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Issue Articles and Authors
Nov 2017
Vol 31(3)


  • 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)
Nov 2016
Vol 30(3)


  • 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)
Aug 2016
Vol 30(2)


  • 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)