Patricia Politano

Patricia Ann Politano

Clinical Associate Professor, Disability and Human Development

Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Unit

Office Phone

312-413-1473

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 413 DHSP

Mail Code

726

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Dr. Politano is a speech-language pathologist that has worked as an augmentative communication (AAC) specialist for over 25 years and has consulted internationally on AAC and assistive technology (AT). Current research interests include international AT policies and perspectives of people who use AAC.

Selected Grants

US Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Assistive Technology Leaders in Special Education (ATLiS), Co-Principal Investigator

Coleman Foundation, Investigation of the use of mobile technology for social networking and safety for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, Co-Principal Investigator

Coleman Foundation, Investigation of the use of mobile technology for vocational training, work and community integration individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, Co-Principal Investigator

UIC Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement Research, Civic Engagement and Disability: Using advocacy and technology to advance the political participation of people with disabilities, Co-Principal Investigator

Publication Aggregators

ResearchGate

Education

PhD, 2007, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (Major: Disability Studies, Thesis: Understanding factors contributing to interactions of people who use augmentative communication methods).
M.A., 1998, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Communication Sciences and Disorders).
B.A., 1981, College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, (Majors: Music Therapy and Psychology).