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CM2010 Conference Abstracts

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A Preliminary Study of Child and Environmental Factors Affecting Children's Participation in Everyday Activities Michael Clarke, Tom Griffiths, K.V. Petrides, Caroline Newton, Katie Price, Andrew Lysley
A Survival Guide to Communication Matters and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Gillian Hazell, Dithe Fisher
AAC - The Future Jean Gross

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AAC and ASD - Making It Visual: When the developmental approach just doesn't work Sarah Tucker

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AAC and ASD: Are people with ASD really using high-tech systems? Andrea McGuinness, Lisa Farrand, Louise Pennington
AAC Training for Teachers Ruth Wise, Deborah Jans
Access to the Internet and E-books with The Grid 2 Barney Hawes (Sensory Software Int Ltd)
Across the Board: An extraordinary community AAC support Jason Tutin

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But I want pizza! Sally Conner
Callup: The experience of an AAC user support group in Liverpool John McCreadie, Anita Williams
Can AAC ever be effective? Joan Murphy
City & Guilds Entry Level Certificate in Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication Adrian Joseph
Communication Effectiveness using AAC: What is it and how do we know if we have achieved it? Deborah Jans
Communication Matters - Research Matters: An AAC evidence base Katie Holmes, Simon Judge, Janice Murray

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Communication Matters Annual Meeting 2010 Board of Trustees
Demonstration of Two New Devices Available from the Tellus Range of Products Ian Foulger (Techcess Ltd), Bart Noë
Designing Communication Boards and Books with Core Vocabularies and Uni-Tech Judy King, Prof Kuo-Ping Yang, Chih-Kang Yang, Tony Jones
Development of an Accessible Receptive Language Assessment Andrea Kirton, Zoe Robertson, Marcus Friday, Simon Judge
Does Voice Output Technology Enhance Communication in Children with Autism who use Exchange-based Communication? Laila Emms
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson: Product overview Euan Robertson (DynaVox Mayer-Johnson Ltd)
Find A Voice - Supporting Communication Needs in Kent: A service overview Liz Collins

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From Manual Communication Board to Speech Generating Device: A case study of Joshua Gail M. Van Tatenhove
Further Development of the PhonicStick: The application of phonic-based acceleration methods to the speaking joystick Ha Trinh, Annalu Waller, Rolf Black, Ehud Reiter

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Goal Attainment Scaling in Assistive Technology: Theory, practical tips and ideas for the future Gary Derwent
Hanging Out with the Cool Guys! Making music as motivation for teenage AAC users Caroline Knight, Jane Lynch

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Introducing the Innovative Tobii S32: An exciting static communication aid with lo-tech access and ease of use, plus hi-tech features! Nadine Farris (QED Ltd), Hector Minto (Tobii Technology)
Latest Developments from Sensory Software Barney Hawes (Sensory Software Int Ltd), Paul Hawes, Clare Fenwick
Learning to Take Responsibility for Your Life Anthony Robertson (Chatting Independently), David Morris
Let's All Talk: Access to play, communication and learning Sara Dale
Listen To Me! Carol Allen
Making it Work: Technology for inclusion into mainstream settings Chris Arden Jones, Diane Pike
Making the Transition to Secondary School Work Marion Stanton, Joe Lenartowicz, Angela Hutchinson
Means, Opportunities, Reasons and Expectations (MORE): Exploring ways to enhance the communication of children with autism and severe intellectual impairment Anne Emerson, Jackie Dearden
Measuring Outcomes: Challenges and perspectives Martine Smith, Janice Murray
Meeting the Needs of Children and Young People with Complex Needs and Visual Impairment Kay Wrench, Roger Bates
National Standards for AAC Services: Focus group for people who use AAC / family members Dithe Fisher, Sally Chan
Not a Bandage: Advocating AAC assessment in aphasia Euan Robertson
Photos on the PC: Browse and chat Mark Scott
Picture - Think: Exploring inner language Alan Martin, Janice Murray
Preparation and Practise - The Key to Success? Nicola Hayton, Tracey Hadfield

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Proloquo2Go: AAC on the iPod, iPhone and iPad Rebecca Bright (Therapy Box Ltd)
Raising Awareness of AAC in My Everyday Life Scott Stack
Signalong: A no-tech approach to communication difficulties Mike Kennard (The Signalong Group)
Smart Solutions from AMDi Rob McPherson (AMDi)
Speaks4me: Effective benefits to "speaking and learning through pictures" using the principles of drag & drop Stephen Lodge (Speaks4me Ltd)
SpeechBubble: A communication aid website Mark Saville
Symbolising the Environment: A whole school approach Sandra Miller, Jane Donnolly

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Talking with Books Gillian Hazell, Mary Rumbold, Rachel Russell
Technology! Its use with older people with a learning disability and developing low cost VOCA equipment Peter Keeves
Telling Stories: A pilot study investigating the key features of AAC users’ narrative interaction Pippa Bailey, Karen Bunning

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The Challenges of Providing AAC Solutions for People who have Communication Difficulties Following a Stroke: A discussion forum Judith de Ste Croix, Sarah Woodward
The Communication SCAMP Clinic at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services Hilary Eggleston, Rachel Pennell

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The Intermediary Witness Scheme Sally Chan, Gillian Hazell

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The Pixon Project: Implementing an AAC language development curriculum Gail M. Van Tatenhove
Three Men and a Lady Write a Book Ian Berkery, Georgina Fanning, Michael McGealy, David Smyth
To Integrate or Not? A case study of complex assistive technology for locked-in syndrome Jane Bache, Marc Viera, Dante Rossi, Gerard Cullen, Neera Senghani, Gary Derwent

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TRAINS 'Visual supports for communication, participation and independence' workshop Dithe Fisher
Treloar Vocabulary Sarah Dodd, Caroline Weighton
Uni-tech: Future technology for hand-held communication David Weatherburn (Ability World Ltd)
Using Natural Language Generation and Pre-storage to Facilitate Rapid Conversation and Interaction Martin Dempster, Norman Alm, Ehud Reiter
What Do Users Really Want from Communication Aids? Results of a research project Simon Judge, Gill Townend

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What's New at Possum Neil Hansen (Possum Ltd)
What's New at Smartbox? Nick Ward (Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd), Adam Waits
Where Next? Aspirations and Achievements Janice Murray, Helen Whittle
Which Switch? A non-scary guide to better switch access Barney Hawes
Widgit Symbols: Accessibility and online technologies Simon Thomson (Widgit Software)
Will giving symbols a voice support better use by stroke survivors? Sandra Hartley (Logan Technologies Ltd)
Windows Control the Tobii Way: Eye control for cause and effect Hector Minto (Tobii Technology), Uli Ehlert
Wolfson Augmentative Communication Service, London: "Who is your name and what are you doing?" Katie Price (ACS Wolfson Neurodisability Team)