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AAC & EC Services in England during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Want to know how AAC and EC services in England have been working with people who need AAC and/or Environmental control (EC) during the COVID-19 pandemic? Zoe Clarke (Chair of NHS England EC Advisory Group), Richard Cave (SLT at Compass in London who also works for the Motor Neurone Disease Association – MNDA) and Julie […]

Communication Matters AAC Awards News reaches Australia!

Towards the end of last year, following the Communication Matters AAC Awards ceremony, an article was being worked on (with thanks to MEETinLEEDS & Ilk Agency) to highlight Laith Ritchie’s contribution to the AAC sector and his amazing achievements. We are really pleased to let you know that Laith’s piece has gone to print in […]

Friday Announcements – 3 July 2020

1. Recruiting Siblings of Individuals who use AAC to take part in Research 2. Would you like to Write an Article for us? 3. New AAC Device from Pretorian Technologies 4. Young Scot Dedicated Young Carer Platform 5. AAC and EC Services in England During the COVID-19 Pandemic 6. Ability World announces new ‘wearable’ GoTalks […]

AAC Clinical Excellence Networks (CENs) / Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The following groups of people involved in AAC get together to share information about effective practices and current issues. AAC Sig Website: www.aacsig.org.uk Email: chair@aacsig.org.uk Location: Oxford Meetings: 3 times a year at Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital London AAC CEN Website: https://webcollect.org.uk/aaclondon https://www.facebook.com/AACLondon Email: aaclondoncen@gmail.com Location: London Meetings: 3 times a year at various venues […]

AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day- Full Programme Confirmed

Communication Matters is delighted to present our fourth AAC and Literacy Study Day. Our speakers will be addressing the literacy needs and the implementation of literacy instruction for children as well as older learners in both special and mainstream schools. Keynote Speaker: Maureen Donnelly – “Write On! Supporting AAC Users as Beginning Writers Today, Tomorrow, […]

AACKnowledge Website News

Since the relaunch of our website, we’ve received several enquiries about the AACKnowledge site. In 2013, Communication Matters, in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University, launched the AACknowledge website: an online AAC evidence base that presented information on the latest research in AAC in a variety of accessible formats. The site was made possible by grant […]

New Courses with Recognised Qualifications for AAC Users Available

Communication Matters has been successful in receiving a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver Level 1 Mentoring and Level 1 and/or Entry Level 3 in Personal & Social Development qualifications for AAC users over the next three years and to help set up local mentoring schemes. The qualifications consist of a variety […]

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.

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 […]