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Issue Articles and Authors
Nov 2015
Vol 29(3)


  • A father writes about the event of his son’s investiture into the Scouts (Bob Sagoo)
  • A Multidisciplinary approach to AAC assessment (Andy Banns and Francesca Sephton)
  • AAC and curricular adaptations for a child in a mainstream school (Carme Rosell, Marc Coronas, Elvira Sancho, Emili Soro-Camats)
  • CM2015 National Conference: your feedback
  • Developing literacy support for students who have AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) needs and/or SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs) (Marion Stanton and Rosie Clark)
  • Interview with Brett Reynolds (Keynote Speaker CM2015 conference) (Catherine Harris)
  • It talks, texts and tweets – but is it interested in my day? (Peter Zein and Emily Gabrielle)
  • Listening to different voices in families (Deborah Pugh)
  • Mothers’ views of the communication skills of Maltese children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Marica Gatt)
  • My communication journey as an AAC user (Helen Quiller)
  • Open all hours – Scope’s online community (Emma Sterland)
Aug 2015
Vol 29(2)


  • An Interview with Barry Smith by Catherine Harris, Chair of Trustees
  • Development of a suite of mobile applications to support communication and leisure pursuits for patients with acquired brain injury. (Marie Cox and Kevin Doherty)
  • Employment: An aspiration for those with Severe Communication Impairments? (Helen Whittle)
  • Improving Privacy in Communication Aids. (Jack Browne, MComp and Dr Peter O’Neill, PhD)
  • Our Journey with LAMP and Children with Autism. A study to develop criteria for assessment for use of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach with non-verbal children with Autism. (Helen Robinson and Kate Tole)
  • Review of AAC Stroke Cases to Identify Common Practice and Consider Outcomes. (Zoe Clarke and Marcus Friday)
  • The DART Project – Improving Assistive Technology Provision in Further Education. (Rohan Slaughter and Trevor Mobbs)
  • The Visual Support Project (VSP): an authority-wide training, accreditation and practical resource for education settings supporting inclusive practice. (Julie Baxter, Marion Rutherford, Sarah Holmes)
  • Using the ProxTalker to Make Communication More Tangible. (Jacqueline Sura, MS BCBA)
Apr 2015
Vol 29(1)


  • A Model for Local AAC Services: The AAC Service for Adults in Gloucestershire (Katherine Broomfield & Louise Walters)
  • A Right to Communicate: A short film (Kirsty Paton, Louise Blackley, Julie McCracken & Helen Fletcher)
  • A Right to Speak: Development of an AAC resource pack for Forth Valley schools (David Fletcher)
  • Celebrations at Communication Matters (Ruth McMorran & Hilary Gardner)
  • Communication Training for Healthcare Assistants Supporting Young People with Complex Communication Needs (Cheryl Hanson)
  • Developing an Effective AAC Service Within the NHS and Education Settings (Helen Robinson & Shelagh Crossley)
  • Empowerment and Living Independently (Beth Moulam)
  • Putting the Unspoken Centre Stage (Kate Caryer)
  • Teaching with Core Words: Building Blocks for Communication and Curriculum (Jennifer Marden)
  • The Development of Specialised AAC Services in England: Update (Sally Chan)