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Issue Articles and Authors
Nov 2011
Vol 25(3)


  • 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)
Aug 2011
Vol 25(2)


  • 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)
Apr 2011
Vol 25(1)


  • A Survey and Evaluation of the AAC Strategies used by School-aged Children with Learning Disabilities and their Parents’ Perceptions of their Needs (Alice Moody & Celia Harding)
  • Hanging Out with the Cool Guys! Making music as motivation for teenage AAC users (Caroline Knight & Jane Lynch)
  • It's Never too Late to Learn: Picture-think (Alan Martin & Janice Murray)
  • Measuring Outcomes (Janice Murray & Martine Smith)
  • Preparation and Practise: The key to success? (Nicola Hayton & Tracey Hadfield)
  • SCAMP: Specialist Communication Access Mobility Potential (Hilary Eggleston & Rachel Pennell)
  • The Intermediary Witness Scheme (Sally Chan)
  • TRAINS: Visual supports for communication, participation and independence (Dithe Fisher)
  • Voice Output Technology: Does it enhance communication in children with autism who use exchange-based communication? (Laila Emms)