Newsletter - June 2018

Hi there,

Welcome to the June newsletter! This month we have a special edition of the newsletter for you on AAC interventions.

Did you know that speechBITE has 479 references on AAC interventions? If you are interested in seeing more, go to the Advanced Search page and select AAC under the Type of Intervention drop down menu.

Listed below are some of the recent AAC research studies in this area.

Latest publications

Systematic Reviews

Lynch Y, McCleary M et al (2018). Instructional strategies used in direct AAC interventions with children to support graphic symbol learning: A systematic review.

Simacek J, Pennington B et al (2018). Aided AAC for people with severe to profound and multiple disabilities: A systematic review of interventions and treatment intensity.

Walker VL, Lyon KJ et al (2018). A systematic review of Functional Communication Training (FCT) interventions involving augmentative and alternative communication in school settings.

Morin KL, Ganz JB et al (2018). A systematic quality review of high-tech AAC interventions as an evidence-based practice.

Barbosa RTA, de Oliveira ASB et al (2018). Augmentative and alternative communication in children with Down’s syndrome: a systematic review. open access

Logan K, Iacono T et al (2017). A systematic review of research into aided AAC to increase social-communication functions in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Hong ER, Gong L-Y et al (2017). A meta-analysis of single-case research on the use of tablet-mediated interventions for persons with ASD.

Carruthers H, Astin F et al (2017). Which alternative communication methods are effective for voiceless patients in Intensive Care Units? A systematic review.

Holyfield C, Drager KDR et al (2017). Systematic review of AAC intervention research for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Russo MJ, Prodan V et al (2017). High-technology augmentative communication for adults with post-stroke aphasia: a systematic review.

Allen AA, Schlosser RW et al (2017). The effectiveness of aided augmented input techniques for persons with developmental disabilities: a systematic review.

Case Series

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S et al (2017). Technology-assisted language intervention for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing; a pilot study of augmentative and alternative communication for enhancing language development.

Single Case Design

Hemsley B, Palmer S et al (2018). Using Twitter to access the human right of communication for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). open access

Kaviani S, Samaei A et al (2018). Effects of multimodal communication program on patients with chronic aphasia: a single-subject A-B-A design study. open access

Biggs EE, Carter EW et al (2017). Efficacy of Peer Support Arrangements to Increase Peer Interaction and AAC Use.

Soto G, Clarke MT (2017). Effects of a Conversation-Based Intervention on the Linguistic Skills of Children with Motor Speech Disorders Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Schmidt-Naylor AC, Saunders KJ et al (2017). Developing the Alphabetic Principle to Aid Text-Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication Use by Adults With Low Speech Intelligibility and Intellectual Disabilities.

Happy Reading!

The speechBITE team

The University of Sydney

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