Updates to AACknowledge website (November 2014)

The following journal articles have recently been added to the AACknowledge website:

A case study template to support experimental design in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology

AAC to Support Conversation in Persons with Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

Adjusting dysarthric speech signals to be more intelligible

Authorship in Facilitated Communication: An Analysis of 11 Cases

Barriers and facilitators to children’s use of speech-generating devices: a descriptive qualitative study of mothers’ perspectives

Building personalised synthetic voices for individuals with severe speech impairment

Communication Support through Multimodal Supplementation: A Scoping Review

Communicative competence in the field of augmentative and alternative communication: a review and critique

Comparative Efficacy of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) versus a Speech-Generating Device: Effects on Social-communicative Skills and Speech Development

Confirming and Denying in Co-Construction Processes: A Case Study of an Adult with Cerebral Palsy and two Familiar Partners

Considerations for the Provision of Services to Bilingual Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Designing AAC Systems for Children with Autism: Evidence from Eye Tracking Research

Don’t give up: Employment experiences of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who use augmentative and alternative communication

Early Augmented Language Intervention for Children with Developmental Delays: Potential Secondary Motor Outcomes

Effect of Number of Graphic Symbols, Levels, and Listening Conditions on Symbol Identification and Latency in Persons with Aphasia

Effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication on Challenging Behaviour: A Meta-Analysis

Effect of two layouts on high technology AAC navigation and content location by people with aphasia

Experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving and using low tech AAC: an Australian context

Exploring the Impact of Cognition on Young Children’s Ability to Navigate a Speech-Generating Device

Eye Tracking as a Measure of Receptive Vocabulary in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Eye Tracking Research to Answer Questions about Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessment and Intervention

Gestural Depiction in Acquired Language Disorders: On the Form and Use of Iconic Gestures in Aphasic Talk-In-Interaction

Getting your wheel in the door: Successful full-time employment experiences of individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication

Handwriting-in-interaction Between People with ALS/MND and their Conversation Partners

Impacts of a PECS Instructional Coaching Intervention on Practitioners and Children with Autism

Implementing Directives that Involve Prepositions with Children with Autism: A Comparison of Spoken Cues with Two Types of Augmented Input

Introducing the therapy outcome measure for AAC services in the context of a review of other measures

Learning to use the Internet and online social media: What is the effectiveness of home-based intervention for youth with complex communication needs?

Long-term effects of PECS on social–communicative skills of children with autism spectrum disorders: a follow-up study

Measurement of the Visual Attention Patterns of People with Aphasia: A Preliminary Investigation of Two Types of Human Engagement in Photographic Images

My dream was to pay taxes: The self-employment experiences of individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication

Noninvasive Brain–Computer Interfaces for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Parents’ Reports of Patterns of Use and Exposure to Practices Associated with AAC Acceptance by Individuals with Angelman Syndrome

Participants’ Dynamic Orientation to Folder Navigation when Using a VOCA with a Touch Screen in Talk-in-Interaction

Perception and multimeaning analysis of graphic symbols for Thai picture-based communication system

Perceptions of the design of voice output communication aids

Preliminary Study of Gaze Toward Humans in Photographs by Individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, or Other Intellectual Disabilities: Implications for Design of Visual Scene Displays

Reliability and Validity of the C-BiLLT: A new Instrument to Assess Comprehension of Spoken Language in young Children with Cerebral Palsy and Complex Communication Needs

Social Participation of School-aged Children Who Use Communication Aids: The Views of Children and Parents

Social Validation of Vocabulary Selection: Ensuring Stakeholder Relevance

Speech Generating Devices and Modality of Short-term Word Storage

Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perceptions of Implementing Communication Intervention with Students with Multiple and Severe Disabilities

Support for AAC Use in Preschool, and Growth in Language Skills, for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities

Talking Mats in a discussion group for people with Huntington’s disease

Teaching Conceptually Referenced Core Vocabulary for Initial Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Teaching Multi-Step Requesting and Social Communication to Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with Three AAC Options

Team Consensus Concerning Important Outcomes for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assistive Technologies: A Pilot Study

The Iconicity of Picture Communication Symbols for Children with English Additional Language and Mild Intellectual Disability

The impact of switching on family caregivers of children with cerebral palsy

The Potential Influence of Stimulus Overselectivity in AAC: Information from Eye Tracking and Behavioral Studies of Attention with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

The speech generating device (SGD) mentoring programme: an evaluation by participants

Towards Personalized Speech Synthesis for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Towards the improvement of Augmentative and Alternative Communication through the modelling of conversation

Translucency Ratings of Blissymbols over Repeated Exposures by Children with Autism

Use of eye-pointing by children with cerebral palsy: what are we looking at?

Working Memory Demands of Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Also, the following plain language summaries have been added recently (with matching short summaries):

A systematic review of the effectiveness of nurse communication with patients with complex communication needs with a focus on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (summary)

Augmentative and alternative communication in daily clinical practice: strategies and tools for management of severe communication disorders (summary)

Communication boards in critical care: patients’ views (summary)

Exploring Communication Assistants as an Option for Increasing Communication Access to Communities for People who use Augmentative Communication (summary)

Fundamentals of the ImPAACT Program (summary)

Light Technology Augmentative Communication for Acute Care and Rehab Settings (summary)

Nursing the patient with severe communication impairment (summary)

SPEACS-2: Intensive Care Unit ‘‘Communication Rounds’’ with Speech Language Pathology (summary)

The effect of shared book reading on the acquisition of expressive vocabulary of a 7 year old who uses AAC (summary)

Use of augmentative and alternative communication strategies by family members in the intensive care unit (summary)