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Communication Matters, along with organisations involved in the delivery of the AAC Grants Programme, will be hosting four AAC Dissemination Seminars across England in April 2013, which have been arranged to raise awareness on the subject of Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) services. The seminars will aim to disseminate information from two key pieces of work: The […]
AAC Dissemination Seminars We are working with key partners on a series of joint dissemination events aimed primarily at commissioners and heads of specialist AAC services. These will take place in England, Scotland and Wales in April and May. Our partners are the DfE consortium leads in England, Susan Shandley from the ‘A Right to […]
AACknowledge website now live! “Wow, it is great! Love the information and accessibility.” “A terrific new AAC resource” “A great resource for anyone interested in AAC” The AACknowledge website went live on 10th December 2012 and as you can see we’ve already had some very positive feedback about it. The website was developed by Manchester Metropolitan University […]
AAC Evidence Base website Thank you to all the members of Communication Matters who took up our invitation to be involved in testing the AAC Evidence Base website in October. We had a brilliant response with over 50 people asking to participate, and received extensive feedback on the content and design of the site. The research […]
Teachers and lecturers – can you help with our research? The research team at the University of Sheffield has been gathering data about AAC services across the UK. The researchers need more information about how high-tech AAC is used and supported in educational settings. If you teach adults, young people or children in the UK […]
Can you help with our research? The researchers at the University of Sheffield have been busy travelling the UK over the last few months, holding meetings and interviews with specialist AAC services, practitioners, teachers, commissioners, AAC users and their communication partners. They have gathered significant and valuable data from these sources but would like to […]
The journal Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica will publish a second article from the systematic literature review in its next edition. The article reports a review of 65 papers that describe interventions using high tech AAC and evaluate their effectiveness. The abstract and the article are currently available online: http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=Ausgabe&Ausgabe=257033&ProduktNr=224177 ISAAC 2012 is a great opportunity to share our work […]
At the beginning of the research project, the University of Sheffield (working with an honorary researcher from Barnsley Hospital) conducted a systematic literature reviewof academic articles relating to high tech AAC published over a 10-year period. The first article on this work has been published in the most recent edition of the International Journal of Language & […]
Communication Matters had an exhibition stand at two of the Voice for Life events organised by Afasic in association with The Communication Trust. Katie Holmes, our Research Manager, also gave a presentation about the AAC Evidence Base project at both events. The events provided a good opportunity to talk to parents of children who use AAC and practitioners, and […]
Afasic England, in association with The Communication Trust, is running three Voice for Life training events in March. These free events are aimed at parents and carers, professionals and school groups. Communication Matters will be giving a presentation on the AAC Evidence Base project at the events in Leicester (15th March) and Stockton-on-Tees (22nd March), and we will also have an exhibition […]
We are anticipating that 2012 will be a busy and exciting year for the AAC Evidence Base project! The research team at the University of Sheffield and Barnsley Hospital are using questionnaires, interviews and focus groups to gather data about the need for AAC and about AAC service provision in the UK. We will be presenting at […]