Katya Hill-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Katya Hill

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School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Forbes Tower, 5026
khill @ pitt.edu

Katya Hill, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is an internationally recognized speaker in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and evidence-based practice. Her career reflects her mission of improving the quality of life for individuals who rely on AAC by advocating for the most effective communication possible. Dr. Hill is associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches and conducts AAC clinical activity. Her involvement in NIH funded research projects has resulted in the development of language activity monitoring and AAC performance measurement tools. In addition, Dr. Hill is Executive Director of the AAC Institute.
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"Severe communication impairment may be the most significant of disabilities addressed by assistive technology. Individuals who cannot speak generally experience an extremely low quality of life. I've had the privilege of working in the area of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) to address this most essential human need."