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Patents, Software, Publications and Other Media

Patents

System and Method for Effectively Navigating Polysemous Symbols Across a Plurality of Linked Electronic Screen Overlays; Baker, Kovacs, Witkowski, Hershberger, Cross, Halloran, Halloran and Hill, provisional patent filed 2012.

Apparatus, computer readable medium and method for effectively navigating polysemous symbols across a plurality of linked electronic screen overlays, including use of visual indicators.Patent #9336198. Baker, B.R., Conti, R.V. Cross, R. T., Kovacs, T. R., Halloran, C.C., Halloran, J., Hershberger, D. H., Hill, K. J. & Read, R.; Filed 2103; Date of Patent May 10, 2016.

Apparatus, method and computer readable medium for a multifunctional interactive dictionary database for referencing polysemous symbol. Patent #9229925. Baker, B.R., Conti, R.V. Cross, R. T., Kovacs, T. R., Halloran, C.C., Halloran, J., Hershberger, D. H., Hill, K. J. & Read, R.; Filed 2013; Date of Patent January 5, 2016

Apparatus, computer readable medium and method for effectively using visual indicators in navigating polysemous symbols across a plurality of linked electronic screen overlays. Patent #9208594. Baker, B.R., Conti, R.V. Cross, R. T., Kovacs, T. R., Halloran, C.C., Halloran, J., Hershberger, D. H., Hill, K. J. & Read, R. Files 2013; Date of Patent December 8, 2015.

Apparatus, computer readable medium and method for effectively navigating polysemous symbols across a plurality of linked electronic screen overlays, including use of visual indicators.Patent #922992. M Baker, B.R., Conti, R.V. Cross, R. T., Kovacs, T. R., Halloran, C.C., Halloran, J., Hershberger, D. H., Hill, K. J. & Read, R.; Filed 2103; Date of Patent January 5, 2016.

Multiple Meaning, Sequenced Tactile Symbols. Provisional Patent Application in process. 

Visual Screen Displays, Uses Thereof and Corresponding Apparatus. Provisional Patent Application:#8466-000008 US/PS1 approved. 

Developing an appropriate icon set for a Mandarin Augmentative Communication System. Provisional Patent Application:  8466-000007/US/PS1 approved.

 

Software

PeRT 3.0 (Performance Report Tool) (2013). A computer program for generating the AAC Performance Report. [Computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA: AAC Institute.

PeRT 2.5 (Performance Report Tool) (2011). A computer program for generating the AAC Performance Report. [Computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA: AAC Institute.

KeyLAM 2.2 (2011)  A keylogging computer program for monitoring text-entry for a brain computer interfrace (BCI). [computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA:  AAC Institute

KeyLAM 2.0 (2010)  A keylogging computer program for monitoring text-entry. [computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA:  AAC Institute

KeyLAM  beta version (2009)  A keylogging computer program for monitoring text-entry. [computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA:  AAC Institute

SSPT (Single Switch Performance Tool). (2004). [Computer software]. Edinboro, PA: AAC Institute.

Hill, K. & Romich, B. (2003). PeRT 1.0 (Performance Report Tool): A computer program for generating the AAC Performance Report. [Computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA: AAC Institute.

Hill, K. & Romich, B. (2003). U-LAM (Universal Language Activity Monitor): A computer program for collecting AAC language samples. [Computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA: AAC Institute.

Hill, K. & Romich, B. (2002). PeRT beta version (Performance Report Tool): A computer program for generating the AAC Performance Report. [Computer software]. Pittsburgh, PA: AAC Institute.

 

Book Chapters

2019

Hill, K. (2019). Tele-AAC principles, practices and language activity monitoring. In:  Hill, N., Juengling, J., Gutmann, M., Cohn, E. Tele-AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication through Telepractice. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. (pp. 139-174).

2017

Ball, L. J. & Hill, K. (2017). Augmentative and alternative communication and voice products and technologies. In A. M. Jetter, C. M. Spicer & J. L. Flaubert (Eds.). The promise of assistive technology to enhance activity and work participation. Washington DC:  The National Academies Press, Washington DC. (pp. 209-310).

Hill, K. (2017). The role speech language pathologists in assistive technology assessments .  In M. J. Scherer & S. Federici (Eds.) Assistive technology assessment: A handbook for professionals in disability, rehabilitation and health professions (2nd Edition). London, UK: Taylor & Francis Group. 

2013

Hill, K. & Corsi, V. (2013). Il ruolo dei patologi del linguaggio nella valutazione delle tecnologie assistive. In S. Federici & M. J. Scherer (Eds.), Manuale di valutazione delle tecnologie assistive (pp. 315-342). Milano, IT: Pearson. ISBN: 9788865181362

 

Publications

2020

Chen, S.-H. K., Hill, K., Ridnour, T. R. & Chen, M.-C. (2020). Family-involved Clinical AAC Intervention for a Chinese Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Proceedings of 2020 International Conference on Special Education 

2018

Wolpaw, J.R.; Bedlack, R.S.; Reda, D.J.; Ringer, R.J.; Banks, P.G.; Vaughan, T.M.; Heckman, S.M.; McCane, L.M.; Carmack, C.S.; Winden, S.; McFarland, D.J.; Sellers, E.W.; Shi, H.; Paine, T.; Higgins, D.S.; Lo, A.C.; Patwa, H.S.; Hill, K.; Huang, G.D; and Ruff, R.L. (in press). Independent home use of a brain-computer interface by people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. NEUROLOGY. 2018; 91(3). e267. Doi:10.1212/WNL0000000000005812

Wang, E-H, Zhou, L, Chen, S-Z K, Hill, K., Parmanto, B. (2018). An mHealth platform for supporting clinical data integration into augmentative and alternative communication service delivery: User-centered design and usability evaluation. MIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology. 5(2):e14. Doi:10.2196/rehab.9009.

2017

Wang, E-H., Zhou, L., Chen, S-H. K., Hill, K. & Parmanto, B. (2017). Development and evaluation of a mobile AAC App: A virtual therapist and speech assistant for people with communication disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

Ridenour, T. A., Chen, S.-H. K., Liu H.-Y., Hill, K., Cooper, R. (2017) The Clinical Trials Continuum Illustrated with Nomothetic Statistics to Analyze Idiographic Clinical Trials. Journal of Person-Oriented Research. 3(1): 28-48.

Kovacs, T. & Hill, K. (2017). American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

2016

Huggins, JE, Alcaide-Aguirre, RE, Hill, K (2016) Effects of text generation on P300 brain-computer interface performance. Brain-Computer Interfaces 3(2), 112-120.

Shin, S. & Hill, K. (27 March 2016) Korean Word Frequency and Commonality Study for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.  DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12218.

Chen, M.-C., Chen, S.-H. K., Hill, K. (2016) A Four-win AAC Camp: AAC intervention through a AAC summer camp. Yun-Jia Special Education. 22, 17-25 (從一個四贏的輔助溝通系統使用者夏令營談輔助溝通介入服務,雲嘉特教) 

2015

Chen, S.-H. K, Hill, K., Ridenour, T. R., Sun, K. Su, C. & Chen, M.-C. (2015). Feasibility Study of Short-Term, Intensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention with Mandarin Chinese Speaking Children with Autism. Journal of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan, 34, 87-108. doi:10.6143/JSLHAT.2015.04.04

Chen, S.-H. K., Hill, K. Ridenour, T. Sun, K. Su, C. Chen, M.-C. (2015). Feasibility study of short-term, intensive augmentative and alternative communication intervention with Mandarin Chinese speaking children with autism, Journal of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan, 34, 87-108.

Kovacs, T. & Hill, K. (2015). A Tutorial on Reliability Testing in AAC Language Sample Transcription and Analysis. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, (ahead-of-print), 1-11.

Hill, K., Kovacs, T. & Shin, S. (2015). Critical issues using brain-computer interfaces for augmentative and alternative communication. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(3 Suppl), S8.

2014

Hill, K., Kovacs, T. & Shin, S. (2014). Reliability of brain-computer interface language sample transcription procedures. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(4), 579-590. doi:10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0102

 

Presentations 

Dr. Hill is a frequently invited speaker and presenter at major national and international conferences. Below represents an example of recent presentations.

Time Matters: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Data Logging and Performance. Seminar presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing (ASHA) Association Convention. Orlando, FL. November 21-23, 2019.

Huggins, J. E., Garcia-Verdugo, M. A., Cross, R. and Hill, K. (2019). Brain-computer interface operation of a commercial augmentative and alternative communication device. Poster presented at Neuroscience 2019. Society of Neuroscience. Chicago, IL. October 19-23, 2019

Kovacs, T., Hill, K., Dickey, M., Yaruss, S. (2018). Assessing morpheme stimulability in verbal speech and on speech generating devices. Poster presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing (ASHA) Association Convention.  Boston, MA. November 15-17, 2018.  ASHA Meritorious Poster Submission

Hill, K. Kovach, T., Cross, R. and Quinn, E. (2018). Subjective and objective measures used in an AAC assessment. Short Course presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing (ASHA) Association Convention.  Boston, MA. November 15-17, 2018. 

Hill, K. (May 2018). Theory-based perspectives on speech and language development with respect to AAC use. Cerebral Palsy Summit on Assistive Technology Innovations for Communication and Mobility. Cerebral Palsy Alliance and National Science Foundation (NSF). San Francisco, CA: May 3-4, 2018

 

Podcasts

The Wounded Healer Part 1 & 2 Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio at http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/woundedhealer. An interview with Dr. Katya Hill on communication in ICUs/Acute Care and End-of-Life.

 

Media Coverage

Interview by Shannon Perrine WTAE on the Brain Computer Interface (BCI) device which can help patients with ALS, stroke and other locked in conditions communicate at https://www.wtae.com/article/expensive-technology-gives-voice-to-the-voiceless/7833268.

WTAE coverage on the summer AAC camp organized by Dr. Katya Hill in Pittsburgh. CSD and SHRS students volunteer as camp counselors and receive AAC training on evidence-based practices at https://www.wtae.com/article/pittsburgh-non-profit-helps-children-find-their-voices/7203907