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Three Questions for AAC Researchers

Submitted by Peter Head on 17 February 2011 - 6:07pm

As part of the AAC Evidence Base project, Communication Matters is setting up a Research Involvement Network. Researchers have commented that it can be hard to find participants for AAC research projects. But some people who use AAC and their families have said that once they had taken part in one research project they were often asked to take part in many more, which could lead to them feeling overburdened. The Research Involvement Network will make it easier for AAC researchers to find participants and will widen the pool of people they can draw on.

Second Call for Papers - CM2011 National Conference

Submitted by Peter Head on 17 February 2011 - 4:18pm

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Communication Matters CM2011 National Conference, to be held on 25-27 September 2011 at the University of Leicester.

If you work in the area of AAC and feel you have something to say that would help others, then please submit an abstract. We particularly welcome contributions from people who use AAC and family members. If you are unsure but want to talk about the opportunity, please contact Patrick Poon on tel. 0845 456 8211 or email

Scottish stakeholders' views needed on AAC provision and support

Submitted by admin on 1 February 2011 - 11:15am

The Scottish Government is supporting the development of national guidance for AAC. It will make recommendations on the provision and support for AAC. The guidance, for children and adults, will be directed to all statutory agencies: Health, Social Work and Education.

People who use AAC, carers and family members are invited to complete a questionnaire to share their experiences, and make comments and suggestions. Your comments will be subject to strict confidentiality.