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. 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, ...Read More Professionals’ decision-making in recommending communication aids in the UK: competing considerationsExisting research suggests the provision of communication aids for children with complex communication needs can have significant positive impacts on ...Read More Decision-making in communication aid recommendations in the UK: cultural and contextual influencersHigh-tech communication aids are one form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention offered to children following an assessment process ...Read More Appraising the quality of tools used to record patient-reported outcomes in users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): a systematic reviewPurpose People who have complex communication needs (CCN), and who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help them express ...Read More The language and communication attributes of graphic symbol communication aids – a systematic review and narrative synthesisBackground: Symbol communication aids are used by children with little or no intelligible speech as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication strategy ...Read More What’s important in AAC decision making for children? Evidence from a best–worst scaling surveyThe choice of which AAC device to provide for a child can have long lasting consequences, but little is known ...Read More Communication change in ALS: engaging people living with ALS and their partners in future researchOBJECTIVE: To involve people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (plwALS) in the scoping and identification of research priorities related to ...Read More A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthosesPurpose: Identify location and intensity of discomfort experienced by healthy participants wearing cervical orthoses. Method: Convenience sample of 34 healthy participants ...Read More Provision of powered communication aids in the United KingdomAAC service provision in the United Kingdom (UK) has evolved since the first service dedicated to the provision of communication ...Read More Local service provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and communication aids in EnglandBACKGROUND: Provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) interventions have been acknowledged to be highly variable in England and elsewhere ...Read More Communication aid requirements of intensive care unit patients with transient speech lossAlert and transiently nonvocal intensive care unit (ICU) patients are dependent on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Unfortunately, the literature ...Read More Evaluating a novel cervical orthosis, the Sheffield Support Snood, in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease with neck weaknessCurrent practice and guidelines recommend the use of neck orthoses for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to compensate for ...Read More 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 ...Read More 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 ...Read More 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 weaknessThis paper presents the Head-Up project, that aims to provide innovative head support to help improve posture, relieve pain and ...Read More Perceptions of the design of voice output communication aidsBackground: Voice output communication aids (VOCAs) are a key form of aided communication within the field of augmentative and alternative communication ...Read More 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 ...Read More 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 ...Read More 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 ...Read More Speech-driven environmental control systems – a qualitative analysis of users’ perceptionsPurpose. To explore users' experiences and perceptions of speech-driven environmental control systems (SPECS) as part of a larger project aiming to ...Read More This publication list is also available as a simple list.