Advance at UNM 2018 Women in STEM awards: Cindy Gervarter


Dr. Cindy Gevarter, an assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Her proposal is “Individualized communication assessment, intervention, and communication partner training for learners with autism spectrum disorder and limited speech.” This study will explore methods for incorporating iPad-based communication devices into the everyday routines of non-vocal children with autism. The study will focus on determining appropriate methods for individualizing device formats, selecting vocabulary, and providing parent training, according to Gevarter.