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The AAC Evidence Base Research Project: Developing access for all to knowledge about AAC

Session 
8.4a
Research Stream
  • Katie Holmes
  • Janice Murray
  • Michelle Beech
Summary

Communication Matters  is leading a groundbreaking project that will produce fundamental evidence of the need for, and provision of, AAC which can be used to improve services across the UK. The project will create an online AAC Evidence Base which will make current knowledge about AAC available to all. Communication Matters’ research partners are: the University of Sheffield, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester Metropolitan University. The three-year project started in 2010 and is funded by The National Lottery through Big Lottery Fund.

In this session there will be an overview of the project and Manchester Metropolitan University will describe how they are developing the online AAC Evidence Base and demonstrate the prototype. In addition, they will introduce a single case study template for the collection of longitudinal cohort data. If you would like current knowledge about AAC to be available and accessible, please come to this session and give your feedback on the prototype.

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