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Issue Articles and Authors
Apr 2012
Vol 26(1)


  • An AAC Bereavement Resource (Tamzin Gribble, Leonie van Wijk, Valerie Sardella & Caroline Hodgson)
  • An Audit of AAC in a Special Needs School (Sally Mills)
  • I wish they could stay more than an hour (Christine Sherlock, Rosemary Patterson, Esther Baston & Rachel Sedgwick)
  • Information – Need it, but can't read it: The use of Computer Aided Information (Warren Oldreive & Mary Waight)
  • Language Development and Literacy and the Role of Symbols (Damhnait Ní Mhurchú)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Communicating Using a Communication Aid (Robert Holmes)
  • Service Delivery: The perspectives of a speech and language therapist and a client (Barry Smith & Linda Page)
  • The Aphasia Software Finder (Sarah Woodward)
  • The Chailey Communication System: Twenty years on (Alison Eccles, Rachel Pennell & Julie Tilbury)
  • The Research Journey: Developing an online AAC evidence base (Janice Murray, Michelle Beech, Alan Martin & Katie Holmes)
  • Using 'Tacpac' with PMLD Adults in a Social Care Setting (Paula Hellal)
  • You can do it! Setting up a local 1Voice branch (Julie Atkinson, Esther Baston, Brian Baston, Gemma Eardley, Paul Fisher, Richard Miles, Helen Quiller & Ellie Taylor)
  • You Matter: Bringing together parents of children who use AAC and their supporting professionals (Clare Latham & Amanda Bousaki)
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)