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CM2008 Conference Abstracts

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A Study of Two Graphic Symbol Teaching Methods Laila Emms
A Survival Guide to Communication Matters and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Simon Judge, Tina Voizey
Accessing Core Vocabulary Using Discovery Tony Jones (Liberator)
Acquired conditions and use of AAC/AT Sarah Blackstone
Alternative Access to the Internet Andy Banns
An AAC Challenge: What happens when the shoe is on the professional foot Katrina Moore, Lucy Dobson
An Update on the West Midlands AAC Care Pathway Victoria Lundie, Helen Whittle, Julie Atkinson
Can People with Aphasia use High-tech AAC? Tracy Phillips
Can We Use the Whistles and Bells? PC-based VOCAs in the real world Lynne Rogers, Chris Sherlock
Communication Awareness Day at Microsoft HQ Simon Wilson
Creating Resources to Support Language and Learning with Boardmaker and Communicate: SymWriter Tina Voizey (Widgit), Martin Fisher (Mayer-Johnson)
Demonstration of Skype Network of Communication Aid Users Zoe Robertson, Matt Harrison
Developing Good Practice in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Video) Anna Reeves, Ian Butterworth
Developing Models of Multi-disciplinary Working in Children’s Trusts: A DCSF, CYPF grant funded project Anna Reeves, Ian Butterworth
Developing Switch Skills Using One and Two Switches Roger Bates (Inclusive Technology)
Digital Photo Frames for Assessment of People with Strokes Hector Minto (Possum)
Facilitating Success in the Classroom for People who use AAC and all School Staff June Taylor
Fun and Games with Lite-Tech AAC Judy King, Adam Wing
Getting a Life! Changing the World! Toby Hewson
Getting Qualified in AAC: Bridge College students complete City & Guilds in Effective Use of AAC Nicola Hayton
Give Me a Choice! A comparison of three different low-tech alphabet systems for use by people with progressive neurological conditions Catherine Harris
Handwriting Recognition for Voice Output, Phrases on Mobile Devices and Early Intervention in MND: A case study Simon Judge
How Can People Who Use AAC Conduct Research? Simon Judge, Liz Moulam, Janet Scott
How Could UK Practitioners and Researchers Benefit from a Central Resource of Current/Published Work on AAC? Liz Moulam, Janice Murray
Ingfield Dynamic Vocabulary (IDV) Updated with Environmental Controls Sally Conner, Janet Larcher
Involving Older People with Dementia in Designing Assistive Technology Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Rolf Black, Gary Gowans, Phillip Vaughan, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis
It Doesn’t Have to be Everything: Balancing communication and access efficiency Helen Millward, Chris Sherlock
Joint Working In Action: North West Specialised Communication Aid Service Sue Lord, Lisa Farrand
Learning to Live Independently using AAC in a residential / rehabilitation setting Anthony Robertson, David Morris
Let’s All Play: Developing AAC training materials for professionals, families, and carers of pre-school children Anna Reeves, Sara Dale
Life through the Eyes and Mouth of Barry Smith Barry Smith
Look What Eye Can Do! Nick Ward (Smartbox AT), Adam Waits
Look2Talk: An update on this project to support eye-pointing communicators Katharine Buckley, Clare Latham
Makaton for Maths Elizabeth Leverton (Makaton Charity), Liz Curry, Nancy Barclay, Isabelle Marsh
Makaton Symbols for Wayfinding and Signage Elizabeth Leverton
Making Connections: Total Communication in services for adults with intellectual disability in a rural part of the UK Karen Bunning, Becky Heath, Claire Taylor
More Than Making Resources: Introducing and equipping communication partners to support communication with symbols Nick Trapnell
New Low Cost, Low Tech Classroom Solutions Dan Hanson (Attainment Company)
No Choice to a Voice Marc Bush
No Speech but Lots to Say Steve Carroll, Kristina Atkins, Susan O'Brien
Our Year in Film Lysa Smith
Phonemic Speech Output: A preliminary evaluation of the PhonicStick Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Graham Pullin, Eric Abel
Playing Games with Communication Aids Barney Hawes (Sensory Software), Gemma Eardley, Adam Waits
Portable Tellus 3+ and EyeTech TM3 Eye-gaze System Ian Foulger (Techcess), Bart Noë
Prediction in Practice Sandra Hartley (Toby Churchill)
Pushing AAC Beyond the Status Quo Sarah Blackstone
Quality Indicators and Standards for Regional Centres and Local Assessment Services Trish Davidson, Simon Judge, Clare Latham, Liz Moulam, Anna Reeves, Janet Scott
Saving Time in the Classroom for People Using AAC Bruce Baker, Judy King
Show Me: The path to promoting AAC use in school-aged children Allison Yates
Simon Says: Taking a game more literally Annalu Waller, Rolf Black, Chris Martin, Graham Pullin, Eric Abel
Smoothing the Process of Transition from Special School to Adult Placement Julie Gray
Social Networks: Improving practice and outcomes for persons with complex communication needs Sarah Blackstone
Starting Blocks: Resources for integrating linguistic, social, and operational competences Sally Conner
Supporting AAC Users in the Transition from Paediatric to Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services in Oxfordshire Tracy Phillips, Lucy Domoney
Switching To Success Tony Jones, Judy King
Symbols Making Sense: A literacy project to support reading and comprehension Sylvia Shepherd Clarke
Talk to the Hand! Age-appropriate communication activities Andrea Kirton, Zoe Robertson
Teaming Up to Take Switch Use from Cause and Effect to Communication Sandra Thistlethwaite, Allison Yates, Vermilion Parish
Tell Me About Your Day: Creating novel access to personal narrative Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Ehud Reiter, Ross Turner, Anne Braekkan, Mary Duffy, Joanna Shannon
Tell Me Your Story: A storytelling workshop Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Ehud Reiter, Ross Turner, Anne Braekkan, Mary Duffy, Joanna Shannon
The Bercow Report: The next steps John Bercow MP
The Challenges of Providing AAC Solutions for People with Progressive Neurological Diseases: A discussion forum Judith de Ste Croix, Sarah Woodward, Vicky Styles
The ECS Continuum Neil Hansen, Rob Gregory
The Experience of Providing Rehabilitation for Patients with Locked-in Syndrome through the use of Communication Aids: A qualitative study D Nianiou, K Hastie, L Maendl, A Jordan
The Eyes Have It: Eye-control and comprehensive communication solutions from DynaVox Jason McCullough (DynaVox)
The Leonard Cheshire Disability Communication Project: Preliminary evaluation report Steven Bloch, Jane Maxim, Leanne Matheson
The Road to Independence Dan Stanton, Marion Stanton
The Role of Registered Intermediaries in the English Legal System Janet Larcher
The Use of Language Logging Systems as a Tool for Analysing Communication Strategies in Adults Janice Murray
Time to Communicate! The Leonard Cheshire Disability Communication Project Catherine Harris, Rosanne Lyddon
Toys2Talk Rachel Moore, Jackie Ayre
Travels With My Laptop Sarah Ezekiel
Vocabulary for Telecare Hector Minto
What DANCE means to me Alan Martin
Where Are They Now? A reunion of an AAC User Group 10 years on Gillian Rumble, Judy King
Working Towards Total Communication Using Low-Tech AAC Kevin Latham, Carol Wilson