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CM2015 Conference Abstracts

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to AAC Assessment Francesca Sephton (Bridge College), Andy Banns (Bridge College)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to AAC for Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury Elizabeth Yerbury (The Children's Trust), Aisling Ryan (The Children's Trust)
AAC and Enviro Controls: The Steeper story Mike Burton (Steeper Group)
AAC Around the World Prof Gregor Renner (ISAAC President), Janice Murray (Chair, ISAAC Council and Executive Board Member), Aldona Mysakowska Adamczyk (Chair-Elect, ISAAC Council), Dorothy Fraser (BUILD Representative, ISAAC)
AAC Hacking: Sometimes it's the little things that make the difference Kate McCallum (Beaumont College)
AAC in Church: Spiritual, social and logistical considerations of participating in group worship Dante Rossi (Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability), Marc Viera (Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability)
AAC in Education: A new online module Sally Millar (CALL Scotland), Craig Mill (CALL Scotland)
AAC Intervention Strategies for Beginning Communicators Lindsey Paden Cargill (Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, Ohio)
Access to Literacy for the Student who Relies on AAC Marion Stanton (CandLE Limited), Rosie Clarke (Woodlands School)
An Introduction to AAC for SLT Students - by invitation only Cathy Harris (Communication Matters), Toby Hewson (Communication Matters), Brett Reynolds (Scope Victoria, Australia)
Ask and I'll Tell You: Involving children in the evaluation of devices Seray Ibrahim (Whittington Health NHS Trust), Dr. Michael Clarke (Developmental Science Dept, UCL), Dr. Duncan Brumby (Interaction Centre, UCL)
Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Production On AAC: A survey in Scopus database Simone Krüger (Tuiuti University of Paraná, Brazil), Ana Paula Berberian (Tuiuti University of Paraná, Brazil), André José Ribeiro Guimarães (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil), Gregor Renner (Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Freiburg, Germany)
Bite-Sized Pieces of AAC Knowledge and Skills: Is the IPAACKS format working for people? Janet Scott (SCTCI)
Bridging the Gap: Making the transition from paediatric to adult services Lindsay Lambert (Keycomm)
Business Session – by invitation only Denise West (Scope Victoria, Australia), Brett Reynolds (Scope Victoria, Australia), Barbara Solarsh (Scope Victoria, Australia)
CARLA: Computer-based Receptive Language Assessment John Hicks (Techcess Ltd), Ian Foulger (Techcess Ltd), Andrea Kirton
Chalk Let and Are Me: Vocabulary reappropriation phenomena Lindsey Paden Cargill (Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, USA)
Clicker Communicator - a complete iPad communication aid from the makers of Clicker 6 Jordan Butel (Crick Software)
CM On The Sofa Tom Griffiths
Come On - 'Sign Out Loud' Sally Featon (Beaumont College), Kate McCallum (Beaumont College)
Communicating Together: Feedback from an AAC communication therapy group Ria Bayliss (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Oliver Lee (ABM University Health Board)
Communication Access Matters: More than just work Brett Reynolds (Scope Victoria, Australia)
Communication Access: The Australian journey and beyond Denise West (Scope Australia), Brett Reynolds (Scope Australia), Barbara Solarsh (Scope Australia), Hilary Johnson (Scope Australia)
Compass Software: Matching access to ability Tina Voizey (Toby Churchill), Kat Smith (Toby Churchill)
Consumer Technology, Specialist Application! Why pay over the odds? Russell Smith (Dad In A Shed)
Developing a Communication Accessible School Rosie Clark (Woodlands School)
Do so much more with Grid 3 Barney Hawes (Smartbox)
Employing Communication Access Assessors and Educators: Our best move yet! Denise West (Scope Victoria, Australia), Brett Reynolds (Scope Victoria, Australia), Barbara Solarsh (Scope Victoria, Australia)
Engaging Local Commissioners in Establishing and Developing AAC Services Anna Reeves (ACE Centre), Martin Fisher (ACE Centre)
Establishing an Outcome Measure for a Specialist Children's Augmentative and Alternative Communication Service Helen Currie (University College London)
Establishing and Nurturing an AAC Network across Scotland: Legacy from the Right to Speak Project Deborah Jans (Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland), Janet Scott (Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland), Linda Page (Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland), Sandra Millar (Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland)
Evaluating and Monitoring a Communication Environment Julia Hampson (RNIB)
Exploring the LAMP Words for Life app with ChatWrap iPad Case Andrea McGuiness (Centre for AAC and Autism)
Eye Gaze Technology for Voice Output Communication: Some case studies Friedl van Vuuren (Kent & Medway CAT), Debbie Bailey (Kent & Medway CAT), Nicole Tumber (Kent & Medway CAT), Richard Miles (Kent & Medway CAT)
Film as an Augmentative Tool for Storytelling Mascha Legel (Radboud University, Netherlands), Annalu Waller (University of Dundee)
Functional Communication Training Using Image2Talk App to Reduce Problem Behaviours Fiona Wilson
Getting AAC into EHCPs, by Hook and Crook: By Hub and Spoke? Chris Sherlock

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Giving Voice: Voice banking, building and reconstruction Phillipa Rewaj (University of Edinburgh), Shuna Colville (University of Edinburgh), Christophe Veaux (University of Edinburgh), Gergely Bakos (University of Edinburgh), Denise Cranley (University of Edinburgh), Lynda Smyth (University of Edinburgh), Junichi Yamagishi (University of Edinburgh), Prof Simon King (University of Edinburgh), Prof Siddharthan Chandran (University of Edinburgh)
Grasping the Thistle: The thorny reality of parenting a child with complex needs Claire Hayward (Access to Communication and Technology)
How Adults with Severe Acquired Communication Difficulties Make Decisions about their Communication Methods Helen Paterson (Royal Hospital for Neurodisability)
How do we Make Decisions about Symbolic Vocabularies for High-Tech Communication? Janice Murray (Manchester Metropolitan University), Juliet Goldbart (Manchester Metropolitan University), Simon Judge (Barnsley Assisitive Technology Service), Liz Moulam, Stuart Meredith, David Meads (University of Leeds)
How do you think? In words? In pictures? I do it in ideas! Scott Stack
How I fought depression and anxiety to enjoy my life again Christopher Ingleby
Implementation of the UN Convention in Education in Germany from Parents' Viewpoint Prof. Gregor Renner (Catholic Univ of Applied Sciences, Freiburg, Germany)
Improving Communication and AAC Outcomes within Fife Social Care Community Support Services Jane Donnelly (FAACT), Sandra Miller (FAACT), Iain Rowbotham (Fife Community Support Services)
Improving Communication and Participation in Mental Health & Social Justice Settings using Visual Support Doug Watt (Widgit Software)
Integrating AAC and AT into the Classroom: Course overview Nicole Tumber (Kent & Medway CAT Service), Heather Bovingdon (Kent & Medway CAT Service), Claire Riches (Kent & Medway CAT Service)
Introducing CommuniKate: The open, transferable, symbol based, page set Kate McCallum, Joe Reddington (eQuality Time), Robert Williams
Introduction to Litigation in Case of Medical Negligence Denise Stephens
Involving People who Use AAC in Communication Matters: a discussion Communication Matters Trustee
It Is What It Is: Visualising the development of AAC skills Paul Andres (Prentke Romich Deutschland)
It Talks, Texts and Tweets - but is it interested in my day? Emily Gabrielle (Liberator Ltd), Peter Zein
Keep your Voice as Synthetic Speech for Use on Your Assistive Device Nicolas Mazars (Acapela Group), Paolo Leva (Acapela Group), Antoine Kauffeisen (Acapela Group)
Keeping Safe: A visual resource for people to raise issues of concern Lois Cameron (Talking Mats)
Knowledge exchange opportunity for AAC users and SLT students Amanda Hynan (Leeds Beckett University), Andrea Kirton (Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust)
Learning Language for the Long Term Andrea McGuinness (ATtherapy), Hayley Power (ATtherapy)
Lights! Camera! Communication! Jane Lynch (Ash Field Academy), Becky Manship (Ash Field Academy), Caroline Knight (Leicestership Partnership NHS Trust)
Living With My Extended Shadow Beth Moulam, Sarah Howden
Meeting Quality Standards for Specialised AAC Assessment Sara Dale (ACE Centre), Karen Bailey (ACE Centre)
Meeting to Propose a Federation on Literacy Teaching of those who have SLCN/AAC Needs Marion Stanton (CandLE Ltd), Rosie Clark (Woodlands School)
ModelTalker Voice Banking in Predictable Matthew Parker (Therapy Box)
More than Just a Voice Output Communication Device Mark Street (Liberator Ltd)
Mothers' Views of the Communication Skills of Maltese Children who use AAC Marica Gatt (Tizard Centre, University of Kent)
My Communication Journey: The highs and lows, and my work with 1Voice Helen Michelle Quiller
My First Symbols: A support pack for early aided communication Kate Holloway (The Holway Centre)
My Own Voice Bart Noé (Jabbla)
Online Training to Support AAC Assessment Janice Murray (Manchester Metropolitan University), Helen Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University), Janet Scott (SCTCI), Sara Dale (ACE Centre), Helen Bell (Manchester Metropolitan University), Osman Javaid (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Outcomes of a Train-the-trainer Model for Introducing iPads® for Communication Pammi Raghavendra (Flinders University, Australia), Janelle Sampson (Flinders University, Australia), Teresa Iacono (La Trobe University, Australia), Denise Wood (Central Queensland University, Australia)
Overview of What is New in Talking Mats: App features, resources, training and projects Lois Cameron (Talking Mats)
Parallel Pathways for Developing Language and Access Julie Atkinson (Access to Communication and Technology)
PIP: a holistic approach to working with children and young people who use AAC Lois Cameron (Talking Mats), Sally Boa (Talking Mats)
Practical Implications to Think About when Building a Bilingual Symbol Dictionary EA Draffan (University of Southampton), Amatullah Kadous (Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar), Amal Idris (Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar), Nadine Zeinoun (Qatar Assistive Technology Center), Mike Wald (University of Southampton), Nawar Halabi (University of Southampton)
Raising awareness of AAC in Health Care Gregor Gilmour, Linda Milnes (School of Healthcare, University of Leeds)
Relationships Between Adults' Recasts and Children's Language Use in AAC Mediated Interactions Michael Clarke (University College London), Gloria Soto (San Francisco State University)
Responding to the New National Curriculum: Adapting the curriculum for AAC users Marion Stanton (CandLE Ltd), Saffron Murphy-Mann (CandLE Ltd)

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Sensory support with the ProxPAD kick starts AAC for language development and restoration Sandra Hartley (Logan Technologies)
Sex, Drugs, Death, God and AAC: Tackling more taboos with AAC Helen Dunman (Chailey Heritage Foundation)
Shakespeare, Rap and AAC Helen Dunman (Chailey Heritage Foundation)
Supporting parents/carers of young people who use AAC through evidence-based workshops Nicky Ford (KeyComm Resource Centre), Debbie Jans (KeyComm Resource Centre)
Supporting the Communication of Ventilated Patients in an Intensive Care Unit Linda Page (NHS Ayrshire and Arran), Nina McGinley (NHS Ayrshire and Arran)
Teaching With Core Words: Do even more with core Jennifer Marden (AssistiveWare), Erin Sheldon
The Development of Specialised and Local AAC Services: An update Sally Chan (Bristol Communication Aids Service)
The Establishment of an iPad User Group for Adults with Aphasia Rolf Black (University of Dundee), Annalu Waller (University of Dundee), Laorag Hunter (NHS Tayside), Amy Hanschell (NHS Tayside), Eddie Gasowski (Speakeasy), Helen Gowland (Speakeasy)
The Evolution of our Assessment Pathway Heather Bovingdon (Kent & Medway CAT Service), Nicole Tumber (Kent & Medway CAT Service), Debbie Bailey (Kent & Medway CAT Service)
The Lanarkshire AAC Partnership Pauline Downie (NHS Lanarkshire), Ailsa Adams (NHS Lanarkshire), Dawn Cunningham (North Lanarkshire Council), Irene Houston (South Lanarkshire Council), Pauline McCartan (HOPE for Autism)
Tobii Dynavox - AAC Software Rob Gregory (Tobii Dynavox)
Tweeting at last! My slow journey towards independent access to social media Jemima Hughes, Janet Mayes
Use of Eye-Tracking Technology in Research with Children with Cerebral Palsy: Insights into utility Tom Griffiths (Great Ormond Street Hospital / UCL)
Using Augmentative Reality to enhance symbol based communication Lee Blemings (Sensory Guru Ltd)
Using Boardmaker in the Cloud Hector Minto (Tobii Dynavox AB)
Using Proloquo2Go 4 to Develop Language and Communication David Niemeijer (AssistiveWare), Jennifer Marden (AssistiveWare)
Using Tablet Devices to Support Adults with Communication Difficulties Helen Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University), Claire Hamshire (Manchester Metropolitan University), Julie Lachovic (Manchester Metropolitan University), Hannah Palin (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Verse: Contextual augmented reality communication aid Setareh Shamdani (Royal College of Art / Imperial College), Antton Peña (Royal College of Art / Imperial College)
What can I do to support literacy using a NOVA chat? Meghan Conover (Saltillo Corporation)
What's New at Smartbox Adam Waits (Smartbox)
What’s happening with Saltillo: Explore reading, writing and communicating Meghan Conover (Saltillo)