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Dr. Wendt’s main research interests concentrate on children with developmental disabilities and significant communication disorders. Within this population, he is particularly interested in interventions based on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT). His current research investigates the efficacy of AAC and AT through systematic reviews and intervention studies using single-subject research designs. The knowledge gained from these efficacy studies is used to promote evidence-based practice (EBP) in communication disorders and special education. Another strand of his research is concerned with multicultural and cross-linguistic aspects of AAC, especially those related to symbol acquisition in culturally and linguistically-diverse learners.
Wendt, O., Quist, R.W., & Lloyd, L.L. (Eds.)(in press). Assistive Technology. Principles and Applications for Communication Disorders and Special Education. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Wendt, O. (2006, September). Searching for and finding evidence in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 15(3), 19-21.
Wendt, O. (2006, September). Critically Appraised Topics: An approach to critical appraisal of evidence. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 15(3), 24-26.
Schlosser, R.W., Wendt, O., Bhavnani, S., & Nail-Chiwetalu, B. (2006). Use of information-seeking strategies for developing systematic reviews and engaging in evidence-based practice: the application of traditional and comprehensive pearl growing. A review, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 41(5), 567-582.
Schlosser, R.W., Wendt, O., Angermeier, K.L., & Shetty, M. (2005). Searching for
evidence in augmentative and alternative communication: Navigating a scattered literature. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 21(4), 233-255.