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An introduction to non-invasive brain-computer interface techniques for AAC

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Individuals with neuromotor impairments such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and locked in
syndrome can present with a range of impairments impacting AAC intervention. To help support AAC
access, this seminar will provide an overview of non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI)
techniques for individuals with severe physical impairment, along with assessment considerations,
and future directions for integrating BCI into clinical practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 100 attendees to log into the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

Files: ASHA CEU Participant Form, Certificate of Attendance

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Kevin Pitt is a fifth-year Ph.D., candidate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of
Kansas. He is interested in brain-computer interface assessment and training for individuals with

cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and locked in syndrome, in addition to how brain-
computer interfaces fit in alongside current clinical practices.


Stephanie Meehan


  • Different non-invasive brain-computer interface techniques.
  • Various considerations for brain-computer interface assessment.
  • Future directions for integrating brain-computer interfaces into clinical practice.


  • 5 minutes: Introduction of speaker, USSAAC and topic
  • 5 minutes: Overview of current and future AAC access methods for individuals with Severe physical impairment
  • 30 minutes: Overview of brain-computer interface techniques and feature matching-based assessment consideration
  • 5 minutes: Developing BCI assessment tools
  • 10 minutes: Future directions for integrating brain-computer interfaces into current clinical practice (e.g., brain-computer interface access for children)
  • 5 minutes: Q and A

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs in speech-language pathology and audiology are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider, USSAAC. CEU Participant Forms are available onsite at Registration. ASHA CEUs are provided to full registrations. This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). 

ASHA Disclosures:

  • Kevin Pitt works as a graduate research assistant (GRA) for NIH R01 Research Grant
    DC016343-01A1 (PI: Dr. Brumberg).and NIH R03 Research Grant DC011304 (PI: Dr.
    Brumberg). His dissertation work is supported by the Texas Woman’s University
    Woodcock Institute Research Grant and the University of Kansas Graduate Summer
    Scholarship. Kevin has no non-finanical disclosures to report.
  • Moderator has no financial or non-financial disclosures to report.


Sarah Blackstone, Betsy Caporale, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Amy Goldman, Amanda
Hettenhausen, Mike Hipple, Richard Hurtig, Stephanie Meehan, Wendy Quach,
Lisa Timm


March 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kevin Pitt

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