The team has published a number of research publications listed below, as well as conference presentations. Publications are related to research projects as studying and evaluating our day to day work as an assistive technology team.

BMJ Open Journal

Finding the best fit: examining the decision-making of augmentative and alternative communication professionals in the UK using a discrete choice experiment.

Objectives Many children with varied disabilities, for example, cerebral palsy, autism, can benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. However, ...
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AAC Journal

Professionals’ decision-making in recommending communication aids in the UK: competing considerations

Existing research suggests the provision of communication aids for children with complex communication needs can have significant positive impacts on ...
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AAC Journal

Decision-making in communication aid recommendations in the UK: cultural and contextual influencers

High-tech communication aids are one form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention offered to children following an assessment process ...
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QoL Research Journal

Appraising the quality of tools used to record patient-reported outcomes in users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): a systematic review

Purpose People who have complex communication needs (CCN), and who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help them express ...
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Disability and Rehab Journal

The language and communication attributes of graphic symbol communication aids – a systematic review and narrative synthesis

Background: Symbol communication aids are used by children with little or no intelligible speech as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication strategy ...
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AAC Journal

What’s important in AAC decision making for children? Evidence from a best–worst scaling survey

The choice of which AAC device to provide for a child can have long lasting consequences, but little is known ...
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Disability and Rehab Journal

Communication change in ALS: engaging people living with ALS and their partners in future research

OBJECTIVE: To involve people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (plwALS) in the scoping and identification of research priorities related to ...
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Ergonomics Journal

A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses

Purpose: Identify location and intensity of discomfort experienced by healthy participants wearing cervical orthoses. Method: Convenience sample of 34 healthy participants ...
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AAC Journal

Provision of powered communication aids in the United Kingdom

AAC service provision in the United Kingdom (UK) has evolved since the first service dedicated to the provision of communication ...
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Technology and Disability Journal

Local service provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and communication aids in England

BACKGROUND: Provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) interventions have been acknowledged to be highly variable in England and elsewhere ...
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AAC Journal

Communication aid requirements of intensive care unit patients with transient speech loss

Alert and transiently nonvocal intensive care unit (ICU) patients are dependent on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Unfortunately, the literature ...
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ALS Journal

Evaluating a novel cervical orthosis, the Sheffield Support Snood, in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease with neck weakness

Current practice and guidelines recommend the use of neck orthoses for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to compensate for ...
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IJLCD

Prevalence of people who could benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in the UK: determining the need

 Background: Commissioners and providers require information relating to the number of people requiring a service in order to ensure provision ...
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JMET Journal

What is the potential for context aware communication aids?

Use of voice output communication aids (VOCAs) can be a very effective strategy to assist people with speech impairments in ...
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JMET Journal

Head-Up; An interdisciplinary, participatory and co-design process informing the development of a novel head and neck support for people living with progressive neck muscle weakness

This paper presents the Head-Up project, that aims to provide innovative head support to help improve posture, relieve pain and ...
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IJLCD

Perceptions of the design of voice output communication aids

Background: Voice output communication aids (VOCAs) are a key form of aided communication within the field of augmentative and alternative communication ...
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Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica Journal

Interventions Using High-Technology Communication Devices: A State of the Art Review

 Background/Aims: In the last 20 years the range of high-technology augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids has rapidly expanded. This review ...
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IJLCD

Barriers and facilitators to the use of high-technology augmentative and alternative communication devices: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis

 Background: There has been a rapid growth in recent years of available technologies for individuals with communication difficulties. Research in the ...
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Journal of AT

The limitations of speech control: perceptions of provision of speech‐driven environmental controls

 This study set out to collect data from assistive technology professionals about their provision of speech‐driven environmental control systems. This ...
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Disability and Rehab Journal

Speech-driven environmental control systems – a qualitative analysis of users’ perceptions

Purpose. To explore users' experiences and perceptions of speech-driven environmental control systems (SPECS) as part of a larger project aiming to ...
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