Communication Matters Journal

The Communication Matters Journal offers a multidisciplinary perspective of AAC, and is published three times a year in the UK. Members of Communication Matters automatically receive the journal.

The Journal is usually 36 or 40 pages long and contains a collection of articles written by AAC users, parents, and experienced AAC practitioners – teachers, therapists, engineers, researchers and others – mostly from the UK. There are usually about eight major articles (each about two to four pages long) in each issue. The articles are on a mixture of different topics, including both low and high tech AAC, and AAC use by children and/or adults. Articles written by AAC users and parents/families are actively welcomed. As much as possible, articles are accompanied by photos, tables, graphs, symbols and other illustrations.

Back issues

To get a better impression of what a ‘CM article’ is like, authors should read back copies of the CM Journal; if you don’t have printed copies, you can download back issues.

Subscription

If you live in the UK, you get the Journal by becoming a member of Communication Matters.

If you live outside the UK, you can subscribe to the Journal by contacting the ISAAC Chapter in your country and paying in your local currency. If your country doesn’t yet have an ISAAC Chapter, you can get the Journal by contacting ISAAC International and paying in Canadian Dollars.

Guidelines for the Submission of Articles for the CM Journal

To be acceptable for publication, articles for Communication Matters should:

  • be in Microsoft Word format

  • be no longer than 2,000 words including references and appendices (shorter is fine) plus photos/graphics (provide as separate file in jpg or tif format)

  • be written in straightforward language; although the topic and content may be quite specialist and some professional terminology may be inevitable, the overall style of the journal aims to be inclusive and plain English is welcomed. Articles should be written in a direct and accessible style with inclusion of photos and pictures, tables and figures (preferably in good quality format jpg for photos)

  • contain no more than about 10 references (unless the article is a literature review, specifically) and none that are not referred to in the text

  • aim to provide information, argument or evidence to support a specific proposition (but not necessarily academic research evidence)

  • tell a unique story, report on a personal/clinical experience, or add new information or a new insight. Reviews and critiques may be accepted e.g. on books and products at the editors’ discretion

Communication Matters will not reprint articles already published elsewhere unless the author first obtains and encloses with their submission formal written permission to reprint from the original publisher or (and) makes substantial alterations, modifications and updates to the original.

If you require any further information, please email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk.

AAC Journal

AAC is the official Journal of ISAAC, the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) and includes original articles with direct application to people with complex communication needs for whom augmentative and alternative communication techniques and systems may be appropriate.

The journal provides an important forum for AAC that brings together professionals who have a clinical/educational and research interest in augmentative and alternative communication, transcending disciplinary concerns; integrates theory, technology, and systems development for the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of people who use augmentative and alternative systems; provides practical and specific information to practicing professionals dealing with people who use or have the potential to use augmentative and alternative systems.

AAC publishes research and synthesis articles, forum notes, case studies, and research, technical, and intervention notes, as well as articles related to ISAAC governance and reviews of the literature. The broad range of topics explored in the journal reflects the development of this field internationally. It is published quarterly: ISSN Print 0743-4618; ISSN Online 1477-3848. Further details about the journal are on ISAAC’s AAC web page. The subscription cost to Communication Matters members is on our current membership form.

Selection of articles for free access

ISAAC, the editors of AAC, and its publisher Informa have kindly provided Communication Matters members with direct and free access to a selection of AAC articles: see our Free Articles page.

AGOSCI ‘In Focus’

The AGOSCI Newsletter ‘In Focus’ is published by AGOSCI Inc. (the new name for the Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment). It is an ISAAC-affiliated publication and is published twice a year.

ISAAC-Israel Journal

The ISAAC Israel Journal is an ISAAC-affiliated publication. It is published annually in the spring of each year, in Hebrew with a few English abstracts.

Communication Matters Journal – Download

Back issues of the Communication Matters Journal can be downloaded in PDF format. However, issues published in the past two years are only displayed if you are logged in as a member. Find out how to become a member.

Month & YearArticles & AuthorsVolume (No.)Download Journal
Aug 2019
  • Access Methods for Assistive Technology and Integration with Wheelchair Control Systems (Marcus Friday, Gemma Sleman & Neil Worrall)
  • CALL Scotland - Developing Shared Reading Resources for Children with Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCNs) (Claire Harrison)
  • Evaluating the impact of a 12-week training programme for teaching assistants in using Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) (Kate Duggan & Emily Walsh)
  • Guy’s AAC Journey (Guy Carter & Sarah Seamer)
  • Language, Literacy and Learning: Strategies and Tools for Supporting Early AAC Users (Daisy Clay & Kerry Vacara)
  • Management of iDevices in a Specialist AAC Service (Abigail Attwell)
  • My Literacy Journey (Gregor Gilmour)
  • My review of Communication Matters Conference! (Sophie Beam)
  • Oldies but Goodies: Are we Stating the Obvious with Implementation? (Emily Gabrielle)
  • The App for People with ALS (Alona Moroz)
  • The Story of Core (Bethany Diener)

  • Where We Are Now: Old Challenges and New Opportunities in Literacy Instruction for Students who use AAC (Maureen Donnelly
Vol 33 (2)Download
Apr 2019
  • 'Slidey keys!' An alternative method of auditory scanning (Charlotte Akrigg)
  • Allan's long service to CALL Scotland recognized by University (Gillian McNeill)
  • Augmented input and the development of receptive language in children who require AAC (Shakila Dada and Ralf W. Schlosser)
  • Bringing language to Selma (Paul Andres)
  • Early AAC – a pathway from pre-intentional communication to AAC (Andrea Sharples)
  • Promoting literacy for the symbol-based Augmented Communicator (Bethany Diener)
  • Self-management with Digital Talking Mats (Joan Murphy and Nicki Ewing)
  • The cost effectiveness of Boardmakeronline as a remote therapy package (Ruth Bettany)
  • The use of data analysis software to assess the skills of children who use high-tech eye gaze systems (Emma Bowers and Andrea Sharples)
  • Therapy Outcome Measures: a national approach to AAC Outcomes (Victoria Styles)
  • Using optical, physiological and neurological sciences for troubleshooting eye tracking technology (Marc Viera)
Vol 33 (1)Download
Nov 2018
  • A Literature Review on the Language Abilities of Children and Young Adults who use aided AAC during language development (Yvonne Lynch, Juliet Goldbart, Shakila Dada, Liz Moulam, Nicola Randall, Simon Judge, Stuart Meredith and Janice Murray)
  • A review of the talk “Participation For Young AAC Users” (Adam Lenartowicz)
  • An Introduction to Lego-based Therapy (Dannii Keenan and Lois Thomson)
  • Changes in Adult Scaffolding in Conversations with Children Who Use Aided AAC (Gat Savaldi-Harrusi and Gloria Soto)
  • Communication Access UK – the journey continues… (Catherine Harris)
  • How can Talking Mats help with determining capacity? (Joan Murphy and Nicki Ewing)
  • Investigating the Assessment Procedures for Children with Complex Communication Needs: The Participation Model (Elena Theodorou, Eliada Pampoulou and Nikoleta Sampson)
  • My Experience of Stephen Hawking’s Memorial Service (Jemima Hughes)
  • Self-representation on social media for young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) (Amanda Hynan, Juliet Goldbart and Janice Murray)
  • Social Media for Engagement: Safe and Enjoyable New Frontiers for People who use AAC (Bronwyn Hemsley)
  • Switch access: the first way forward in AAC assistive technology (Esther Dakin)
  • The Communication Project (Kim Mears)
Vol 32 (3)Download
Aug 2018
  • AAC Implementation for Multilingual Persons (Kerstin Tönsing, Karin Van Niekerk, Georg Schlünz and Ilana Wilken)
  • Creating a Comprehensive Communication Classroom (Jane Odom)
  • Developing a novel system to support language acquisition in children with CNN: An ethnographic study (Christopher S. Norrie, Annalu Waller and Jianguo Zhang)
  • Filling the Gaps (Maria Touliatou and Fiona Panthi)
  • Is AAC really Sugar Free? (Patrick Bates and Simon Stevens)
  • Local AAC Services – Tying it all together with LAACES (Sarah Dale)
  • Mentoring at ATtherapy (Francesca Sephton)
  • Pathways to Progress: Systematically Grow AAC Skills (Bethany Diener and Carly Hynes)
  • Rethinking technology design for and with children who have severe speech and physical disabilities (Seray Ibrahim, Dr Michael Clarke and Dr Asimina Vasalou)
  • Teach Us Too (Sarah Giles)
  • Using Data Visualization to Support Bilingual AAC Use (Russell Thomas Cross and Paul Andres)
Vol 32 (2)Download
Apr 2018
  • ‘AAC is my voice, it means everything to me’ An exploration of the meaning, value, and purpose of Augmentative and Alternative Communication to users and key stakeholders (Denise Abraham)
  • AAC Mentors (Gregor Gilmour)
  • A hub’s experience of developing augmentative and alternative communication expertise in local speech and language therapy teams (Catherine Foy)
  • Developing a bespoke communication system in secondary school through to college and beyond (Lisa-Marie Eastwood and Judy King)
  • Having Pride. Exploring the personal impact of having a speech impairment (Simon Stevens)
  • Level 2 Award in Mentoring training (Verity Elliott)
  • Tips to Grow Language (Jane Odom)
  • Using stated preference methods in alternative and augmentative technology (Edward J.D. Webb, David Meads, Yvonne Lynch, Nicola Randall, Simon Judge, Juliet Goldbart, Stuart Meredith, Liz Moulam, Stephanie Hess and Janice Murray)
  • ‘We’ll meet again at C.M.’ (Helen Dunman and Helen Quiller)
Vol 32 (1)Download
Nov 2017
  • A potted history of the Sequal Trust! (Liz Downes)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Deafness (Claire Hayward and Catriona Burke)
  • How SLTs use AAC to encourage functional communication with minimally verbal children with ASD: a survey
  • Invitation to participate – let’s talk about talking (Ersin Sinlay)
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Celia Harding, Saboohi Bukhari, Rosa Benato and Abigail Levin)
  • My Communication Matters (Alexis Egerton)
  • NHS England Specialised AAC Services: an update (Julie Atkinson)
  • Our Voice: Our Stories (Kate Creyer and Alison Battye)
  • Pass IT On – reusing computers to change lives (Sandy Kerr)
  • What do patients think? – learning for hubs (Hannah Jeffery)
Vol 31 (3)Download
July 2017
  • Choose Your Words – teaching core words in the classroom (J. Marden)
  • Developing shared reading for pupils who use AAC (a case study of share reading between EYFS and KS2) (Stacey Ladbrook and Sarah Smith)
  • Not the Royal Highland Show! (Janet Scott)
  • The Unspoken Voices Project: gathering perspectives from people who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) (Katherine Broomfield)
  • Voice Output Communication Aid groups for adults with learning disabilities (Grace Law and Catrin Williams)
  • Welcome to Eye Gaze Club (Helen Dixon)
  • What I feel about being AAC dependent (Maddy Norman)
  • You Matter (Amanda Bousaki and Deborah Pugh)
Vol 31 (2)Download
Apr 2017
  • ‘Bars, Beer and Brawls’ : AAC in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (Helen Dunman)
  • Factors related to high tech AAC use in adults with neurodegenerative conditions (Catherine Foy)
  • ‘I don’t enjoy food like I used to’ (Joan Murphy & James McKillop)
  • Implementing a communication system; the case for regular, direct long term intervention (Kim Mears)
  • Reflections on embedding TOM AAC into the working practice of a specialist service (Nicola Randall)
  • The drive for a holistic approach to mounting communication equipment (Esther Dakin & Billy Hunter)
  • Transporting AAC (Patrick Bates & Simon Stevens)
  • ‘Will anyone listen to us?’ (Margo Mackay & Joan Murphy)
Vol 31 (1)Download
Nov 2016
  • 1 Voice 1 Day 2016 & more (Helen Quiller)
  • A breath controlled AAC system (D. Kerr, K. Bouazza-Marouf, A. Gaur, A. Sutton and R. Green)
  • A patient’s perspective of the use of alternative and augmentative communication in the acute intensive care setting following acute onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome (Sarah Appleton & Ruth Walford)
  • An evaluation of CM’s e-learning programme for new support workers supporting adults with learning disabilities (Julie Lowe)
  • Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to drive Language Prediction (ACE-LP) project at the University of Dundee (Annalu Waller)
  • CM & Conference: impressions of an intern (Peter Fuzesi)
  • How I communicate (Jeremy Briers)
  • ‘Me and my extended shadow’: living independently with personal assistants (Beth Moulam)
  • My communication journey as a person with autism (Sophie Webster)
  • The potential of Sub Vocal Phonation as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Rosemary Woods)
  • The road less travelled: transitioning to an assessment hub (Hester Mackay, Alison Battye, Maria Touliatou, Rachel Dormedy & Sarah Ayres)
Vol 30 (3)Download
Aug 2016
  • AAC Hacking (Kate McCallum & Fil McIntyre)
  • Come on Sign Out Loud (Sally Featon and Kate McCallum)
  • Communicating with my Eco 2 (Scott Stack)
  • Communication Matters and the Communication Access Project – June 2016 (Catherine Harris)
  • Functional Communication Training using image2talk app to reduce problem behaviour (Fiona Wilson)
  • How do adults with severe acquired communication difficulties make decisions about, and experience, the communication methods they use? (Helen Paterson)
  • International collaborations with Poland (Dorothy (Dot) Fraser)
  • My Isolation Bubble (Linda Page)
  • Partnership Working with Health and Social Services in developing a Pathway to AAC and Technology (Sandra Miller, Jane Donnelly and Iain Rowbotham)
  • Review of prevailing terminologies in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Simone Krüger, Gregor Renner, Ana Paula Berberian, André José Ribeiro Guimarães)
  • ‘Sex, Drugs, Death and God’ – Chailey Heritage Tackles more AAC Tabboos (Helen Dunman)
  • Supporting parents/carers of young people who use AAC, using evidence-based workshops (Nicky Ford and Debbie Jans)
Vol 30 (2)Download
Apr 2016
  • AAC Lanarkshire – Promoting Public Awareness of AAC
  • Collaborative bid writing for AAC research (Liz Moulam, Janice Murray and Simon Judge)
  • Evaluating and Monitoring a Communication Environment (Julia Hampson)
  • Getting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) into EHCP: Early days in England (Chris Sherlock, Kay Jones and Heather Hallett)
  • Language Learning for the Long Term (Hayley Power and Andrea McGuinness)
  • Shakespeare, Rap and AAC (Helen Dunman)
  • Teaching with Core Words: 7 Myths of Modeling (Jennifer Marden)
  • What’s happening in the 4 Nations regarding AAC funding for children and young people? (Bronagh Blaney, Teresa Noble, Janet Scott, Debbie Parry and Jessica Childs)
  • Will “More Therapy” Help? A Review of ‘Traditional’ and Naturalistic AAC Interventions (Tamsin Crothers)
  • Working with ‘My First Symbols’ for families and children with complex Communication Needs (Kate Holloway)
Vol 30 (1)Download
Nov 2015
  • A father writes about the event of his son’s investiture into the Scouts (Bob Sagoo)
  • A Multidisciplinary approach to AAC assessment (Andy Banns and Francesca Sephton)
  • AAC and curricular adaptations for a child in a mainstream school (Carme Rosell, Marc Coronas, Elvira Sancho, Emili Soro-Camats)
  • CM2015 National Conference: your feedback
  • Developing literacy support for students who have AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) needs and/or SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs) (Marion Stanton and Rosie Clark)
  • Interview with Brett Reynolds (Keynote Speaker CM2015 conference) (Catherine Harris)
  • It talks, texts and tweets – but is it interested in my day? (Peter Zein and Emily Gabrielle)
  • Listening to different voices in families (Deborah Pugh)
  • Mothers’ views of the communication skills of Maltese children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Marica Gatt)
  • My communication journey as an AAC user (Helen Quiller)
  • Open all hours – Scope’s online community (Emma Sterland)
Vol 29 (3)Download
Aug 2015
  • An Interview with Barry Smith by Catherine Harris, Chair of Trustees
  • Development of a suite of mobile applications to support communication and leisure pursuits for patients with acquired brain injury. (Marie Cox and Kevin Doherty)
  • Employment: An aspiration for those with Severe Communication Impairments? (Helen Whittle)
  • Improving Privacy in Communication Aids. (Jack Browne, MComp and Dr Peter O’Neill, PhD)
  • Our Journey with LAMP and Children with Autism. A study to develop criteria for assessment for use of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach with non-verbal children with Autism. (Helen Robinson and Kate Tole)
  • Review of AAC Stroke Cases to Identify Common Practice and Consider Outcomes. (Zoe Clarke and Marcus Friday)
  • The DART Project – Improving Assistive Technology Provision in Further Education. (Rohan Slaughter and Trevor Mobbs)
  • The Visual Support Project (VSP): an authority-wide training, accreditation and practical resource for education settings supporting inclusive practice. (Julie Baxter, Marion Rutherford, Sarah Holmes)
  • Using the ProxTalker to Make Communication More Tangible. (Jacqueline Sura, MS BCBA)
Vol 29 (2)Download
Apr 2015
  • A Model for Local AAC Services: The AAC Service for Adults in Gloucestershire (Katherine Broomfield & Louise Walters)
  • A Right to Communicate: A short film (Kirsty Paton, Louise Blackley, Julie McCracken & Helen Fletcher)
  • A Right to Speak: Development of an AAC resource pack for Forth Valley schools (David Fletcher)
  • Celebrations at Communication Matters (Ruth McMorran & Hilary Gardner)
  • Communication Training for Healthcare Assistants Supporting Young People with Complex Communication Needs (Cheryl Hanson)
  • Developing an Effective AAC Service Within the NHS and Education Settings (Helen Robinson & Shelagh Crossley)
  • Empowerment and Living Independently (Beth Moulam)
  • Putting the Unspoken Centre Stage (Kate Caryer)
  • Teaching with Core Words: Building Blocks for Communication and Curriculum (Jennifer Marden)
  • The Development of Specialised AAC Services in England: Update (Sally Chan)
Vol 29 (1)Download
Nov 2014
  • A New Approach to Communicating Through Touch: Tactile Signing for Sensory Learners (TaSSeLs) (Denise Charnock & Joe Woodall)
  • Arabic/English Symbol Dictionary: Early Challenges and Technological Opportunities (E A Draffan, Nawar Halabi, Mike Wald, Amal Idris, Amatullah Kadous & Aejaz Zahid)
  • Assistant University Tutor in Speech, Language and Communication (Scott Stack)
  • How a Range of AAC Methods have Supported Participation within Sense Scotland’s Service User Consultation Group (Tina Yu & Margaret MacKenzie)
  • Parent Power: Training and empowering communication partners to support high tech AAC users (Alison Webb)
  • Pictorial Communication: Making it Happen (Christine Fincham)
  • Positive Health in a Person Centred Way: No decision about me without me (Tina Seed & Linda Naveran)
  • Strategies in AAC Implementation: Parents’ and AAC Users’ Perspectives (Eliane Mackintosh)
  • Talking Mats and Families living with Dementia (Joan Murphy)
  • Testing the Validity and Inter-rater Reliability of the Therapy Outcome Measure for AAC (Sally Boa, Joan Murphy & Pamela Enderby)
  • The MND Association Wheelchair Project: The right chair at the right time (Christine Orr)
Vol 28 (3)Download
Aug 2014
  • AAC Support in Rett Syndrome (Sally-Ann Garrett & Hector Minto)
  • Communication Matters Online Survey (Tom Griffiths)
  • Connectedness (Beth Moulam & Emma Green)
  • Experimental Evaluation of SPEAKall! (Oliver Wendt)
  • Facilitated Communication: Asking the Appropriate Research Question (Marion Stanton)
  • HeadBanger: Tracking Head Position as a Controller (Matthew Oppenheim & Zak Sly)
  • Increasing the Communicative Opportunities for VOCA Use Through Staff/Parent Training (Tamzin Gribble, Dr Ruth Firth, Dr Allegra Cattani & Dr Lauren Carroll)
  • Outcome Measures in AAC (Sally Boa)
  • The Aphasia Software Finder (Sarah Woodward)
  • Using Kinect as an Engagement and Emerging Communication Tool for Low Functioning Pupils with Autism and SLD (Anthony Rhys)
  • What the Exam Boards Said (Marion Stanton)
Vol 28 (2)Download
Apr 2014
  • Communication in Natasha’s World (Julie Bello)
  • Connect to Control: How we can do the ‘bells and whistles’ (Rohan Slaughter)
  • Facilitating Participation in Children with Four-Limb Cerebral Palsy (Kerynne Thompson, Nicky Wood, Marian Nairac, Friedl Jansen van Vuuren & Rebecca Judge)
  • Motor Neurone Disease: A review of local service provision – What lessons can we learn? (Victoria Styles & Polly Wingate-Saul)
  • Practical Low-Tech/No Tech Approaches for Schoolchildren with Special Needs in Low-Resource Countries (Harvey Pressman)
  • Student Speech and Language Therapists using AAC in the Community (Amy Jayne Garnett)
  • The Development of Specialised AAC Services in England: Update (Sally Chan)
  • The Practicalities of Mapping AAC Services in England (Victoria Johnson & Simon Judge)
  • YouTube, Facebook, Twitter: The facilitation of readiness for high-tech AAC through computer access (Jodie Rogers)
Vol 28 (1)Download
Nov 2013
  • A Right to Speak: NHS Education for Scotland Update (Morag Ferguson & Susan Shandley)
  • Assessment of Functional Gaze Control Skills in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy (Samantha Wallis, Kate Edwards, Katherine Short, Tom Griffiths, Katie Price, Jenefer Sargent, Simon Judge, John Swettenham & Michael Clarke)
  • Communication Access: An Australian Journey (Hilary Johnson, Denise West, Barbara Solarsh, Hank Wyllie & Ron Morey)
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Local AAC Service that Transcends Boundaries (Tina Peck )
  • Media Representations of AAC Users: How do we want to be seen? (Kate Caryer)
  • Planning and Going to the Communication Matters Conference in Leeds (Barry Smith)
  • Quality of Communication Support for People with Severe or Profound Intellectual Disability and Complex Needs (Jill Bradshaw, Julie Beadle-Brown, Jennifer Beecham, Jim Mansell, Theresia Baumker, Jennifer Leigh, Rebecca Whelton & Lisa Richardson)
  • Raising Awareness of AAC by Training South Devon Police about Hate and Mate Crime (Scott Stack)
  • Three’s Company – An Experimental Proposal for AAC (Norman Alm)
  • What Are We Learning From Our Clients With Aphasia Who Use High-Tech AAC? (Karen Reed & Fiona Panthi)
Vol 27 (3)Download
Aug 2013
  • Creative and Fun Peer Interaction for Improving Access Skills with Head-mouse and Eye-gaze Technology (Bridget Love)
  • Fun and Core Words (Lorrie Clemie)
  • How I use the Internet and Social Media: Experiences of young people who use AAC (Amanda Hynan)
  • How Low-Tech AAC Can Support the Move to High-Tech AAC: A case study (Trudy Bore)
  • In Memory of Edna Nicol
  • Input Rate of Text with a Single Switch (Joris Verrips)
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP): A review of the evidence (Hayley Power & Andrea McGuinness
  • My Way to Language and Literacy (Beth Moulam)
  • Realistic and Supportive AAC Intervention for a Client with Cerebral Palsy (Fiona Panthi & Ladan Najafi)
  • Reduction of Self-Injury through the Introduction of The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Visual Supports (Louise Malkin)
  • Right to Speaking (Barry Smith)
  • Supporting Two Young Students with iPad/iPod Touch and AAC Apps (Anne Williams)
  • The Future of AAC Services in England: A framework for equitable and effective commissioning (Sally Chan, Judith de Ste Croix, Gary Derwent, Anna Reeves & Clive Thursfield)
  • Visual Timetables (Eliada Pampoulou Salowm & Chris Abbott)
Vol 27 (2)Download
Apr 2013
  • A Fifteen Year Old Girl’s Journey through LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) Intervention (Emily Williams & Danielle Aubrey)
  • A Literacy Based Pilot Study Using Boardmaker Studio and Talk for Writing (Kerry Vacara, Laila Emms & Caroline Oestreich)
  • A Swan Song (Cheryl Davies)
  • Ahooga with a Single Switch (Joris Verrips)
  • Alan Martin: A Tribute (Joan Ruddell)
  • Communication on the Move (Beth Moulam)
  • Integrating Access to Social Media into AAC Devices (Dave Hershberger)
  • Intensive Interaction: A pilot study (Natasha Lewis-Davidson, Mary Chaloner & Laila Emms)
  • It’s Never Too Late to Make it Personal: Creative communication at the end of life (Kate Burns)
  • Language Development Using a Multi-modality Communication Strategy for a Child with Intellectual Disabilities (Elvira Sancho, Marc Coronas, Carme Rosell & Emili Soro-Camats)
  • Now What? The Competent AAC User Who Doesn’t Want to Talk (Nicola Kimmance, Marian Nairac & Nicole Tumber)
  • Sex, Drugs and AAC (Helen Dunman)
Vol 27 (1)Download
Nov 2012
  • A Collaborative Approach to Communication Support in a Hospital Environment (Laila Emms)
  • AAC for Use in a Sailing Boat (Tom Hole)
  • Arthur’s AAC Journey: Case study showing how non-VOCA technology and mounting influences VOCA use (Marc Viera & Gerard Cullen)
  • Communication Difficulties and Talking Mats: The advantages and disadvantages of an on-line training course (Joan Murphy, Lois Cameron & Anne Reid)
  • Creative Speech Technology (Alistair Edwards & Chris Newell)
  • Eight Years Self-Employed: If I knew then, what I know now… (Alan Martin)
  • Elklan AAC Training Package (Andrea Kirton)
  • ISAAC 2012 Conference: Our World (Beth Moulam)
  • MND Review of Communication Aids Provision and Introduction to MND AAC Care Pathway (Catherine Harris)
  • Symbol Vocabulary Needed for Talking about Abuse (Janet Larcher)
  • Using PODD Books: How effective are they in a busy classroom? (Alli Gaskin)
  • When feelings get too much: Athetoid cerebral palsy, emotions and AAC (Katie Caryer & Christine Sherlock)
Vol 26 (3)Download
Aug 2012
  • AAC in Northamptonshire: Involving parents (Clare Pearce & Deborah Pugh)
  • GOAL! Creating a Resource to Facilitate Client Input to Goal Setting (Julie Atkinson, Claire Hayward, Julie Sheridan & Ruth Williams)
  • Group Work to Promote Communication and Literacy (Anne Emerson & Sarah Riley)
  • How Was School Today…? In the Wild: Using a mobile phone to support data collection for automatic narrative generation (Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Ehud Reiter & Nava Tintarev)
  • Making the Transition from Paper Based Symbol Resources to Interactive Teaching Resources (Laila Emms)
  • My Communication Story From 1981 to 2012 (Barry Smith)
  • Narrative Use in the Care Environment (Suzanne Prior, Annalu Waller, Rolf Black & Thilo Kroll)
  • PECS with Older Students and Adults? (Nikky Steiner & Sarah Upton)
  • Possible New Ways of Scanning for Switch Users (Joris Verrips)
  • Starting from Scratch: Setting up an AAC assessment service for children in Cornwall (Alison Webb)
  • Telling Stories: The communicative roles played by a natural speaker and an aided speaker during narrative interaction (Pippa Bailey & Karen Bunning)
  • Work experience with Sharon Hodgson MP and Sarah Teather MP (Nadia Clarke)
  • Your Thoughts, Your Ideas, Your Life: A Service user conference (Oliver Lee & Christine Griffiths)
Vol 26 (2)Download
Apr 2012
  • An AAC Bereavement Resource (Tamzin Gribble, Leonie van Wijk, Valerie Sardella & Caroline Hodgson)
  • An Audit of AAC in a Special Needs School (Sally Mills)
  • I wish they could stay more than an hour (Christine Sherlock, Rosemary Patterson, Esther Baston & Rachel Sedgwick)
  • Information – Need it, but can’t read it: The use of Computer Aided Information (Warren Oldreive & Mary Waight)
  • Language Development and Literacy and the Role of Symbols (Damhnait Ní Mhurchú)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Communicating Using a Communication Aid (Robert Holmes)
  • Service Delivery: The perspectives of a speech and language therapist and a client (Barry Smith & Linda Page)
  • The Aphasia Software Finder (Sarah Woodward)
  • The Chailey Communication System: Twenty years on (Alison Eccles, Rachel Pennell & Julie Tilbury)
  • The Research Journey: Developing an online AAC evidence base (Janice Murray, Michelle Beech, Alan Martin & Katie Holmes)
  • Using ‘Tacpac’ with PMLD Adults in a Social Care Setting (Paula Hellal)
  • You can do it! Setting up a local 1Voice branch (Julie Atkinson, Esther Baston, Brian Baston, Gemma Eardley, Paul Fisher, Richard Miles, Helen Quiller & Ellie Taylor)
  • You Matter: Bringing together parents of children who use AAC and their supporting professionals (Clare Latham & Amanda Bousaki)
Vol 26 (1)Download
Nov 2011
  • AAC Awareness Raising Events: National Year of Communication (Sally Chan)
  • Developing Narrative Skills, Communication & Literacy using Symbol Supported Text and Transferring to SymWriter (Justin Drew)
  • Have you seen my new mobile phone? Merging AAC with mobile telephony (Simon Stevens)
  • How I use the internet and social media: Findings from a pilot investigation with an AAC user (Amanda Hynan)
  • I’ll be Asking the Questions: National Year of Communication (Anna Reeves)
  • Launch of User-led Consultancy: How adults with learning disabilities can train others effectively using a range of communication strategies (Celia Harding, Julie Hickin, Saboohi Bukhari & Kirsty Harrison)
  • Overcoming Patient-Provider Communication Breakdowns in Health Care Settings (Sarah W. Blackstone & Harvey Pressman)
  • Sitting GCSEs: A personal perspective (Beth Moulam)
  • The Highs And Lows of Running An AAC Service for Adults with Learning/Physical Disabilities (Cheryl Davies)
  • Vital Voices: Using Digital Stories to increase participation for people who use AAC (Deborah Jans & Barbara Mathieson)
  • Why Increased Sign and Symbol Use in Severe Learning and Language Disability Schools Promotes Language (Elizabeth Beattie)
Vol 25 (3)Download
Aug 2011
  • AAC and ASD – Making it Visual (Jane Bache)
  • Communication Effectiveness using AAC (Deborah Jans)
  • Development of an Accessible Receptive Language Assessment (Andrea Kirton, Zoë Clarke & Marcus Friday)
  • Evolving AAC and Assistive Technology Provision during Neuro-rehabilitation for Locked-in Syndrome (Jane Bache)
  • Hello Events in Bristol and London
  • Not a Bandage: Advocating AAC assessment in aphasia (Euan Robertson & Holly Schneider)
  • Teaching Pointing for Communication (Anne Emerson & Jackie Dearden)
  • The Callup DVD: Experiences of a support group (Anita Williams)
  • Treloar Vocabulary: A project to meet the AAC needs of teenagers and young adults (Caroline Weighton & Sarah Dodd)
Vol 25 (2)Download
Apr 2011
  • AAC and ASD – Making it Visual (Jane Bache)
  • Communication Effectiveness using AAC (Deborah Jans)
  • Development of an Accessible Receptive Language Assessment (Andrea Kirton, Zoë Clarke & Marcus Friday)
  • Evolving AAC and Assistive Technology Provision during Neuro-rehabilitation for Locked-in Syndrome (Jane Bache)
  • Hello Events in Bristol and London
  • Not a Bandage: Advocating AAC assessment in aphasia (Euan Robertson & Holly Schneider)
  • Teaching Pointing for Communication (Anne Emerson & Jackie Dearden)
  • The Callup DVD: Experiences of a support group (Anita Williams)
  • Treloar Vocabulary: A project to meet the AAC needs of teenagers and young adults (Caroline Weighton & Sarah Dodd)
Vol 25 (1)Download
Nov 2010
  • AAC and Autism: How are people really using voice output communication aids? (Andrea McGuinness & Lisa Farrand)
  • Across the Board: Community AAC support (Jason Tutin)
  • An Evaluation of the Development of a Specialist County-wide Augmentative and Alternative Communication Service (Heather Bovingdon & Christine Cotterill)
  • Communication About Emotion Matters: Developing an Emotional Voice (Claire Murray)
  • Early Intervention: What happened to ‘wait and see’? (Helen Dixon)
  • Engineering the Environment with Story, Drama, and Music (Chris Roberts & Sue Rowney)
  • Talk to me as a teenage girl: An anthropological study of identity and lifeworlds with teenage AAC users (Mary Wickenden)
  • Telling Stories: A Pilot Study investigating the key features of AAC speakers’ fictional narrative interaction (Pippa Bailey & Karen Bunning)
  • The Pixon Project: Implementing an AAC Language Development Curriculum (Gail M. Van Tatenhove)
  • The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth – Labelled? (Beth Moulam)
Vol 24 (3)Download
Aug 2010
  • A Journey with AAC (Julie Bello)
  • Communication: It does help to talk (Hannah Rogers)
  • Exploring Multiple Factors Affecting Participation Outcomes for Children with Communication Aids (Tom Griffiths, Michael Clarke, K V Petrides, C Newton, Katie Price & Andrew Lysley)
  • Exploring the Use of Graphic Symbols: An introduction to two pieces of recent postgraduate research (Louise Greenstock & Eliada Pampoulou)
  • Facilitated Communication: The current ‘state of play’ (Anne Emerson & Andrew Grayson)
  • Life Mapping, Transition Planning and Communicating (Terry Gibson & Michael Reed)
  • Sing Up: Helping children find their singing voice! (Doug Bott & Sally Chan)
  • What Do Users Really Want From Communication Aids? An introduction to the D4D AAC project (Gill Townend & Simon Judge)
Vol 24 (2)Download
Apr 2010
  • 1Voice Role Models and Holistic Support (Katie Clarke)
  • Capturing the Code: Making high street toys and home appliances accessible (Sally Chan)
  • Head Switches to Eye Gaze: A bumpy journey! (Ruth McMorran)
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability Communication Project: Final evaluation (Steven Bloch & Jane Maxim)
  • One Symbol Language for All Children: The Newcastle Symbol Project (Philippa Robinson & Mary Lavender)
  • Supporting Children Who Use AAC to Talk About Bereavement or Loss (Shelagh Crossley)
  • The Lancasterian Pupils’ Press: Developing a symbolised newspaper (Alli Gaskin)
  • The National AAC Coordinator for England Anna Reeves (interviewed by Dithe Fisher)
  • The Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmented Communicators (Peter Zein)
  • Visiting Alien Planets: Taking AAC outside of the usual environments (Sophie Scott)
Vol 24 (1)Download
Nov 2009
  • AAC Funding: The Current Situation (Alexis Egerton)
  • Can we provide the bells and whistles? Supporting PC-based VOCAs and accessible computers (Liz Howarth & Rohan Slaughter)
  • Dreaming of a Work-Life Balance (Melinda Smith)
  • How Fast the World of Communication Aids Moves On (Barry Smith)
  • Spreading the Word(s) (Axel Böhm & Julie Atkinson)
  • The Multi-Modal Nature of Communication Between Natural Speakers and Aided Speakers: A Pilot Study (Pippa Bailey)
  • Using Switches With Pre-school Children (Celia Harding)
Vol 23 (3)Download
Aug 2009
  • Research and Beyond: A Study of Two Graphic Symbol Teaching Methods (Laila Emms)
  • Setting up AAC Services in Emerging AAC Areas (Prue Fuller, Caroline Gray, Anne Warrick, Sarah Blackstone & Harvey Pressman)
  • Skype Network for Communication Aid Users (Matthew Harrison & Zoë Robertson)
  • Talk to the Hand! Age Appropriate Communication Activities (Andrea Kirton & Zoë Robertson)
  • Teaming Up to Take Switch Use from Cause and Effect to Communication (Sandra Thistlethwaite)
  • The West Midlands AAC Care Pathway: An Update (Julie Atkinson, Victoria Lundie & Helen Whittle)
Vol 23 (2)Download
Apr 2009
  • An AAC Challenge: What happens when the shoe is on the professional foot? (Katrina Moore & Lucy Dobson)
  • Can People with Aphasia Use High-Tech AAC? (Tracy Phillips)
  • I Communicate with Blissymbols (Peter Zein)
  • My Communication Story (Kate North)
  • Smoothing Transition From Special School To Adult Services For Young People Using AAC (Julie Gray)
  • Supporting Communication Aid Users in the Transition from Paediatric to Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services in Oxfordshire (Lucy Domoney & Tracy Phillips)
  • The Experience of Providing Rehabilitation for Patients with Locked-in Syndrome Through the Use of Communication Aids (D Nianiou, K Hastie, L Maendl & A Jordan)
  • The Road to Independence (Dan Stanton)
Vol 23 (1)Download
Nov 2008
  • A Brilliant Evening at Downing Street (Liz Moulam)
  • Children Without A Voice (Dawn Davies)
  • From Autumn to Autumn (Terry Gibson & Michael Reed)
  • Give Me A Choice! (Catherine Harris)
  • Kingsley Communication (Kevin Latham)
  • Supporting Children Who Use AAC in Mainstream Education (Daisy Clay)
  • The ISAAC 2008 Conference (Liz Moulam, Joan Murphy, Sandra Hartley & Beth Moulam)
  • Travels with My Laptop (Sarah Ezekiel)
  • What Dance Means to Me (Alan Martin)
Vol 22 (3)Download
Aug 2008
  • AAC City & Guilds Course: From Qualification to Therapy Tool (Mary Lass & Trudy Bore)
  • AAC for Communication and Expression (Daisy Clay)
  • Developing an ICT/AAC Outreach Service (Judith Pilkington & Dot Reeves)
  • Disambiguation (Predictive Texting) for AAC (Simon Judge & Mark Landeryou)
  • Improving Communication Systems with Data Analysis: Methods, Approaches and Privacy (Barney Hawes)
  • Journey to Independence and Equality (Simon Wilson)
  • Teaming Models and Processes at a Specialist FE College (Alison Lawrence & Catherine Maunder)
  • The Participation in Education Project: I want to choose too! (Debby Watson & Anthony Feiler)
Vol 22 (2)Download
Apr 2008
  • A Survey of AAC Need in a Children’s Hospital (Chris Sherlock)
  • AAC – More Than Just Speech Therapy (Karen Sheffield & Helen Millward)
  • Communication Matters’ Submission to the Bercow Review (Liz Moulam)
  • Identity in Teenagers who use AAC (Mary Wickenden)
  • Keeping Pace with (Assistive) Technology (Steven Bloch, Michael Clarke & Ann Gresswell)
  • Listen to Me – 1Voice DVD (Katie Clarke)
  • Party Time: A Party for Youngsters who use AAC (Pamela Cornwallis & Dithe Fisher)
  • Talking Mats and Dementia (Joan Murphy, Cindy M Gray & Sylvia Cox)
  • Tamsin Starts to Talk (Clare Latham)
  • The Politics of High-Tech AAC in England and Wales (Marc Bush & Ruth Scott)
  • The Possible Role of the Speech and Language Therapist in Facilitating Successful Vocational Participation for People who use AAC (Vicki Allan)
Vol 22 (1)Download
Nov 2007
  • 1Voice Teenagers’ DVD Project (Terry Gibson)
  • 20 Rules to DISCOVERY (Tony Jones)
  • Do Utterances from a VOCA Receive the Same Respect as Spoken Language? (Claire Forster & Katie Caryer)
  • ISAAC International AAC Awareness Month
  • Seashell Speak and Sign (Jackie Barker & Fil McIntyre)
  • Teaching Emerging Literacy Using a VOCA (Sian Baker)
  • The Communication Matters Leadership Project (Toby Hewson, Peter Zein & Liz Moulam)
  • The Pupil’s Press: An overview of the development of a symbolised newspaper (Alli Gaskin & Helen Bell)
  • Using an Eye-Gaze System with Two Primary School Pupils with Severe Accessing Difficulties (Hannah Curry & Sarah Woodward)
  • What’s Your Name? A Case Study (Zoë Robertson & Simon Judge)
Vol 21 (3)Download
Aug 2007
  • Augmentative Communication for Children with Autism: What do we Know? – Study Day Report (Sally Conner)
  • Bliss Symbols Communication (Sally Millar)
  • Communicate with Confidence – Conference Report (Janet Scott)
  • Establishing a Computer and Communication Class for People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (Julie Wright & Catherine Wilson)
  • Improving the Speed of Real-Time Language Generation in AAC (Tony Jones)
  • Making Waves: Communication and Swimming! (Ann Gresswell & Emilie Leeks)
  • Setting up an AAC Assessment Service (Sally Chan)
  • Supporting Children’s Access to the Curriculum in Mainstream Schools Using Low-tech Communication Boards (Amanda Bousaki)
  • Taking Control: Environmental Control Technology Project (Jenny Boyd)
  • The Development of the Use of Signalong in an Inclusive Borough: The Newham Experience (Rosie Dickens & Janine Walters)
  • Update from Romania (Dorothy Fraser)
Vol 21 (2)Download
Apr 2007
  • 1Voice Wins National Awards (Katie Clarke)
  • Beyond The Symbol Chart: Chatbooks & Want Cards (Alison MacDonald & Mary Siggs)
  • Communication Aids Funding (Peter Zein & David Weatherburn)
  • Communication in Romania: A Two-way Process (Dorothy Fraser)
  • Evaluation of Joke-Creation Software with Children with Complex Communication Needs (Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Graeme Ritchie, Helen Pain & Ruli Manurung)
  • I want this one! Decision-making for Trial Loan of Communication Aids (Gillian Townend)
  • Policy for the Provision of Communication Aids in England (Alexis Egerton)
  • Role Models: Who Needs ’em? (Kathy Claxton & Tamsin Crothers)
  • Sheffield AAC Project for Children in Mainstream with Severe Speech and Language Impairment (Liz Holmes, Alison Mackenzie & Wendy Wellington)
Vol 21 (1)Download
Nov 2006
  • A Grand Day Out – 1Voice National Network Day (Katie Clarke)
  • AAC and Self Identity (Meredith Allan)
  • Acting, Attitudes and AAC (Alan Martin)
  • Bowls, Banter, Bocchia and Social Events for Everyone (Claire Forster & Helen Dixon)
  • BT ChildLine Awards (Toby Hewson & Beth Moulam)
  • Celebrating 21 Years of Communication Matters (Janet Scott)
  • Communicating Together at ISAAC 2006 (Alan McGregor)
  • Developing and Using Signing (Ann Miles & Rachel Key)
  • Making Friends at ISAAC 2006 (Beth Moulam)
  • Nice Warm Socks – Songs for everyone to sing (Shan Graebe)
  • Tacpac
  • The Semantic Organisation Patterns of Adults with Learning Disabilities: Implications for People who use AAC (Catriona Bennie)
  • What Evidence do We Have for Best Practice? Thoughts from typical and aided models of language development (Janice Murray & Juliet Goldbart)
  • What is the Impact of Access to High-Tech Communication Aids on Children with Autism? (Rebecca Checkley & Alli Gaskin)
Vol 20 (3)Download
Aug 2006
  • Blissymbols and Manual Signing — A Combined Approach (Alison MacDonald)
  • Building Bridges to Effective Communication Conference 2006 (Anna Rourke)
  • Developing and Using a Communication Book with Eye Pointing Children (Clare Latham & Katharine Buckley)
  • Fun at Saxon Wood School (Jane MacKenzie)
  • Identifying, Recording and Measuring Outcomes — A Pilot Project (Judith de Ste Croix & Sally Chan)
  • Observation of Learning and Learning Style as an Assessment Technique in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Bruce R Baker)
  • Partner Assisted Communication Systems: Let me show you how I communicate (Julia Hampson)
  • Sharlene’s Speech (Sharlene Ferguson)
  • Standardising A Wheelchair Mounting Procedure: A Multi-Agency Approach (Alison Teague & Adrian Hibbert)
  • The Acute Hospital Experience for Adults with Complex Communication Needs (Joan Murphy & Lois Cameron)
  • VIVOCA: A Voice Input, Voice Output Communication Aid — What do communication aid users think? (Rebecca Palmer)
Vol 20 (2)Download
Apr 2006
  • AAC Strategies: Tools for Success Across Environments – Review of AAC Study Day (Kate Laws, Jo Weaver, Mike Sissions, Alison Galvin, Julie Tarn)
  • AAC Suppliers Update Feature
  • BETT 2006 & The Special Needs Fringe (Janet Larcher with Maggie Wagstaff)
  • Find A Voice: Celebrating 10 years of supporting people with communication needs (Joy Butcher)
  • Successful Literacy for Children with Severe Communication Difficulties – Review of AAC Study Day (Katie Clarke)
  • The Appropriate Use of PECS? (Ann Gresswell & Rachel Moore)
  • What Communication Matters means to me (Liz Moulam)
Vol 20 (1)Download
Nov 2005
  • A Symbol Book and Carry Bag for Students with Severe Learning Difficulties (Sheila Seal)
  • ARTS ATTAACK! (Pamela Cornwallis & Annie Kirkaldy)
  • Changing Attitudes Towards AAC by Taking a Whole School Approach (Yvonne Bennett)
  • Collaboration and Communication (Jannet A Wright)
  • Communication is what Matters to me (Rebecca Marriott)
  • OATS – Open-Source Assistive Technology Software (Andrew Lysley & Simon Judge)
  • Sarah’s Chin and Tonic (Sarah Ezekiel)
  • Starting a Business Using AAC (Alan Martin)
  • Transition from Specialist Residential College to Mainstream Further Education (Cheryl Davies)
Vol 19 (3)Download
Aug 2005
  • An AAC Service for Adults with Learning and/or Physical Disability (Cheryl Davies)
  • Assessing Young People with Complex Needs (Gillian Taylor, Ann Gresswell & Rachel Moore)
  • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders using VOCAs? (Alice Gallimore, Miranda MacAulay & Nikky Steiner)
  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Children with Little or No Expressive Language (Debi Taylor & Wendy Chatterley)
  • Evidence Based Practice and Language Activity Monitoring (Paul Harkness)
  • Home Insurance for Communication Aids (Sally Chan)
  • Moving Towards a Portable Total Communication System for a Mobile Day Service (Nicolas Ponte)
  • Multi-Level Tray Boards: Problems and Solutions (Hannah Curry)
  • My Life Book (Kate M.)
  • Role Models Working with Teenagers Using AAC (Katie Clarke)
Vol 19 (2)Download
Apr 2005
  • Communication on the Move (Melanie Inglis, Gwenda Jones, Kerry Hill & Chris Bradshaw)
  • Evaluation of the Communication Aids Project (CAP) – Report Summary (Dave Mitchell)
  • How are we doing? The Doncaster Communication Aid User Survey (Kevin Gosden)
  • Matching Person & Technology – Workshop Review (Matthew Nakonesky)
  • Minspeak in the 21st Century: A Language Development Model (Sian Baker)
  • MyLanguage StoryBags (Noreen Brown)
  • North Yorkshire Communication Aids Partnership – NYCAP (Ann Underwood)
  • Shut That Door! How Combining Environmental Controls and the National Curriculum can be a Huge Motivator (Debi Taylor)
  • Specialist Equipment Services for Disabled People – Report Summary (Emlyn Williams)
  • The Role Model Involvement Project (Katie Clarke)
  • Through My Eyes (Toby Hewson)
Vol 19 (1)Download
Nov 2004
  • Auditory Scanning: Using case studies to begin to develop ideas for appropriate levels and progression (Alison MacKenzie & Janet Hinchcliffe)
  • Cracking Constant Communication in the Classroom (Sian Baker & Judy Van der Walt)
  • Creating a Communication Environment (Jeanne Eames & Rosie Lakin)
  • Experiences at the 1Voice Family Network Day (Kate Williams)
  • Factors Influencing the Continued and Discontinued Use of Voice Output Communication Aids for People with Learning Disabilities (Rachel Baker, Tracy Carlson & Sarah Wharton)
  • From Big Mack to Big Mac & Fries (Claire Forster)
  • Interactive Storytelling: Multicultural Perspectives (Nevin Gouda & Keith Park)
  • Ispeek Visual Communication (Janet Dixon)
  • Sign On: Accessing Video Clips of Signs through Activating Symbols on the Computer (Angela Bailey & Marie Savill)
  • Symbols on the Web (Tina Detheridge)
  • The NHS Electronic Assistive Technology National Framework Agreement and Product Information Database (Alex Williams)
Vol 18 (3)Download
Aug 2004
  • AAC and the National Curriculum in Mainstream Schools (Kate Holloway)
  • AAC in a Large Rural County: A Holistic Approach (Katrina Moore & Kirsti Evans)
  • AAC Resources on the Internet (Allan Wilson)
  • CE Marking: The Basics (Dave Morgan)
  • Designing and Implementing the New ISAAC Website (Janet Larcher & Simon Churchill)
  • Progressing from Paper Towards Technology (Catherine Harris)
  • Role Model Training Course & The 1Voice National Network Day (Katie Clarke, Axel Bohm, Katie Caryer, Cheryl Davies, Toby Hewson, Alan Martin & Dawn Seals)
  • The Efficacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Towards Evidence-Based Practice – Impressions from some participants of this Study Day
  • What can we learn from drawing parallels between people who use AAC and people whose first language is not English? (Marianne Johnson)
Vol 18 (2)Download
Apr 2004
  • Barriers to AAC Implementation (Sally Chan)
  • Communication Aids and Access Options (Sue O’Brien & Jackie Ayre)
  • Fishnets, Blind Date and Braille Only Menus (Katie Caryer)
  • It’s My Book: Creating Ownership of a Communication Passport (Laura A Coakes, Tikkus Little & Lynne Drysdale)
  • Making Contact in the Workplace (Judith Lunn, John Todman, Portia File & Emma Coles)
  • 1Voice Family Weekend (Brigit, Ian & Jacqui)
  • Self-Employed Yet? Yes! (Alan Martin)
  • Talking Mats: A Focus Group Tool for People with Learning Disability (Lois Cameron, June Watson & Joan Murphy)
  • The Benefits of an Environmental Controlled Room in the AAC Curriculum (Rosie Lakin, Clare Vyse & Angie Wilkie)
  • The Use of Cost Effective Materials (Dave Burke)
Vol 18 (1)Download
Nov 2003
  • Extending the Bridge Between Cause/Effect and Scanning (Sally Conner)
  • Goal Setting for People with Communication Difficulties (Sally Boa & Lynn MacFadyen)
  • Great Expectations (Imogen Howarth)
  • Integrated Community Equipment Services (Eileen Grist & Sally Chan)
  • Integrating the CAP Model for the Provision of Communication Aids for Adults (Anna Rourke)
  • Making the Curriculum Work for People who use AAC (Jeanne Eames & Debi Taylor)
  • Mounting Issues (Eileen Grist & Alison Teague)
  • My Story … so far! (Louise Jones & Tanya Backhouse)
  • Symbol World (Tina Detheridge)
  • The Role Model Involvement Project (Katie Clarke)
Vol 17 (3)Download
Aug 2003
  • 1Voice Family Network Day (Faith Douthwaite)
  • Fun for All the Family! (Sally Millar and Allan Wilson)
  • InterAACtion: Strategies for Intentional and Unintentional Communicators (Marnie Cameron)
  • It’s not about you, it’s about me (Eddie Ashcroft)
  • Let Language Develop, Let People Develop (George Turner)
  • Music and AAC at Claremont School (Doug Bott)
  • Parents and Enablers Page (Terry Gibson)
  • The Communication Aids Project, CAP (Mick Thomas)
  • WordCore: Word-based Communication Software for the Vantage Communication Aid (Russell T. Cross)
Vol 17 (2)Download
Apr 2003
  • ICU-Talk: An AAC Device for Intubated Patients in Intensive Care (F MacAulay et al.)
  • Introducing a Lightwriter Communication Aid (Catherine Harris)
  • Switching to Communication (Tony Jones & Martyn Maltby)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2002 (Jessica Herbert, Laura Bird & Ben Gillard)
Vol 17 (1)Download
Nov 2002
  • Combining Literacy and Communication for Pupils who use AAC (Debi Taylor and Jeannie Eames)
  • Dynamic Minspeak! (Judy Robertson)
  • Employed, Self-Employed or Un-Employed? (Alan Martin)
  • Interactive Storytelling and AAC with People with High Support Needs (Alice Gallimore, Marie Savill and Keith Park)
  • My Experience as an AAC Role-Model for the 1Voice Family Weekend 2001 (Amanda Creely)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2002
  • The Secret Diary of an AAC User (Karl Parrish)
Vol 16 (3)Download
Aug 2002
  • AAC for All (Rachel Lanz, Beryl Jacobs & Chris Baker)
  • AAC for Fun: The Games Zone & Story Boxes (Linda Rees)
  • Care in the Community: A Personal Perspective (Scott Barbour)
  • Environmental Control for Communication Aid Users (Colin Geggie & Sue Clark)
  • Into Sally’s Drawers (Sally Conner)
  • Language of the Dance (Alan Martin)
  • Parent, Family and Carer Involvement in Speech and Language Therapy in Three Schools for Students with Severe Learning Difficulties (Heather Hallett, Kay Hemming & Catherine Scottow)
  • Technology Has Changed My Life (Dawn Seals)
  • Treloar School 32 Location Minspeak Application Program (Pam Stevenson and Annika Junghanns)
Vol 16 (2)Download
Apr 2002
  • AAC Service Developments: The West Sussex Experience (Steven Bloch & Sally Conner)
  • Auditory Scanning a Large Word List for Communication (Stephanie Brewster & Neil Gregory)
  • Communication Matters Small Grants Award
  • Motor Neurone Disease: AAC and Everyday Conversation (Joan Murphy & Steven Bloch)
  • Reading with Symbols at Frederick Holmes School (Nick Trapnell & Judith Chapman)
  • Snapshots of a Trip to India (Janet Scott)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2001
  • The Personal Touch (Mandy Brown & Joan Murphy)
  • Training in Conversational Quality for an AAC User (Audrey Syme & Alan Johnstone)
Vol 16 (1)Download
Nov 2001
  • AAC and Aphasia (Jackie Reeves & Susan Harris)
  • Feeling with Symbols (Helen Dixon)
  • How Technology has Influenced my Life (Stephen C.A. Lang, Award winner)
  • My Dream (Nicola Bush, Award winner)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2001 (Sophie McMullen, Misha Mistry, Philip Taylor, Wesley Trowell, Carmelle, Tor Class)
  • The Rebus Symbols Development Project (Helen Whittle & Tina Detheridge)
  • The Use of AAC as a Means of Supporting Patient Care in an Acute Setting (Karen Stovold & Janice Murray)
  • Why should ambulant children with severe speech and language disorders use VOCAs? (Liz Royall & Susan Hyde Wright)
Vol 15 (3)Download
Jul 2001
  • A Parent’s Perspective on Introducing a Hi-tech Communication Aid to her child (Debra Lissaman & Nicki Worth)
  • Can AAC promote communication and language in children with autism? (Imelda Reynolds)
  • Conversation Analysis and AAC: from Principle to Practice (Steven Bloch, Mike Clarke & Sarah Collins)
  • He doesn’t use his Talker much! (Olwen Jones)
  • Motivation and Acceptance Issues in the Provision of Assistive Technology to Adults with Severe Acquired Neuro-disability (Inge Berrie & Gary Derwent)
  • Rolling Drama and AAC Users (Ann Gresswell)
  • The Triple C: Checklist of Communication Competencies (Karen Bloomberg, Denise West & Hilary Johnson)
Vol 15 (2)Download
Mar 2001
  • Employment Using Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems (Anthony Robertson)
  • Getting Started with a Core Low Technology AAC Vocabulary (Judy Robertson)
  • Running AAC Groups on Themes at Primary and Secondary Level (Alison Mackenzie & Elizabeth Holmes)
  • The 1Voice Family Weekend (Katie Clarke & Tamsin Crothers)
  • The Use of AAC to Promote Inclusion in a Secondary School (Rosalind Bleach)
  • Useful Tips for Taking AAC Overseas (Caroline Gray)
  • Using the Principles of the ‘Hanen Programme for Parents’ with Clients for Developing Early AAC (Chris Sherlock)
  • Views of Young Adults at the Time of Transition (Lois Cameron & Joan Murphy)
  • Working in Partnership – Communication Book Workshops (Hannah Curry, Liz Parker & Sally Chan)
Vol 15 (1)Download
Nov 2000
  • A Language Independent Bliss to Sentence Translation System (Annalu Waller, Erwin Oosterhoorn & Peter Andreasen)
  • An Investigation of Developmental Trends in Speaking and Non-speaking Children: AAC Implications (Janice Murray)
  • Chat with Symbols (Jo Cremelie & Bart Noë)
  • Do Communication Aids Pose a Risk of Cross-infection? (Simon Churchill)
  • How Reliable is the Evidence? The Role of AAC in Legal Situations (Janet Scott)
  • Lightwriters: A New Way Forward (Kim Harris)
  • Speak for Yourself Campaign (James Ford & Jane Wink)
  • Survey and Analysis of the Provision of Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) in Two Regional Health Authorities (Donna Cowan & Alan Turner-Smith)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2000 (Shaun Garlington, Siân Lewis, Leigh O’Donnell, Gabriel Santos, Shauna Sepede)
  • The Future is Mine (Scott Barbour, Award winner)
Vol 14 (3)Download
Jul 2000
  • Auditory Scanning: An Access Technique (Sally Townend)
  • Lord Mayor Treloar School: Discussion Group (Pam Stevenson)
  • Making the Curriculum Work for VOCAs: The Redway School Model (Clare Latham & Ann Miles)
  • Moon as a Route to Early Communication and Literacy for the Multi-disabled Visually Impaired Child (Caroline Knight & Denise Warren)
  • Owning the Problem, Owning the Solution (Lois Cameron)
  • Respite Review: Obtaining the Views of the Users (Linda Brown, Morag Dendy & Joan Murphy)
  • Speeding Up Your Switch Input (Paul Hawes & Paul Blenkhorn)
  • Success in AAC: Does Speech and Language Therapy Make a Difference? (Mike Clarke, Pam Wood,Katie Price & Helen McConachie)
  • Switching on to Stories (Tiffany Birch, Alice Cross, Margaret Dumble & Keith Park)
  • Two-Way Conversation Prediction (Andrew Judson, Ramanee Peiris & Annalu Waller)
  • Video as a Record of Achievement (Cheryl Davies)
Vol 14 (2)Download
Mar 2000
  • A Personal Perspective (Scott Wood)
  • AAC and Marden-Walker Syndrome (Loredana Lembo)
  • CATCHNET – Remote Support & Training (Andrew Lysley, David Colven & Mick Donegan)
  • Dances of Life (Bill Robins)
  • Fight for Your Rights (Alan Martin)
  • Life with Toby (Malini Chib)
  • Me and My Lightwriter (Abigail Patience)
  • Now I Can Say What My Brain is Thinking! (Nicola Bush)
  • Past, Present and Future (Simon Wilson)
  • Service Provision and Supply of Environmental Control Systems (Eileen Grist)
  • The CE Mark and Communication Aids (John Watts)
  • The Mere Oaks AAC Summer Groups (Lynn John & Tamsin Crothers)
  • Variety is the Spice of Life (Sue Clark)
  • Whose Needs Come First? (Alice Cross & Keith Park)
Vol 14 (1)Download
Nov 1999
  • AAC and the Over 65’s (Jackie Reeves)
  • Communicating in Good Health – Issues around motivation for communication for children with cerebral palsy (Katie Price)
  • Dynamic Screen Communication Systems – Part 1 (Sally Millar, Janet Larcher & Philippa Robinson)
  • Get on the FAST Track (Moira Mitchell)
  • Maintaining Communication for People with Motor Neurone Disease (Val Fitzgerald & Jackie Reeves)
  • Parkinson’s Disease and the Use of AAC – Looking for some evidence (Linda Armstrong, Deborah Jans & Alison MacDonald)
  • Some Tips on Starting the C&G Course in Effective AAC (Nicole Rappell)
  • Trials and Triumphs – Investigating the use of a portable communication aid with people with dysphasia (Paul Tippell et al)
Vol 13 (3)Download
Jul 1999
  • A Penfriend Club for Everyone (Eileen Ramchandran)
  • Chatterbox Day at Motherwell College (Tracy Canavan, Iain Smith & Stuart Devlin)
  • Enabling People with Motor Neurone Disease to Discuss their Quality of Life (Joan Murphy)
  • Purchasing Communication Aids for the UK National Health Service – The Role of NHS Supplies (Mike Ferguson)
  • Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties – Integrating Communication Technology into their Daily Environment (Deborah Jans)
  • Using Computers for AAC – A New Look at an Old Debate (Paul Hawes)
  • Whisper Voice Enhancement Aids (Dennis Netcott)
  • Will you help with Publishing a Book? (Prue Fuller, ISAAC President)
Vol 13 (2)Download
Dec 1998
  • AAC Device Review (Gillian Rumble, VOCAtion)
  • Accessing Technology (Margaret Bullock, Techess Ltd)
  • Cambridge Adaptive Communication (Barnaby Perks, CAC)
  • David and the DynaVox 2/2c (Allison James, Sunrise Medical Ltd)
  • EASIAIDS Ltd (Peter Coxhill)
  • Eclipse in the Land of the Simmer Dim: A Case Study (Sally Millar)
  • Helping People with Disabilities to benefit from Information Technology (Paul Hawes, AbilityNet)
  • Introducing the Freestyle: A Macintosh based AAC Device (Jamie Munro, Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd)
  • Mardis Communication Aid Systems (Karen Wilson, Mardis)
  • Minspeak: The Language for Communication (David Morris, Liberator Ltd)
  • Using a Communication Aid in Bed (Simon Churchill, Toby Churchill Ltd)
Vol 12 (3)Download
Aug 1998
  • A Pilgrim’s Progress (Denise Gubbay & Lindy van Creveld)
  • Access to Four Colours = 13 Activities (Jane MacKenzie)
  • Back into the broom cupboard? (Mike Clarke & Katie Price)
  • Balancing the Difference (Alison Futerman & Lorayne Hynd)
  • Funding Communication Aids (Emlyn Williams, Janet Keenan & Helen Whittle)
  • Helping People with Severe Communication Difficulties to Express their Views: A low-tech tool (Joan Murphy)
  • Supporting Apple Mac Switch Users in an Educational Context (Heather Jack)
  • The Chailey Communication System (Lisbeth Meek & Valerie Moffat)
Vol 12 (2)Download
May 1998
  • AAC Users’ Interaction with their Peers (Joan Murphy)
  • Changing Attitudes (Kate Ellis)
  • Integrated Wheelchair & AAC Device (Barnaby Perks)
  • Managing Change from Symbol to Text based Communication (Paul Hawes and Paul Blenkhorn)
  • Me and Research (Sylvia Grant)
  • Nadia Clarke, Young AAC User (Katie Clarke)
  • Peacocks, Picnics, Pools & Parties (Helen Dixon)
  • The Design and Implementation of an Equipment Management Database (Phil Gardiner)
Vol 12 (1)Download
Month & YearArticles & AuthorsVolume (No.)Download Journal
Nov 2016
  • 1 Voice 1 Day 2016 & more (Helen Quiller)
  • A breath controlled AAC system (D. Kerr, K. Bouazza-Marouf, A. Gaur, A. Sutton and R. Green)
  • A patient’s perspective of the use of alternative and augmentative communication in the acute intensive care setting following acute onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome (Sarah Appleton & Ruth Walford)
  • An evaluation of CM’s e-learning programme for new support workers supporting adults with learning disabilities (Julie Lowe)
  • Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to drive Language Prediction (ACE-LP) project at the University of Dundee (Annalu Waller)
  • CM & Conference: impressions of an intern (Peter Fuzesi)
  • How I communicate (Jeremy Briers)
  • ‘Me and my extended shadow’: living independently with personal assistants (Beth Moulam)
  • My communication journey as a person with autism (Sophie Webster)
  • The potential of Sub Vocal Phonation as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Rosemary Woods)
  • The road less travelled: transitioning to an assessment hub (Hester Mackay, Alison Battye, Maria Touliatou, Rachel Dormedy & Sarah Ayres)
Vol 30 (3)Download
Aug 2016
  • AAC Hacking (Kate McCallum & Fil McIntyre)
  • Come on Sign Out Loud (Sally Featon and Kate McCallum)
  • Communicating with my Eco 2 (Scott Stack)
  • Communication Matters and the Communication Access Project – June 2016 (Catherine Harris)
  • Functional Communication Training using image2talk app to reduce problem behaviour (Fiona Wilson)
  • How do adults with severe acquired communication difficulties make decisions about, and experience, the communication methods they use? (Helen Paterson)
  • International collaborations with Poland (Dorothy (Dot) Fraser)
  • My Isolation Bubble (Linda Page)
  • Partnership Working with Health and Social Services in developing a Pathway to AAC and Technology (Sandra Miller, Jane Donnelly and Iain Rowbotham)
  • Review of prevailing terminologies in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Simone Krüger, Gregor Renner, Ana Paula Berberian, André José Ribeiro Guimarães)
  • ‘Sex, Drugs, Death and God’ – Chailey Heritage Tackles more AAC Tabboos (Helen Dunman)
  • Supporting parents/carers of young people who use AAC, using evidence-based workshops (Nicky Ford and Debbie Jans)
Vol 30 (2)Download
Apr 2016
  • AAC Lanarkshire – Promoting Public Awareness of AAC
  • Collaborative bid writing for AAC research (Liz Moulam, Janice Murray and Simon Judge)
  • Evaluating and Monitoring a Communication Environment (Julia Hampson)
  • Getting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) into EHCP: Early days in England (Chris Sherlock, Kay Jones and Heather Hallett)
  • Language Learning for the Long Term (Hayley Power and Andrea McGuinness)
  • Shakespeare, Rap and AAC (Helen Dunman)
  • Teaching with Core Words: 7 Myths of Modeling (Jennifer Marden)
  • What’s happening in the 4 Nations regarding AAC funding for children and young people? (Bronagh Blaney, Teresa Noble, Janet Scott, Debbie Parry and Jessica Childs)
  • Will “More Therapy” Help? A Review of ‘Traditional’ and Naturalistic AAC Interventions (Tamsin Crothers)
  • Working with ‘My First Symbols’ for families and children with complex Communication Needs (Kate Holloway)
Vol 30 (1)Download
Nov 2015
  • A father writes about the event of his son’s investiture into the Scouts (Bob Sagoo)
  • A Multidisciplinary approach to AAC assessment (Andy Banns and Francesca Sephton)
  • AAC and curricular adaptations for a child in a mainstream school (Carme Rosell, Marc Coronas, Elvira Sancho, Emili Soro-Camats)
  • CM2015 National Conference: your feedback
  • Developing literacy support for students who have AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) needs and/or SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs) (Marion Stanton and Rosie Clark)
  • Interview with Brett Reynolds (Keynote Speaker CM2015 conference) (Catherine Harris)
  • It talks, texts and tweets – but is it interested in my day? (Peter Zein and Emily Gabrielle)
  • Listening to different voices in families (Deborah Pugh)
  • Mothers’ views of the communication skills of Maltese children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Marica Gatt)
  • My communication journey as an AAC user (Helen Quiller)
  • Open all hours – Scope’s online community (Emma Sterland)
Vol 29 (3)Download
Aug 2015
  • An Interview with Barry Smith by Catherine Harris, Chair of Trustees
  • Development of a suite of mobile applications to support communication and leisure pursuits for patients with acquired brain injury. (Marie Cox and Kevin Doherty)
  • Employment: An aspiration for those with Severe Communication Impairments? (Helen Whittle)
  • Improving Privacy in Communication Aids. (Jack Browne, MComp and Dr Peter O’Neill, PhD)
  • Our Journey with LAMP and Children with Autism. A study to develop criteria for assessment for use of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach with non-verbal children with Autism. (Helen Robinson and Kate Tole)
  • Review of AAC Stroke Cases to Identify Common Practice and Consider Outcomes. (Zoe Clarke and Marcus Friday)
  • The DART Project – Improving Assistive Technology Provision in Further Education. (Rohan Slaughter and Trevor Mobbs)
  • The Visual Support Project (VSP): an authority-wide training, accreditation and practical resource for education settings supporting inclusive practice. (Julie Baxter, Marion Rutherford, Sarah Holmes)
  • Using the ProxTalker to Make Communication More Tangible. (Jacqueline Sura, MS BCBA)
Vol 29 (2)Download
Apr 2015
  • A Model for Local AAC Services: The AAC Service for Adults in Gloucestershire (Katherine Broomfield & Louise Walters)
  • A Right to Communicate: A short film (Kirsty Paton, Louise Blackley, Julie McCracken & Helen Fletcher)
  • A Right to Speak: Development of an AAC resource pack for Forth Valley schools (David Fletcher)
  • Celebrations at Communication Matters (Ruth McMorran & Hilary Gardner)
  • Communication Training for Healthcare Assistants Supporting Young People with Complex Communication Needs (Cheryl Hanson)
  • Developing an Effective AAC Service Within the NHS and Education Settings (Helen Robinson & Shelagh Crossley)
  • Empowerment and Living Independently (Beth Moulam)
  • Putting the Unspoken Centre Stage (Kate Caryer)
  • Teaching with Core Words: Building Blocks for Communication and Curriculum (Jennifer Marden)
  • The Development of Specialised AAC Services in England: Update (Sally Chan)
Vol 29 (1)Download
Nov 2014
  • A New Approach to Communicating Through Touch: Tactile Signing for Sensory Learners (TaSSeLs) (Denise Charnock & Joe Woodall)
  • Arabic/English Symbol Dictionary: Early Challenges and Technological Opportunities (E A Draffan, Nawar Halabi, Mike Wald, Amal Idris, Amatullah Kadous & Aejaz Zahid)
  • Assistant University Tutor in Speech, Language and Communication (Scott Stack)
  • How a Range of AAC Methods have Supported Participation within Sense Scotland’s Service User Consultation Group (Tina Yu & Margaret MacKenzie)
  • Parent Power: Training and empowering communication partners to support high tech AAC users (Alison Webb)
  • Pictorial Communication: Making it Happen (Christine Fincham)
  • Positive Health in a Person Centred Way: No decision about me without me (Tina Seed & Linda Naveran)
  • Strategies in AAC Implementation: Parents’ and AAC Users’ Perspectives (Eliane Mackintosh)
  • Talking Mats and Families living with Dementia (Joan Murphy)
  • Testing the Validity and Inter-rater Reliability of the Therapy Outcome Measure for AAC (Sally Boa, Joan Murphy & Pamela Enderby)
  • The MND Association Wheelchair Project: The right chair at the right time (Christine Orr)
Vol 28 (3)Download
Aug 2014
  • AAC Support in Rett Syndrome (Sally-Ann Garrett & Hector Minto)
  • Communication Matters Online Survey (Tom Griffiths)
  • Connectedness (Beth Moulam & Emma Green)
  • Experimental Evaluation of SPEAKall! (Oliver Wendt)
  • Facilitated Communication: Asking the Appropriate Research Question (Marion Stanton)
  • HeadBanger: Tracking Head Position as a Controller (Matthew Oppenheim & Zak Sly)
  • Increasing the Communicative Opportunities for VOCA Use Through Staff/Parent Training (Tamzin Gribble, Dr Ruth Firth, Dr Allegra Cattani & Dr Lauren Carroll)
  • Outcome Measures in AAC (Sally Boa)
  • The Aphasia Software Finder (Sarah Woodward)
  • Using Kinect as an Engagement and Emerging Communication Tool for Low Functioning Pupils with Autism and SLD (Anthony Rhys)
  • What the Exam Boards Said (Marion Stanton)
Vol 28 (2)Download
Apr 2014
  • Communication in Natasha’s World (Julie Bello)
  • Connect to Control: How we can do the ‘bells and whistles’ (Rohan Slaughter)
  • Facilitating Participation in Children with Four-Limb Cerebral Palsy (Kerynne Thompson, Nicky Wood, Marian Nairac, Friedl Jansen van Vuuren & Rebecca Judge)
  • Motor Neurone Disease: A review of local service provision – What lessons can we learn? (Victoria Styles & Polly Wingate-Saul)
  • Practical Low-Tech/No Tech Approaches for Schoolchildren with Special Needs in Low-Resource Countries (Harvey Pressman)
  • Student Speech and Language Therapists using AAC in the Community (Amy Jayne Garnett)
  • The Development of Specialised AAC Services in England: Update (Sally Chan)
  • The Practicalities of Mapping AAC Services in England (Victoria Johnson & Simon Judge)
  • YouTube, Facebook, Twitter: The facilitation of readiness for high-tech AAC through computer access (Jodie Rogers)
Vol 28 (1)Download
Nov 2013
  • A Right to Speak: NHS Education for Scotland Update (Morag Ferguson & Susan Shandley)
  • Assessment of Functional Gaze Control Skills in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy (Samantha Wallis, Kate Edwards, Katherine Short, Tom Griffiths, Katie Price, Jenefer Sargent, Simon Judge, John Swettenham & Michael Clarke)
  • Communication Access: An Australian Journey (Hilary Johnson, Denise West, Barbara Solarsh, Hank Wyllie & Ron Morey)
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Local AAC Service that Transcends Boundaries (Tina Peck )
  • Media Representations of AAC Users: How do we want to be seen? (Kate Caryer)
  • Planning and Going to the Communication Matters Conference in Leeds (Barry Smith)
  • Quality of Communication Support for People with Severe or Profound Intellectual Disability and Complex Needs (Jill Bradshaw, Julie Beadle-Brown, Jennifer Beecham, Jim Mansell, Theresia Baumker, Jennifer Leigh, Rebecca Whelton & Lisa Richardson)
  • Raising Awareness of AAC by Training South Devon Police about Hate and Mate Crime (Scott Stack)
  • Three’s Company – An Experimental Proposal for AAC (Norman Alm)
  • What Are We Learning From Our Clients With Aphasia Who Use High-Tech AAC? (Karen Reed & Fiona Panthi)
Vol 27 (3)Download
Aug 2013
  • Creative and Fun Peer Interaction for Improving Access Skills with Head-mouse and Eye-gaze Technology (Bridget Love)
  • Fun and Core Words (Lorrie Clemie)
  • How I use the Internet and Social Media: Experiences of young people who use AAC (Amanda Hynan)
  • How Low-Tech AAC Can Support the Move to High-Tech AAC: A case study (Trudy Bore)
  • In Memory of Edna Nicol
  • Input Rate of Text with a Single Switch (Joris Verrips)
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP): A review of the evidence (Hayley Power & Andrea McGuinness
  • My Way to Language and Literacy (Beth Moulam)
  • Realistic and Supportive AAC Intervention for a Client with Cerebral Palsy (Fiona Panthi & Ladan Najafi)
  • Reduction of Self-Injury through the Introduction of The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Visual Supports (Louise Malkin)
  • Right to Speaking (Barry Smith)
  • Supporting Two Young Students with iPad/iPod Touch and AAC Apps (Anne Williams)
  • The Future of AAC Services in England: A framework for equitable and effective commissioning (Sally Chan, Judith de Ste Croix, Gary Derwent, Anna Reeves & Clive Thursfield)
  • Visual Timetables (Eliada Pampoulou Salowm & Chris Abbott)
Vol 27 (2)Download
Apr 2013
  • A Fifteen Year Old Girl’s Journey through LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) Intervention (Emily Williams & Danielle Aubrey)
  • A Literacy Based Pilot Study Using Boardmaker Studio and Talk for Writing (Kerry Vacara, Laila Emms & Caroline Oestreich)
  • A Swan Song (Cheryl Davies)
  • Ahooga with a Single Switch (Joris Verrips)
  • Alan Martin: A Tribute (Joan Ruddell)
  • Communication on the Move (Beth Moulam)
  • Integrating Access to Social Media into AAC Devices (Dave Hershberger)
  • Intensive Interaction: A pilot study (Natasha Lewis-Davidson, Mary Chaloner & Laila Emms)
  • It’s Never Too Late to Make it Personal: Creative communication at the end of life (Kate Burns)
  • Language Development Using a Multi-modality Communication Strategy for a Child with Intellectual Disabilities (Elvira Sancho, Marc Coronas, Carme Rosell & Emili Soro-Camats)
  • Now What? The Competent AAC User Who Doesn’t Want to Talk (Nicola Kimmance, Marian Nairac & Nicole Tumber)
  • Sex, Drugs and AAC (Helen Dunman)
Vol 27 (1)Download
Nov 2012
  • A Collaborative Approach to Communication Support in a Hospital Environment (Laila Emms)
  • AAC for Use in a Sailing Boat (Tom Hole)
  • Arthur’s AAC Journey: Case study showing how non-VOCA technology and mounting influences VOCA use (Marc Viera & Gerard Cullen)
  • Communication Difficulties and Talking Mats: The advantages and disadvantages of an on-line training course (Joan Murphy, Lois Cameron & Anne Reid)
  • Creative Speech Technology (Alistair Edwards & Chris Newell)
  • Eight Years Self-Employed: If I knew then, what I know now… (Alan Martin)
  • Elklan AAC Training Package (Andrea Kirton)
  • ISAAC 2012 Conference: Our World (Beth Moulam)
  • MND Review of Communication Aids Provision and Introduction to MND AAC Care Pathway (Catherine Harris)
  • Symbol Vocabulary Needed for Talking about Abuse (Janet Larcher)
  • Using PODD Books: How effective are they in a busy classroom? (Alli Gaskin)
  • When feelings get too much: Athetoid cerebral palsy, emotions and AAC (Katie Caryer & Christine Sherlock)
Vol 26 (3)Download
Aug 2012
  • AAC in Northamptonshire: Involving parents (Clare Pearce & Deborah Pugh)
  • GOAL! Creating a Resource to Facilitate Client Input to Goal Setting (Julie Atkinson, Claire Hayward, Julie Sheridan & Ruth Williams)
  • Group Work to Promote Communication and Literacy (Anne Emerson & Sarah Riley)
  • How Was School Today…? In the Wild: Using a mobile phone to support data collection for automatic narrative generation (Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Ehud Reiter & Nava Tintarev)
  • Making the Transition from Paper Based Symbol Resources to Interactive Teaching Resources (Laila Emms)
  • My Communication Story From 1981 to 2012 (Barry Smith)
  • Narrative Use in the Care Environment (Suzanne Prior, Annalu Waller, Rolf Black & Thilo Kroll)
  • PECS with Older Students and Adults? (Nikky Steiner & Sarah Upton)
  • Possible New Ways of Scanning for Switch Users (Joris Verrips)
  • Starting from Scratch: Setting up an AAC assessment service for children in Cornwall (Alison Webb)
  • Telling Stories: The communicative roles played by a natural speaker and an aided speaker during narrative interaction (Pippa Bailey & Karen Bunning)
  • Work experience with Sharon Hodgson MP and Sarah Teather MP (Nadia Clarke)
  • Your Thoughts, Your Ideas, Your Life: A Service user conference (Oliver Lee & Christine Griffiths)
Vol 26 (2)Download
Apr 2012
  • An AAC Bereavement Resource (Tamzin Gribble, Leonie van Wijk, Valerie Sardella & Caroline Hodgson)
  • An Audit of AAC in a Special Needs School (Sally Mills)
  • I wish they could stay more than an hour (Christine Sherlock, Rosemary Patterson, Esther Baston & Rachel Sedgwick)
  • Information – Need it, but can’t read it: The use of Computer Aided Information (Warren Oldreive & Mary Waight)
  • Language Development and Literacy and the Role of Symbols (Damhnait Ní Mhurchú)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Communicating Using a Communication Aid (Robert Holmes)
  • Service Delivery: The perspectives of a speech and language therapist and a client (Barry Smith & Linda Page)
  • The Aphasia Software Finder (Sarah Woodward)
  • The Chailey Communication System: Twenty years on (Alison Eccles, Rachel Pennell & Julie Tilbury)
  • The Research Journey: Developing an online AAC evidence base (Janice Murray, Michelle Beech, Alan Martin & Katie Holmes)
  • Using ‘Tacpac’ with PMLD Adults in a Social Care Setting (Paula Hellal)
  • You can do it! Setting up a local 1Voice branch (Julie Atkinson, Esther Baston, Brian Baston, Gemma Eardley, Paul Fisher, Richard Miles, Helen Quiller & Ellie Taylor)
  • You Matter: Bringing together parents of children who use AAC and their supporting professionals (Clare Latham & Amanda Bousaki)
Vol 26 (1)Download
Nov 2011
  • AAC Awareness Raising Events: National Year of Communication (Sally Chan)
  • Developing Narrative Skills, Communication & Literacy using Symbol Supported Text and Transferring to SymWriter (Justin Drew)
  • Have you seen my new mobile phone? Merging AAC with mobile telephony (Simon Stevens)
  • How I use the internet and social media: Findings from a pilot investigation with an AAC user (Amanda Hynan)
  • I’ll be Asking the Questions: National Year of Communication (Anna Reeves)
  • Launch of User-led Consultancy: How adults with learning disabilities can train others effectively using a range of communication strategies (Celia Harding, Julie Hickin, Saboohi Bukhari & Kirsty Harrison)
  • Overcoming Patient-Provider Communication Breakdowns in Health Care Settings (Sarah W. Blackstone & Harvey Pressman)
  • Sitting GCSEs: A personal perspective (Beth Moulam)
  • The Highs And Lows of Running An AAC Service for Adults with Learning/Physical Disabilities (Cheryl Davies)
  • Vital Voices: Using Digital Stories to increase participation for people who use AAC (Deborah Jans & Barbara Mathieson)
  • Why Increased Sign and Symbol Use in Severe Learning and Language Disability Schools Promotes Language (Elizabeth Beattie)
Vol 25 (3)Download
Aug 2011
  • AAC and ASD – Making it Visual (Jane Bache)
  • Communication Effectiveness using AAC (Deborah Jans)
  • Development of an Accessible Receptive Language Assessment (Andrea Kirton, Zoë Clarke & Marcus Friday)
  • Evolving AAC and Assistive Technology Provision during Neuro-rehabilitation for Locked-in Syndrome (Jane Bache)
  • Hello Events in Bristol and London
  • Not a Bandage: Advocating AAC assessment in aphasia (Euan Robertson & Holly Schneider)
  • Teaching Pointing for Communication (Anne Emerson & Jackie Dearden)
  • The Callup DVD: Experiences of a support group (Anita Williams)
  • Treloar Vocabulary: A project to meet the AAC needs of teenagers and young adults (Caroline Weighton & Sarah Dodd)
Vol 25 (2)Download
Apr 2011
  • AAC and ASD – Making it Visual (Jane Bache)
  • Communication Effectiveness using AAC (Deborah Jans)
  • Development of an Accessible Receptive Language Assessment (Andrea Kirton, Zoë Clarke & Marcus Friday)
  • Evolving AAC and Assistive Technology Provision during Neuro-rehabilitation for Locked-in Syndrome (Jane Bache)
  • Hello Events in Bristol and London
  • Not a Bandage: Advocating AAC assessment in aphasia (Euan Robertson & Holly Schneider)
  • Teaching Pointing for Communication (Anne Emerson & Jackie Dearden)
  • The Callup DVD: Experiences of a support group (Anita Williams)
  • Treloar Vocabulary: A project to meet the AAC needs of teenagers and young adults (Caroline Weighton & Sarah Dodd)
Vol 25 (1)Download
Nov 2010
  • AAC and Autism: How are people really using voice output communication aids? (Andrea McGuinness & Lisa Farrand)
  • Across the Board: Community AAC support (Jason Tutin)
  • An Evaluation of the Development of a Specialist County-wide Augmentative and Alternative Communication Service (Heather Bovingdon & Christine Cotterill)
  • Communication About Emotion Matters: Developing an Emotional Voice (Claire Murray)
  • Early Intervention: What happened to ‘wait and see’? (Helen Dixon)
  • Engineering the Environment with Story, Drama, and Music (Chris Roberts & Sue Rowney)
  • Talk to me as a teenage girl: An anthropological study of identity and lifeworlds with teenage AAC users (Mary Wickenden)
  • Telling Stories: A Pilot Study investigating the key features of AAC speakers’ fictional narrative interaction (Pippa Bailey & Karen Bunning)
  • The Pixon Project: Implementing an AAC Language Development Curriculum (Gail M. Van Tatenhove)
  • The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth – Labelled? (Beth Moulam)
Vol 24 (3)Download
Aug 2010
  • A Journey with AAC (Julie Bello)
  • Communication: It does help to talk (Hannah Rogers)
  • Exploring Multiple Factors Affecting Participation Outcomes for Children with Communication Aids (Tom Griffiths, Michael Clarke, K V Petrides, C Newton, Katie Price & Andrew Lysley)
  • Exploring the Use of Graphic Symbols: An introduction to two pieces of recent postgraduate research (Louise Greenstock & Eliada Pampoulou)
  • Facilitated Communication: The current ‘state of play’ (Anne Emerson & Andrew Grayson)
  • Life Mapping, Transition Planning and Communicating (Terry Gibson & Michael Reed)
  • Sing Up: Helping children find their singing voice! (Doug Bott & Sally Chan)
  • What Do Users Really Want From Communication Aids? An introduction to the D4D AAC project (Gill Townend & Simon Judge)
Vol 24 (2)Download
Apr 2010
  • 1Voice Role Models and Holistic Support (Katie Clarke)
  • Capturing the Code: Making high street toys and home appliances accessible (Sally Chan)
  • Head Switches to Eye Gaze: A bumpy journey! (Ruth McMorran)
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability Communication Project: Final evaluation (Steven Bloch & Jane Maxim)
  • One Symbol Language for All Children: The Newcastle Symbol Project (Philippa Robinson & Mary Lavender)
  • Supporting Children Who Use AAC to Talk About Bereavement or Loss (Shelagh Crossley)
  • The Lancasterian Pupils’ Press: Developing a symbolised newspaper (Alli Gaskin)
  • The National AAC Coordinator for England Anna Reeves (interviewed by Dithe Fisher)
  • The Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmented Communicators (Peter Zein)
  • Visiting Alien Planets: Taking AAC outside of the usual environments (Sophie Scott)
Vol 24 (1)Download
Nov 2009
  • AAC Funding: The Current Situation (Alexis Egerton)
  • Can we provide the bells and whistles? Supporting PC-based VOCAs and accessible computers (Liz Howarth & Rohan Slaughter)
  • Dreaming of a Work-Life Balance (Melinda Smith)
  • How Fast the World of Communication Aids Moves On (Barry Smith)
  • Spreading the Word(s) (Axel Böhm & Julie Atkinson)
  • The Multi-Modal Nature of Communication Between Natural Speakers and Aided Speakers: A Pilot Study (Pippa Bailey)
  • Using Switches With Pre-school Children (Celia Harding)
Vol 23 (3)Download
Aug 2009
  • Research and Beyond: A Study of Two Graphic Symbol Teaching Methods (Laila Emms)
  • Setting up AAC Services in Emerging AAC Areas (Prue Fuller, Caroline Gray, Anne Warrick, Sarah Blackstone & Harvey Pressman)
  • Skype Network for Communication Aid Users (Matthew Harrison & Zoë Robertson)
  • Talk to the Hand! Age Appropriate Communication Activities (Andrea Kirton & Zoë Robertson)
  • Teaming Up to Take Switch Use from Cause and Effect to Communication (Sandra Thistlethwaite)
  • The West Midlands AAC Care Pathway: An Update (Julie Atkinson, Victoria Lundie & Helen Whittle)
Vol 23 (2)Download
Apr 2009
  • An AAC Challenge: What happens when the shoe is on the professional foot? (Katrina Moore & Lucy Dobson)
  • Can People with Aphasia Use High-Tech AAC? (Tracy Phillips)
  • I Communicate with Blissymbols (Peter Zein)
  • My Communication Story (Kate North)
  • Smoothing Transition From Special School To Adult Services For Young People Using AAC (Julie Gray)
  • Supporting Communication Aid Users in the Transition from Paediatric to Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services in Oxfordshire (Lucy Domoney & Tracy Phillips)
  • The Experience of Providing Rehabilitation for Patients with Locked-in Syndrome Through the Use of Communication Aids (D Nianiou, K Hastie, L Maendl & A Jordan)
  • The Road to Independence (Dan Stanton)
Vol 23 (1)Download
Nov 2008
  • A Brilliant Evening at Downing Street (Liz Moulam)
  • Children Without A Voice (Dawn Davies)
  • From Autumn to Autumn (Terry Gibson & Michael Reed)
  • Give Me A Choice! (Catherine Harris)
  • Kingsley Communication (Kevin Latham)
  • Supporting Children Who Use AAC in Mainstream Education (Daisy Clay)
  • The ISAAC 2008 Conference (Liz Moulam, Joan Murphy, Sandra Hartley & Beth Moulam)
  • Travels with My Laptop (Sarah Ezekiel)
  • What Dance Means to Me (Alan Martin)
Vol 22 (3)Download
Aug 2008
  • AAC City & Guilds Course: From Qualification to Therapy Tool (Mary Lass & Trudy Bore)
  • AAC for Communication and Expression (Daisy Clay)
  • Developing an ICT/AAC Outreach Service (Judith Pilkington & Dot Reeves)
  • Disambiguation (Predictive Texting) for AAC (Simon Judge & Mark Landeryou)
  • Improving Communication Systems with Data Analysis: Methods, Approaches and Privacy (Barney Hawes)
  • Journey to Independence and Equality (Simon Wilson)
  • Teaming Models and Processes at a Specialist FE College (Alison Lawrence & Catherine Maunder)
  • The Participation in Education Project: I want to choose too! (Debby Watson & Anthony Feiler)
Vol 22 (2)Download
Apr 2008
  • A Survey of AAC Need in a Children’s Hospital (Chris Sherlock)
  • AAC – More Than Just Speech Therapy (Karen Sheffield & Helen Millward)
  • Communication Matters’ Submission to the Bercow Review (Liz Moulam)
  • Identity in Teenagers who use AAC (Mary Wickenden)
  • Keeping Pace with (Assistive) Technology (Steven Bloch, Michael Clarke & Ann Gresswell)
  • Listen to Me – 1Voice DVD (Katie Clarke)
  • Party Time: A Party for Youngsters who use AAC (Pamela Cornwallis & Dithe Fisher)
  • Talking Mats and Dementia (Joan Murphy, Cindy M Gray & Sylvia Cox)
  • Tamsin Starts to Talk (Clare Latham)
  • The Politics of High-Tech AAC in England and Wales (Marc Bush & Ruth Scott)
  • The Possible Role of the Speech and Language Therapist in Facilitating Successful Vocational Participation for People who use AAC (Vicki Allan)
Vol 22 (1)Download
Nov 2007
  • 1Voice Teenagers’ DVD Project (Terry Gibson)
  • 20 Rules to DISCOVERY (Tony Jones)
  • Do Utterances from a VOCA Receive the Same Respect as Spoken Language? (Claire Forster & Katie Caryer)
  • ISAAC International AAC Awareness Month
  • Seashell Speak and Sign (Jackie Barker & Fil McIntyre)
  • Teaching Emerging Literacy Using a VOCA (Sian Baker)
  • The Communication Matters Leadership Project (Toby Hewson, Peter Zein & Liz Moulam)
  • The Pupil’s Press: An overview of the development of a symbolised newspaper (Alli Gaskin & Helen Bell)
  • Using an Eye-Gaze System with Two Primary School Pupils with Severe Accessing Difficulties (Hannah Curry & Sarah Woodward)
  • What’s Your Name? A Case Study (Zoë Robertson & Simon Judge)
Vol 21 (3)Download
Aug 2007
  • Augmentative Communication for Children with Autism: What do we Know? – Study Day Report (Sally Conner)
  • Bliss Symbols Communication (Sally Millar)
  • Communicate with Confidence – Conference Report (Janet Scott)
  • Establishing a Computer and Communication Class for People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (Julie Wright & Catherine Wilson)
  • Improving the Speed of Real-Time Language Generation in AAC (Tony Jones)
  • Making Waves: Communication and Swimming! (Ann Gresswell & Emilie Leeks)
  • Setting up an AAC Assessment Service (Sally Chan)
  • Supporting Children’s Access to the Curriculum in Mainstream Schools Using Low-tech Communication Boards (Amanda Bousaki)
  • Taking Control: Environmental Control Technology Project (Jenny Boyd)
  • The Development of the Use of Signalong in an Inclusive Borough: The Newham Experience (Rosie Dickens & Janine Walters)
  • Update from Romania (Dorothy Fraser)
Vol 21 (2)Download
Apr 2007
  • 1Voice Wins National Awards (Katie Clarke)
  • Beyond The Symbol Chart: Chatbooks & Want Cards (Alison MacDonald & Mary Siggs)
  • Communication Aids Funding (Peter Zein & David Weatherburn)
  • Communication in Romania: A Two-way Process (Dorothy Fraser)
  • Evaluation of Joke-Creation Software with Children with Complex Communication Needs (Rolf Black, Annalu Waller, Graeme Ritchie, Helen Pain & Ruli Manurung)
  • I want this one! Decision-making for Trial Loan of Communication Aids (Gillian Townend)
  • Policy for the Provision of Communication Aids in England (Alexis Egerton)
  • Role Models: Who Needs ’em? (Kathy Claxton & Tamsin Crothers)
  • Sheffield AAC Project for Children in Mainstream with Severe Speech and Language Impairment (Liz Holmes, Alison Mackenzie & Wendy Wellington)
Vol 21 (1)Download
Nov 2006
  • A Grand Day Out – 1Voice National Network Day (Katie Clarke)
  • AAC and Self Identity (Meredith Allan)
  • Acting, Attitudes and AAC (Alan Martin)
  • Bowls, Banter, Bocchia and Social Events for Everyone (Claire Forster & Helen Dixon)
  • BT ChildLine Awards (Toby Hewson & Beth Moulam)
  • Celebrating 21 Years of Communication Matters (Janet Scott)
  • Communicating Together at ISAAC 2006 (Alan McGregor)
  • Developing and Using Signing (Ann Miles & Rachel Key)
  • Making Friends at ISAAC 2006 (Beth Moulam)
  • Nice Warm Socks – Songs for everyone to sing (Shan Graebe)
  • Tacpac
  • The Semantic Organisation Patterns of Adults with Learning Disabilities: Implications for People who use AAC (Catriona Bennie)
  • What Evidence do We Have for Best Practice? Thoughts from typical and aided models of language development (Janice Murray & Juliet Goldbart)
  • What is the Impact of Access to High-Tech Communication Aids on Children with Autism? (Rebecca Checkley & Alli Gaskin)
Vol 20 (3)Download
Aug 2006
  • Blissymbols and Manual Signing — A Combined Approach (Alison MacDonald)
  • Building Bridges to Effective Communication Conference 2006 (Anna Rourke)
  • Developing and Using a Communication Book with Eye Pointing Children (Clare Latham & Katharine Buckley)
  • Fun at Saxon Wood School (Jane MacKenzie)
  • Identifying, Recording and Measuring Outcomes — A Pilot Project (Judith de Ste Croix & Sally Chan)
  • Observation of Learning and Learning Style as an Assessment Technique in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Bruce R Baker)
  • Partner Assisted Communication Systems: Let me show you how I communicate (Julia Hampson)
  • Sharlene’s Speech (Sharlene Ferguson)
  • Standardising A Wheelchair Mounting Procedure: A Multi-Agency Approach (Alison Teague & Adrian Hibbert)
  • The Acute Hospital Experience for Adults with Complex Communication Needs (Joan Murphy & Lois Cameron)
  • VIVOCA: A Voice Input, Voice Output Communication Aid — What do communication aid users think? (Rebecca Palmer)
Vol 20 (2)Download
Apr 2006
  • AAC Strategies: Tools for Success Across Environments – Review of AAC Study Day (Kate Laws, Jo Weaver, Mike Sissions, Alison Galvin, Julie Tarn)
  • AAC Suppliers Update Feature
  • BETT 2006 & The Special Needs Fringe (Janet Larcher with Maggie Wagstaff)
  • Find A Voice: Celebrating 10 years of supporting people with communication needs (Joy Butcher)
  • Successful Literacy for Children with Severe Communication Difficulties – Review of AAC Study Day (Katie Clarke)
  • The Appropriate Use of PECS? (Ann Gresswell & Rachel Moore)
  • What Communication Matters means to me (Liz Moulam)
Vol 20 (1)Download
Nov 2005
  • A Symbol Book and Carry Bag for Students with Severe Learning Difficulties (Sheila Seal)
  • ARTS ATTAACK! (Pamela Cornwallis & Annie Kirkaldy)
  • Changing Attitudes Towards AAC by Taking a Whole School Approach (Yvonne Bennett)
  • Collaboration and Communication (Jannet A Wright)
  • Communication is what Matters to me (Rebecca Marriott)
  • OATS – Open-Source Assistive Technology Software (Andrew Lysley & Simon Judge)
  • Sarah’s Chin and Tonic (Sarah Ezekiel)
  • Starting a Business Using AAC (Alan Martin)
  • Transition from Specialist Residential College to Mainstream Further Education (Cheryl Davies)
Vol 19 (3)Download
Aug 2005
  • An AAC Service for Adults with Learning and/or Physical Disability (Cheryl Davies)
  • Assessing Young People with Complex Needs (Gillian Taylor, Ann Gresswell & Rachel Moore)
  • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders using VOCAs? (Alice Gallimore, Miranda MacAulay & Nikky Steiner)
  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Children with Little or No Expressive Language (Debi Taylor & Wendy Chatterley)
  • Evidence Based Practice and Language Activity Monitoring (Paul Harkness)
  • Home Insurance for Communication Aids (Sally Chan)
  • Moving Towards a Portable Total Communication System for a Mobile Day Service (Nicolas Ponte)
  • Multi-Level Tray Boards: Problems and Solutions (Hannah Curry)
  • My Life Book (Kate M.)
  • Role Models Working with Teenagers Using AAC (Katie Clarke)
Vol 19 (2)Download
Apr 2005
  • Communication on the Move (Melanie Inglis, Gwenda Jones, Kerry Hill & Chris Bradshaw)
  • Evaluation of the Communication Aids Project (CAP) – Report Summary (Dave Mitchell)
  • How are we doing? The Doncaster Communication Aid User Survey (Kevin Gosden)
  • Matching Person & Technology – Workshop Review (Matthew Nakonesky)
  • Minspeak in the 21st Century: A Language Development Model (Sian Baker)
  • MyLanguage StoryBags (Noreen Brown)
  • North Yorkshire Communication Aids Partnership – NYCAP (Ann Underwood)
  • Shut That Door! How Combining Environmental Controls and the National Curriculum can be a Huge Motivator (Debi Taylor)
  • Specialist Equipment Services for Disabled People – Report Summary (Emlyn Williams)
  • The Role Model Involvement Project (Katie Clarke)
  • Through My Eyes (Toby Hewson)
Vol 19 (1)Download
Nov 2004
  • Auditory Scanning: Using case studies to begin to develop ideas for appropriate levels and progression (Alison MacKenzie & Janet Hinchcliffe)
  • Cracking Constant Communication in the Classroom (Sian Baker & Judy Van der Walt)
  • Creating a Communication Environment (Jeanne Eames & Rosie Lakin)
  • Experiences at the 1Voice Family Network Day (Kate Williams)
  • Factors Influencing the Continued and Discontinued Use of Voice Output Communication Aids for People with Learning Disabilities (Rachel Baker, Tracy Carlson & Sarah Wharton)
  • From Big Mack to Big Mac & Fries (Claire Forster)
  • Interactive Storytelling: Multicultural Perspectives (Nevin Gouda & Keith Park)
  • Ispeek Visual Communication (Janet Dixon)
  • Sign On: Accessing Video Clips of Signs through Activating Symbols on the Computer (Angela Bailey & Marie Savill)
  • Symbols on the Web (Tina Detheridge)
  • The NHS Electronic Assistive Technology National Framework Agreement and Product Information Database (Alex Williams)
Vol 18 (3)Download
Aug 2004
  • AAC and the National Curriculum in Mainstream Schools (Kate Holloway)
  • AAC in a Large Rural County: A Holistic Approach (Katrina Moore & Kirsti Evans)
  • AAC Resources on the Internet (Allan Wilson)
  • CE Marking: The Basics (Dave Morgan)
  • Designing and Implementing the New ISAAC Website (Janet Larcher & Simon Churchill)
  • Progressing from Paper Towards Technology (Catherine Harris)
  • Role Model Training Course & The 1Voice National Network Day (Katie Clarke, Axel Bohm, Katie Caryer, Cheryl Davies, Toby Hewson, Alan Martin & Dawn Seals)
  • The Efficacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Towards Evidence-Based Practice – Impressions from some participants of this Study Day
  • What can we learn from drawing parallels between people who use AAC and people whose first language is not English? (Marianne Johnson)
Vol 18 (2)Download
Apr 2004
  • Barriers to AAC Implementation (Sally Chan)
  • Communication Aids and Access Options (Sue O’Brien & Jackie Ayre)
  • Fishnets, Blind Date and Braille Only Menus (Katie Caryer)
  • It’s My Book: Creating Ownership of a Communication Passport (Laura A Coakes, Tikkus Little & Lynne Drysdale)
  • Making Contact in the Workplace (Judith Lunn, John Todman, Portia File & Emma Coles)
  • 1Voice Family Weekend (Brigit, Ian & Jacqui)
  • Self-Employed Yet? Yes! (Alan Martin)
  • Talking Mats: A Focus Group Tool for People with Learning Disability (Lois Cameron, June Watson & Joan Murphy)
  • The Benefits of an Environmental Controlled Room in the AAC Curriculum (Rosie Lakin, Clare Vyse & Angie Wilkie)
  • The Use of Cost Effective Materials (Dave Burke)
Vol 18 (1)Download
Nov 2003
  • Extending the Bridge Between Cause/Effect and Scanning (Sally Conner)
  • Goal Setting for People with Communication Difficulties (Sally Boa & Lynn MacFadyen)
  • Great Expectations (Imogen Howarth)
  • Integrated Community Equipment Services (Eileen Grist & Sally Chan)
  • Integrating the CAP Model for the Provision of Communication Aids for Adults (Anna Rourke)
  • Making the Curriculum Work for People who use AAC (Jeanne Eames & Debi Taylor)
  • Mounting Issues (Eileen Grist & Alison Teague)
  • My Story … so far! (Louise Jones & Tanya Backhouse)
  • Symbol World (Tina Detheridge)
  • The Role Model Involvement Project (Katie Clarke)
Vol 17 (3)Download
Aug 2003
  • 1Voice Family Network Day (Faith Douthwaite)
  • Fun for All the Family! (Sally Millar and Allan Wilson)
  • InterAACtion: Strategies for Intentional and Unintentional Communicators (Marnie Cameron)
  • It’s not about you, it’s about me (Eddie Ashcroft)
  • Let Language Develop, Let People Develop (George Turner)
  • Music and AAC at Claremont School (Doug Bott)
  • Parents and Enablers Page (Terry Gibson)
  • The Communication Aids Project, CAP (Mick Thomas)
  • WordCore: Word-based Communication Software for the Vantage Communication Aid (Russell T. Cross)
Vol 17 (2)Download
Apr 2003
  • ICU-Talk: An AAC Device for Intubated Patients in Intensive Care (F MacAulay et al.)
  • Introducing a Lightwriter Communication Aid (Catherine Harris)
  • Switching to Communication (Tony Jones & Martyn Maltby)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2002 (Jessica Herbert, Laura Bird & Ben Gillard)
Vol 17 (1)Download
Nov 2002
  • Combining Literacy and Communication for Pupils who use AAC (Debi Taylor and Jeannie Eames)
  • Dynamic Minspeak! (Judy Robertson)
  • Employed, Self-Employed or Un-Employed? (Alan Martin)
  • Interactive Storytelling and AAC with People with High Support Needs (Alice Gallimore, Marie Savill and Keith Park)
  • My Experience as an AAC Role-Model for the 1Voice Family Weekend 2001 (Amanda Creely)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2002
  • The Secret Diary of an AAC User (Karl Parrish)
Vol 16 (3)Download
Aug 2002
  • AAC for All (Rachel Lanz, Beryl Jacobs & Chris Baker)
  • AAC for Fun: The Games Zone & Story Boxes (Linda Rees)
  • Care in the Community: A Personal Perspective (Scott Barbour)
  • Environmental Control for Communication Aid Users (Colin Geggie & Sue Clark)
  • Into Sally’s Drawers (Sally Conner)
  • Language of the Dance (Alan Martin)
  • Parent, Family and Carer Involvement in Speech and Language Therapy in Three Schools for Students with Severe Learning Difficulties (Heather Hallett, Kay Hemming & Catherine Scottow)
  • Technology Has Changed My Life (Dawn Seals)
  • Treloar School 32 Location Minspeak Application Program (Pam Stevenson and Annika Junghanns)
Vol 16 (2)Download
Apr 2002
  • AAC Service Developments: The West Sussex Experience (Steven Bloch & Sally Conner)
  • Auditory Scanning a Large Word List for Communication (Stephanie Brewster & Neil Gregory)
  • Communication Matters Small Grants Award
  • Motor Neurone Disease: AAC and Everyday Conversation (Joan Murphy & Steven Bloch)
  • Reading with Symbols at Frederick Holmes School (Nick Trapnell & Judith Chapman)
  • Snapshots of a Trip to India (Janet Scott)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2001
  • The Personal Touch (Mandy Brown & Joan Murphy)
  • Training in Conversational Quality for an AAC User (Audrey Syme & Alan Johnstone)
Vol 16 (1)Download
Nov 2001
  • AAC and Aphasia (Jackie Reeves & Susan Harris)
  • Feeling with Symbols (Helen Dixon)
  • How Technology has Influenced my Life (Stephen C.A. Lang, Award winner)
  • My Dream (Nicola Bush, Award winner)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2001 (Sophie McMullen, Misha Mistry, Philip Taylor, Wesley Trowell, Carmelle, Tor Class)
  • The Rebus Symbols Development Project (Helen Whittle & Tina Detheridge)
  • The Use of AAC as a Means of Supporting Patient Care in an Acute Setting (Karen Stovold & Janice Murray)
  • Why should ambulant children with severe speech and language disorders use VOCAs? (Liz Royall & Susan Hyde Wright)
Vol 15 (3)Download
Jul 2001
  • A Parent’s Perspective on Introducing a Hi-tech Communication Aid to her child (Debra Lissaman & Nicki Worth)
  • Can AAC promote communication and language in children with autism? (Imelda Reynolds)
  • Conversation Analysis and AAC: from Principle to Practice (Steven Bloch, Mike Clarke & Sarah Collins)
  • He doesn’t use his Talker much! (Olwen Jones)
  • Motivation and Acceptance Issues in the Provision of Assistive Technology to Adults with Severe Acquired Neuro-disability (Inge Berrie & Gary Derwent)
  • Rolling Drama and AAC Users (Ann Gresswell)
  • The Triple C: Checklist of Communication Competencies (Karen Bloomberg, Denise West & Hilary Johnson)
Vol 15 (2)Download
Mar 2001
  • Employment Using Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems (Anthony Robertson)
  • Getting Started with a Core Low Technology AAC Vocabulary (Judy Robertson)
  • Running AAC Groups on Themes at Primary and Secondary Level (Alison Mackenzie & Elizabeth Holmes)
  • The 1Voice Family Weekend (Katie Clarke & Tamsin Crothers)
  • The Use of AAC to Promote Inclusion in a Secondary School (Rosalind Bleach)
  • Useful Tips for Taking AAC Overseas (Caroline Gray)
  • Using the Principles of the ‘Hanen Programme for Parents’ with Clients for Developing Early AAC (Chris Sherlock)
  • Views of Young Adults at the Time of Transition (Lois Cameron & Joan Murphy)
  • Working in Partnership – Communication Book Workshops (Hannah Curry, Liz Parker & Sally Chan)
Vol 15 (1)Download
Nov 2000
  • A Language Independent Bliss to Sentence Translation System (Annalu Waller, Erwin Oosterhoorn & Peter Andreasen)
  • An Investigation of Developmental Trends in Speaking and Non-speaking Children: AAC Implications (Janice Murray)
  • Chat with Symbols (Jo Cremelie & Bart Noë)
  • Do Communication Aids Pose a Risk of Cross-infection? (Simon Churchill)
  • How Reliable is the Evidence? The Role of AAC in Legal Situations (Janet Scott)
  • Lightwriters: A New Way Forward (Kim Harris)
  • Speak for Yourself Campaign (James Ford & Jane Wink)
  • Survey and Analysis of the Provision of Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) in Two Regional Health Authorities (Donna Cowan & Alan Turner-Smith)
  • The CM Achievement Awards 2000 (Shaun Garlington, Siân Lewis, Leigh O’Donnell, Gabriel Santos, Shauna Sepede)
  • The Future is Mine (Scott Barbour, Award winner)
Vol 14 (3)Download
Jul 2000
  • Auditory Scanning: An Access Technique (Sally Townend)
  • Lord Mayor Treloar School: Discussion Group (Pam Stevenson)
  • Making the Curriculum Work for VOCAs: The Redway School Model (Clare Latham & Ann Miles)
  • Moon as a Route to Early Communication and Literacy for the Multi-disabled Visually Impaired Child (Caroline Knight & Denise Warren)
  • Owning the Problem, Owning the Solution (Lois Cameron)
  • Respite Review: Obtaining the Views of the Users (Linda Brown, Morag Dendy & Joan Murphy)
  • Speeding Up Your Switch Input (Paul Hawes & Paul Blenkhorn)
  • Success in AAC: Does Speech and Language Therapy Make a Difference? (Mike Clarke, Pam Wood,Katie Price & Helen McConachie)
  • Switching on to Stories (Tiffany Birch, Alice Cross, Margaret Dumble & Keith Park)
  • Two-Way Conversation Prediction (Andrew Judson, Ramanee Peiris & Annalu Waller)
  • Video as a Record of Achievement (Cheryl Davies)
Vol 14 (2)Download
Mar 2000
  • A Personal Perspective (Scott Wood)
  • AAC and Marden-Walker Syndrome (Loredana Lembo)
  • CATCHNET – Remote Support & Training (Andrew Lysley, David Colven & Mick Donegan)
  • Dances of Life (Bill Robins)
  • Fight for Your Rights (Alan Martin)
  • Life with Toby (Malini Chib)
  • Me and My Lightwriter (Abigail Patience)
  • Now I Can Say What My Brain is Thinking! (Nicola Bush)
  • Past, Present and Future (Simon Wilson)
  • Service Provision and Supply of Environmental Control Systems (Eileen Grist)
  • The CE Mark and Communication Aids (John Watts)
  • The Mere Oaks AAC Summer Groups (Lynn John & Tamsin Crothers)
  • Variety is the Spice of Life (Sue Clark)
  • Whose Needs Come First? (Alice Cross & Keith Park)
Vol 14 (1)Download
Nov 1999
  • AAC and the Over 65’s (Jackie Reeves)
  • Communicating in Good Health – Issues around motivation for communication for children with cerebral palsy (Katie Price)
  • Dynamic Screen Communication Systems – Part 1 (Sally Millar, Janet Larcher & Philippa Robinson)
  • Get on the FAST Track (Moira Mitchell)
  • Maintaining Communication for People with Motor Neurone Disease (Val Fitzgerald & Jackie Reeves)
  • Parkinson’s Disease and the Use of AAC – Looking for some evidence (Linda Armstrong, Deborah Jans & Alison MacDonald)
  • Some Tips on Starting the C&G Course in Effective AAC (Nicole Rappell)
  • Trials and Triumphs – Investigating the use of a portable communication aid with people with dysphasia (Paul Tippell et al)
Vol 13 (3)Download
Jul 1999
  • A Penfriend Club for Everyone (Eileen Ramchandran)
  • Chatterbox Day at Motherwell College (Tracy Canavan, Iain Smith & Stuart Devlin)
  • Enabling People with Motor Neurone Disease to Discuss their Quality of Life (Joan Murphy)
  • Purchasing Communication Aids for the UK National Health Service – The Role of NHS Supplies (Mike Ferguson)
  • Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties – Integrating Communication Technology into their Daily Environment (Deborah Jans)
  • Using Computers for AAC – A New Look at an Old Debate (Paul Hawes)
  • Whisper Voice Enhancement Aids (Dennis Netcott)
  • Will you help with Publishing a Book? (Prue Fuller, ISAAC President)
Vol 13 (2)Download
Dec 1998
  • AAC Device Review (Gillian Rumble, VOCAtion)
  • Accessing Technology (Margaret Bullock, Techess Ltd)
  • Cambridge Adaptive Communication (Barnaby Perks, CAC)
  • David and the DynaVox 2/2c (Allison James, Sunrise Medical Ltd)
  • EASIAIDS Ltd (Peter Coxhill)
  • Eclipse in the Land of the Simmer Dim: A Case Study (Sally Millar)
  • Helping People with Disabilities to benefit from Information Technology (Paul Hawes, AbilityNet)
  • Introducing the Freestyle: A Macintosh based AAC Device (Jamie Munro, Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd)
  • Mardis Communication Aid Systems (Karen Wilson, Mardis)
  • Minspeak: The Language for Communication (David Morris, Liberator Ltd)
  • Using a Communication Aid in Bed (Simon Churchill, Toby Churchill Ltd)
Vol 12 (3)Download
Aug 1998
  • A Pilgrim’s Progress (Denise Gubbay & Lindy van Creveld)
  • Access to Four Colours = 13 Activities (Jane MacKenzie)
  • Back into the broom cupboard? (Mike Clarke & Katie Price)
  • Balancing the Difference (Alison Futerman & Lorayne Hynd)
  • Funding Communication Aids (Emlyn Williams, Janet Keenan & Helen Whittle)
  • Helping People with Severe Communication Difficulties to Express their Views: A low-tech tool (Joan Murphy)
  • Supporting Apple Mac Switch Users in an Educational Context (Heather Jack)
  • The Chailey Communication System (Lisbeth Meek & Valerie Moffat)
Vol 12 (2)Download
May 1998
  • AAC Users’ Interaction with their Peers (Joan Murphy)
  • Changing Attitudes (Kate Ellis)
  • Integrated Wheelchair & AAC Device (Barnaby Perks)
  • Managing Change from Symbol to Text based Communication (Paul Hawes and Paul Blenkhorn)
  • Me and Research (Sylvia Grant)
  • Nadia Clarke, Young AAC User (Katie Clarke)
  • Peacocks, Picnics, Pools & Parties (Helen Dixon)
  • The Design and Implementation of an Equipment Management Database (Phil Gardiner)
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