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AAC Evidence Base Research Project: March 2011 Update

Submitted by admin on 29 March 2011 - 8:41am

The first milestone agreed with the Big Lottery Fund has been achieved as the University of Sheffield has completed the first part of its research work: the systematic literature review. The review aimed to provide an overview of current knowledge regarding the use of high tech AAC technology. It identified 133 papers published in peer reviewed journals which provided insights into the people who may benefit from intervention, the technology, the potential outcomes and current provision. An article has been submitted for publication to a peer reviewed journal and a further article is in preparation. The first article identifies the factors that help or hinder the provision and ongoing use of high tech AAC. If accepted by the journal it will be published later this year.  Information about the findings will also be made available on the research pages of the Communication Matters website.

Communication Matters Zone at The Autism Show 2011

Submitted by admin on 10 March 2011 - 11:07am

The Autism Show (ExCel, London on 24-25 June 2011) will have a dedicated Communication Matters Zone with exhibitors from leading AAC suppliers in the UK, including Liberator, Toby Churchill and Widgit Software - Communication Matters will also be exhibiting of course! The event will be held at ExCel, London on 24-25 June 2011. 

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