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CM2014 Conference Abstracts

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A Model for Spoke Services? The AAC Service for Adults in Gloucestershire Katherine Broomfield (Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust), Louise Walters (Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust)
A new tool to support communication between dentist and patients with intellectual and communication disabilities Rolf Black (University of Dundee), Rachel Menzies (University of Dundee), Daniel Herron (University of Dundee), Sandra Quinn (University of Dundee), Ruth Freeman (University of Dundee), Annalu Waller (University of Dundee)

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A Newly Developed Computerised Accessible Receptive Language Assessment (CARLA) Andrea Kirton (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Simon Judge (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Zoe Clarke (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Marcus Friday (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team)
A Programmed Approach for Implementing the ProxTalker Sandra Hartley (Logan Technologies)
A Right to Communicate Helen Fletcher (NHS Dumfries & Galloway)

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A Right to Speak: Supporting pupils with communication difficulties David Fletcher (Forth Valley Right to Speak Partnership)

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A Toolkit for Teachers: Lesson ideas and activities for pupils using AAC Deborah Jans (Keycomm Resource Centre), Nicky Ford (Keycomm Resource Centre), Susan Henderson (Keycomm Resource Centre)
AAC Around the UK Heather Crawford, Morag Ferguson , Jacquie Kemp, Sally Chan
AAC Online: A series of learning modules for introductory training in AAC Sally Millar (CALL Scotland), Craig Mill (CALL Scotland)
Arabic/English Symbol Dictionary: Early challenges and technological opportunities E A Draffan (University of Southampton), Nawar Halabi (University of Southampton), Mike Wald (University of Southampton), Amal Idris (Hamad Medical Center - Qatar), Amatullah Kadous (Hamad Medical Center - Qatar), Aejaz Zahid (Mada Center - Qatar)

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Are Young People who use AAC Equipped to Live Independently? Beth Moulam
ChatAble: The revolution in AAC apps Louisa Bainbridge (Therapy Box Ltd)
Cloze of Play Sally Conner (Ingfield Manor School - Scope)
Come On, "Sign Out Loud" Kate McCallum (Beaumont College), Sally Featon (Beaumont College)
Communication training for healthcare assistants supporting young people with complex communication needs Cheryl Hanson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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Could Speaker Identification Improve the Effectiveness of Aided Communication? Simon Judge (Barnsley AT Team & Sheffield University)
Creative Communication Workshop Claire Evans (University of Leeds), Catherine Harris (Communication Matters)
Delivering 'A Right to Speak' for Scotland: Update Morag Ferguson (NES)
Developing a Quality Assurance process for local AAC services to access equipment funding Anna Reeves (ACE Centre), Suzanne Martin (ACE Centre), Judith De Ste Croix (Bristol Communication Aid Service)
Developing an effective AAC service within the NHS and Education settings Helen Robinson (Bradford SLT Service), Shelagh Crossley (Chellow Heights Special School)

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Developing Communication Systems for People with Complex Physical, Learning and Visual Difficulties Judy King
Development of LAMP within the UK Andrea McGuinness (ATtherapy)

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Discover Sensory Guru Products: Developing effective AAC strategies through play Shona Mitchell (Sensory Guru Ltd), Lee Blemings (Sensory Guru Ltd)
Effects of Assistive Communication Training on Stereotypy with Individuals with ASD Jacqueline Sura (STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism - Ohio), Melinda Griffin (STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism - Ohio), Michele Dunn (STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism - Ohio)

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Employment: An aspiration for those with severe communication impairments? Helen Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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Eye to Eye Patrick Bates
EyeTracking Reports for AAC Hector Minto (Tobii-DynaVox)
Get Up and Go - Now! Toby Hewson
Getting communication right: The Cornwall Communication Charter one year on! Sally Mills (Cornwall Adult Learning Disability Team)
How a range of AAC methods have supported participation within Sense Scotland's Service User Consultation Group Tina Yu (Sense Scotland), Margaret Mackenzie (Sense Scotland)

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I am wondering: who is the real customer here?! Toby Hewson
I can see what you're thinking! Eye gaze technology for the complex student Sandra Thistlethwaite (Inclusive Technology Ltd)
Implementation of AAC strategies, or lack of: Parents' and AAC users' perspectives Eliane Mackintosh, Angela McCormack

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Improving Privacy in Communication Aids Jack Browne (Sheffield Hallam University)

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Information Resources and SpeechBubble Katharine Buckley (ACE Centre)
Introducing DynaVox T10 Tina Voizey (Toby Churchill Ltd)
Introducing Grid 3 Barney Hawes (Sensory Software International Ltd)
IPAACKS: What knowledge of AAC do I need for my job? Janet Scott (SCTCI)
Joke Telling Workshop Lee Ridley
Latest Products from Liberator Mark Street (Liberator)
Listening to different voices in families using AAC Deborah Pugh (Northamptonshire NHS Healthcare Foundation Trust)
Mapping AAC in the Netherlands: Applying the CM:RM template Gillian Townend (Research Centre for Technology in Care), Ruth Dalemans (Centre of Expertise for Innovative Care and Technology), Uta Roentgen (Centre of Expertise for Innovative Care and Technology)
MNDA Neuro Wheelchair Project: The right chair at the right time Christine Orr (Leeds Wheelchair Centre)

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Mobile Applications to Support Communication and Leisure Pursuits for Patients with Acquired Brain Injury Marie Cox (National Rehabilitation Hospital Dublin), Kevin Doherty (Trinity College Dublin)
Music as a Universal Language - Workshop Mark Rowland
Mystery Shopping: Raising the profile of an online AAC resource Lois Cameron (Talking Mats Ltd), Grant Douglas (Talking Mats Ltd), Elspeth Molony (Stroke Association Scotland)
Natural Language Development in AAC Lindsey Paden Cargill (Helping Hands Center for Special Needs - USA)
Parent Power Alison Webb (Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust)
Pictorial Communication: Making it happen Christine Fincham
Poetry Workshop: A love poem to an everyday object Jon Seagrave, David Young
Positive Health in a Person-Centred Way Tina Seed (Grimsby CLDT), Linda Naveran (Grimsby Health & Well Being Centre)
Review of AAC Stroke Cases to Identify Common Practice and Consider Outcomes Zoë Clarke (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Marcus Friday (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Andrea Kirton (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Vicky Johnson (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Simon Judge (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team)

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Reviewing an NHS Service Development Project: Assessment and outcomes criteria for LAMP Helen Robinson (Bradford SLT Service)

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Richard's Voice: What makes it work? Sandra Kershaw, Naomi Donougher
Seen but Seldom Heard: Using performance poetry to raise awareness about disability Carrie Hodges (Bournemouth University), Wendy Cutts (Bournemouth University)

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Seldom Heard Voices and the Shouting Mute Wendy Cutts (Bournemouth University), Carrie Hodges (Bournemouth University), Jon Seagrave aka 'Jonny Fluffypunk', David Young aka 'Shouting Mute'
Supporting AAC users with Literacy using Clicker 6 Anne Williams (Cornwall Augmentative Communication Team)

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Symbols in Health and Social Justice Sectors Doug Watt (Widgit Software)
Symbols or Text, Wordbanks or Worksheets: Supporting students who use AAC to access the curriculum Marion Stanton (CandLE Limited)

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Talkabout AAC: Development of an online AAC user forum Angela McCormack (1Voice), Catherine Harris (Communication Matters), Rohan Slaughter (Beaumont College)

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Talking Mats and Dementia: Training family members Joan Murphy (Talking Mats Ltd)

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Talking Mats: an overview of the literature Steffy E.A. Stans (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences - The Netherlands), Ruth Dalemans (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences), Luc de Witte (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences), Anna Beurskens (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences)
TaSSeLs: Tactile Signing for Sensory Learners Joe Woodall (The Orchard School), Denise Charnock (The Orchard School)

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Teaching With Core Words: Building blocks for communication and curriculum Jennifer Marden (AssistiveWare)
Ten Reasons Why Mind Express Supports the Development of Language and Communication Skills for Clients Ian Foulger (Techcess Communications Ltd)
Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Therapy Outcome Measure for AAC Sally Boa (Talking Mats Ltd), Joan Murphy (Talking Mats Ltd), Pam Enderby (University of Sheffield)

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The DART Project: Improving assistive technology provision in Further Education Rohan Slaughter (Beaumont College - Scope), Trevor Mobbs (Beaumont College - Scope)

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The Psycholinguistics of Word Production Applied in AAC Bruce Baker (University of Pittsburgh)
Understanding the Roles of Automaticity, Motor Planning, and Executive Function in AAC Bruce Baker (University of Pittsburgh; Semantic Compaction Systems Inc.)
Unspoken Taking Centre Stage Katie Caryer, Wendy Greenwell , Paul Mooney
Update on Talking Mats: New resources and projects Joan Murphy (Talking Mats Ltd), Sally Boa (Talking Mats Ltd), Lois Cameron (Talking Mats Ltd)
Using CODES Collaboratively to Support Children and Young People to Communicate Effectively Nicola Ford (Keycomm Resource Centre), Susan Henderson (Keycomm Resource Centre), Deborah Jans (Keycomm Resource Centre)

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Using My Head to Talk, Not My Mouth Courtney Allen
Using performance poetry to research and communicate lived experiences of AAC users Caroline Hodges (Bournemouth University), Wendy Cutts (Bournemouth University)
Using portable touch screen technology to promote play and communication in early development Melanie Ross (Keycomm Resource Centre)
Using Speech Sounds to Construct Messages for Aided Communication Andrea Kirton (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Simon Judge (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team)
Visual Support Project: Structured implementation of visual symbol supports within mainstream schools Julie Baxter (Edinburgh Visiting Teaching & Support Service)
What do I get out of working? Scott Stack
What is 'significant support' for people who use AAC? Liz Moulam, Janice Murray (Manchester Metropolitan University)
What is New in Proloquo2Go 4 and Proloquo4Text David Niemeijer (AssistiveWare), Jennifer Marden (AssistiveWare)
Where to Start? A journey through a complex AAC assessment Andrea Kirton (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team), Victoria Johnson (Barnsley Assistive Technology Team)
Working As Assistant University Tutor in Speech, Language and Communication Scott Stack

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Working Together, Communicating Together: Involving AAC service users within Lothian Deborah Jans (Keycomm Resource Centre), Helen White (Edinburgh Development Group)