Welcome to TADS Research Lab

The Translational Augmentative and Alternative Communication Data Science (TADS) Laboratory focuses on developing valid and reliable methods to collect and analyze various data from AAC users to support both AAC research and clinical services. The lab also works on investigating how different features of AAC system designs affect AAC users' language performance from the initial learning stage to the long-term usage in multiple languages (e.g., English and Chinese). TADS Lab's vision is to create a data management system to relieve researchers and clinicians from the obstacles of the data management process and support them to focus on their clients and studies.  

The TADS lab has various research equipment, AAC systems, and resources to conduct research and provide research opportunities for students. Students will receive hands-on experience with project development and data collection for various research projects.

The TADS lab is managed by Dr. Kay Chen. TADS is located in 228 and 233 Hewitt Hall, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of New Hampshire.


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    Spring 2023 Lab Members

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    Want to Join TADS Lab?

    Email kay.chen@unh.edu for more information!

  • Lab Volunteer, Hannah Harding, testing the eye-tracking and motion-sensing technology

    Master's Thesis in Progress

    Julia Nicolosi's Master's thesis is now seeing participants!

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    Fall 2022 Lab Members