionals to create and implement Khmer communication systems and supports in two schools for students with significant disabilities. See here a set of slides describing their experience.

This is the third time students have traveled abroad as part of this project. The first summer they sent students abroad with the NIKA project was 2019. They traveled to Indonesia and Malaysia. In 2019 they also sent two students to the Marshall Islands in collaboration with the University of Hawaii. 2020 and 2021 were online collaborative projects with Peru, India, and Micronesia (this one in collaboration with the University of Hawaii). Last year, 2022, they sent students to Peru and India.