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Issue Articles and Authors
Nov 2013
Vol 27(3)


  • A Right to Speak: NHS Education for Scotland Update (Morag Ferguson & Susan Shandley)
  • Assessment of Functional Gaze Control Skills in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy (Samantha Wallis, Kate Edwards, Katherine Short, Tom Griffiths, Katie Price, Jenefer Sargent, Simon Judge, John Swettenham & Michael Clarke)
  • Communication Access: An Australian Journey (Hilary Johnson, Denise West, Barbara Solarsh, Hank Wyllie & Ron Morey)
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Local AAC Service that Transcends Boundaries (Tina Peck )
  • Media Representations of AAC Users: How do we want to be seen? (Kate Caryer)
  • Planning and Going to the Communication Matters Conference in Leeds (Barry Smith)
  • Quality of Communication Support for People with Severe or Profound Intellectual Disability and Complex Needs (Jill Bradshaw, Julie Beadle-Brown, Jennifer Beecham, Jim Mansell, Theresia Baumker, Jennifer Leigh, Rebecca Whelton & Lisa Richardson)
  • Raising Awareness of AAC by Training South Devon Police about Hate and Mate Crime (Scott Stack)
  • Three's Company – An Experimental Proposal for AAC (Norman Alm)
  • What Are We Learning From Our Clients With Aphasia Who Use High-Tech AAC? (Karen Reed & Fiona Panthi)
Aug 2013
Vol 27(2)


  • Creative and Fun Peer Interaction for Improving Access Skills with Head-mouse and Eye-gaze Technology (Bridget Love)
  • Fun and Core Words (Lorrie Clemie)
  • How I use the Internet and Social Media: Experiences of young people who use AAC (Amanda Hynan)
  • How Low-Tech AAC Can Support the Move to High-Tech AAC: A case study (Trudy Bore)
  • In Memory of Edna Nicol
  • Input Rate of Text with a Single Switch (Joris Verrips)
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP): A review of the evidence (Hayley Power & Andrea McGuinness
  • My Way to Language and Literacy (Beth Moulam)
  • Realistic and Supportive AAC Intervention for a Client with Cerebral Palsy (Fiona Panthi & Ladan Najafi)
  • Reduction of Self-Injury through the Introduction of The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Visual Supports (Louise Malkin)
  • Right to Speaking (Barry Smith)
  • Supporting Two Young Students with iPad/iPod Touch and AAC Apps (Anne Williams)
  • The Future of AAC Services in England: A framework for equitable and effective commissioning (Sally Chan, Judith de Ste Croix, Gary Derwent, Anna Reeves & Clive Thursfield)
  • Visual Timetables (Eliada Pampoulou Salowm & Chris Abbott)
Apr 2013
Vol 27(1)


  • A Fifteen Year Old Girl's Journey through LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) Intervention (Emily Williams & Danielle Aubrey)
  • A Literacy Based Pilot Study Using Boardmaker Studio and Talk for Writing (Kerry Vacara, Laila Emms & Caroline Oestreich)
  • A Swan Song (Cheryl Davies)
  • Ahooga with a Single Switch (Joris Verrips)
  • Alan Martin: A Tribute (Joan Ruddell)
  • Communication on the Move (Beth Moulam)
  • Integrating Access to Social Media into AAC Devices (Dave Hershberger)
  • Intensive Interaction: A pilot study (Natasha Lewis-Davidson, Mary Chaloner & Laila Emms)
  • It’s Never Too Late to Make it Personal: Creative communication at the end of life (Kate Burns)
  • Language Development Using a Multi-modality Communication Strategy for a Child with Intellectual Disabilities (Elvira Sancho, Marc Coronas, Carme Rosell & Emili Soro-Camats)
  • Now What? The Competent AAC User Who Doesn’t Want to Talk (Nicola Kimmance, Marian Nairac & Nicole Tumber)
  • Sex, Drugs and AAC (Helen Dunman)