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CM2020 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers

CM2020 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters 2020 International AAC Conference (13-15 September, University of Leeds). Again this year we will be using an online submission programme called Aventri. We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence-based practice which constituted improved […]

CM2019 Conference Keynote Video

CM2019 International AAC Conference, 8-10 September 2019, University of Leeds Karen Erickson, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, a Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Yoder Distinguished Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. […]

CM2019 Conference Feedback

Now Closed CM2019 International AAC Conference, 8-10 September 2019, University of Leeds Please give your feedback after the conference by going to https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/communication-matters-2019-delegate-feedback– You could win a £20 Amazon voucher for completing this evaluation! Thank you for your comments.

Friday Announcements – 17th January 2020

1. Join Therapy Box community! 2. New Inclusive Technology 2020 Catalogue 3. PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop 4. Speech and Communication Support Masterclasses for Motor Neurone Disease News from CM: 5. NEW Communication Matters AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day – Booking Now Open! 6. CM2020 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers 7. […]

AAC Dissemination Seminars

Communication Matters, along with organisations involved in the delivery of the AAC Grants Programme, will be hosting four AAC Dissemination Seminars across England in April 2013, which have been arranged to raise awareness on the subject of Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) services. The seminars will aim to disseminate information from two key pieces of work: The […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: March 2013 Update

AAC Dissemination Seminars We are working with key partners on a series of joint dissemination events aimed primarily at commissioners and heads of specialist AAC services. These will take place in England, Scotland and Wales in April and May. Our partners are the DfE consortium leads in England, Susan Shandley from the ‘A Right to […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: February 2013 Update

AACknowledge website now live! “Wow, it is great! Love the information and accessibility.” “A terrific new AAC resource” “A great resource for anyone interested in AAC” The AACknowledge website went live on 10th December 2012 and as you can see we’ve already had some very positive feedback about it. The website was developed by Manchester Metropolitan University […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: November 2012 Update

AAC Evidence Base website Thank you to all the members of Communication Matters who took up our invitation to be involved in testing the AAC Evidence Base website in October. We had a brilliant response with over 50 people asking to participate, and received extensive feedback on the content and design of the site. The research […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: September 2012 Update

Teachers and lecturers – can you help with our research? The research team at the University of Sheffield has been gathering data about AAC services across the UK.  The researchers need more information about how high-tech AAC is used and supported in educational settings.  If you teach adults, young people or children in the UK […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: July 2012 Update

Can you help with our research? The researchers at the University of Sheffield have been busy travelling the UK over the last few months, holding meetings and interviews with specialist AAC services, practitioners, teachers, commissioners, AAC users and their communication partners. They have gathered significant and valuable data from these sources but would like to […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: June 2012 Update

The journal Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica will publish a second article from the systematic literature review in its next edition. The article reports a review of 65 papers that describe interventions using high tech AAC and evaluate their effectiveness. The abstract and the article are currently available online: http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=Ausgabe&Ausgabe=257033&ProduktNr=224177 ISAAC 2012 is a great opportunity to share our work […]

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: May 2012 Update

At the beginning of the research project, the University of Sheffield (working with an honorary researcher from Barnsley Hospital) conducted a systematic literature reviewof academic articles relating to high tech AAC published over a 10-year period. The first article on this work has been published in the most recent edition of the International Journal of Language & […]