You may have heard of The 2.6 Challenge which took place on 26th April 2020. This was a national virtual fundraising effort for various UK Charities after the cancellation of the London Marathon. Supporters were encouraged to take up the 2.6 Challenge and do any activity relating to a 2 and a 6 or 26. […]
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As all our events have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, we have decided to run a series of virtual events throughout October (for AAC Awareness Month) to help raise awareness of AAC and vital funds for the charity. The CM Sessions will have both academic and social elements and will be held […]
Thank you to Janet Scott for creating this lovely article in memory of Bruce Baker. Thank you to all who contributed their memories. A condensed version was published in the Communication Matters Journal (Vol 34, Issue 2) in August 2020 which you can read here, but you can access the full version below.
To all our members, past delegates, journal readers, website users, social media followers and friends, Please take a few minutes to read this important request. Thank you.
Want to know how AAC and EC services in England have been working with people who need AAC and/or Environmental control (EC) during the COVID-19 pandemic? Zoe Clarke (Chair of NHS England EC Advisory Group), Richard Cave (SLT at Compass in London who also works for the Motor Neurone Disease Association – MNDA) and Julie […]
Towards the end of last year, following the Communication Matters AAC Awards ceremony, an article was being worked on (with thanks to MEETinLEEDS & Ilk Agency) to highlight Laith Ritchie’s contribution to the AAC sector and his amazing achievements. We are really pleased to let you know that Laith’s piece has gone to print in […]
The following groups of people involved in AAC get together to share information about effective practices and current issues. AAC SIG Website: www.aacsig.org.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Oxford Meetings: 3 times a year at Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital London AAC CEN Website: https://webcollect.org.uk/aaclondon https://www.facebook.com/AACLondon Email: email@example.com Location: London Meetings: 3 times a year at various venues […]
Communication Matters is delighted to present our fourth AAC and Literacy Study Day. Our speakers will be addressing the literacy needs and the implementation of literacy instruction for children as well as older learners in both special and mainstream schools. Keynote Speaker: Maureen Donnelly – “Write On! Supporting AAC Users as Beginning Writers Today, Tomorrow, […]
Since the relaunch of our website, we’ve received several enquiries about the AACKnowledge site. In 2013, Communication Matters, in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University, launched the AACknowledge website: an online AAC evidence base that presented information on the latest research in AAC in a variety of accessible formats. The site was made possible by grant […]
Communication Matters has been successful in receiving a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver Level 1 Mentoring and Level 1 and/or Entry Level 3 in Personal & Social Development qualifications for AAC users over the next three years and to help set up local mentoring schemes. The qualifications consist of a variety […]
CM2020 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters 2020 International AAC Conference (13-15 September, University of Leeds). Again this year we will be using an online submission programme called Aventri. We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence-based practice which constituted improved […]
CM2019 International AAC Conference, 8-10 September 2019, University of Leeds Karen Erickson, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, a Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Yoder Distinguished Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. […]