John W. McCarthy
John W. McCarthy, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist specializing in children and young adults with complex communication needs requiring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Currently he is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University. He teaches courses in AAC, Language Development, Introduction to Communication Disorders, Research Methods, and Interprofessional Education. Dr. McCarthy's primary research interests include: developing better AAC computer user interfaces for children, expanding the creative possibilities for children and young adults with complex communication needs, and student-constructed classroom content to build teams and share knowledge.