We have a portfolio of over one hundred research publications – all focusing on communication disability.
We are restricted by copyright limitations and therefore cannot send all of these to you but if you cannot find the publications through other sources then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a PDF of the ones which we are able to send you.
See a full list below:
Mackay, M and Matthews, R (2020) Can Scotland Be Brave? – Incorporating UNCRC Article 12 in Practice https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotland-brave-incorporating-uncrc-article-12-practice/
Murphy,J., Mischo,S., Thummel,I. & Erdelyi A (2018) Talking Mats:From Research to Practice
Unterstutzte Kommunijation 2018 (1) 48-53
Ewing,N & Murphy,J (2017) See what matters. Australian Journal of Dementia Care 6(5)25-27
Mackay,M & Murphy,J. (2017) Will anyone listen to us?: What matters to young people with complex and exceptional health needs and their families during health transitions. Communication Matters Journal 31(1) 23-25
Murphy,J & McKillop,J. (2017) I don’t enjoy food like I used to: The views of people with dementia about mealtimes. Communication Matters Journal 31(1) 27-29
Cameron,L & Matthews,R. (2017) More Than Pictures:Developing an accessible resource Tizard Learning Disability Review 22(2) 57-65
Murphy,J., Alexander,J., McLinton,A. (2016) Talking Mats: a model of communication training The Journal of Dementia Care 24(5) 22-25
Boa,S & Murphy,J (2015) Therapy Outcome Measures for AAC. RCSLT Bulletin September p.19
Cameron,L (2015) The thing is, we all have stories don’t we? Tizard Learning Disability Review 20(1) 37-40
Boa,S., Murphy,J., Enderby,P. (2014) Testing the validity and inter-rater reliability of the Therapy Outcome Measure for AAC Communication Matters Journal 28(3) 34-35
Murphy,J (2014) Talking Mats and Families Living with Dementia Communication Matters Journal 28(3) 23-25
Mackay, M & Devi, A (2014) Listening to the Learner Special Children (2014) 218:40-42
Place,M., Murphy,J., Duncan,EAS., Reid,JM. and Mercer,SW. (2014) A preliminary evaluation of the Visual CARE Measure for use by Allied Health Professionals with children and their parents. Journal of Child Health Care published online 28 October 2014
Murphy,J.,Cameron,L. and Boa,S (2013) Talking Mats: A Resource To Enhance Communication (second edition)
Murphy,J.,Mercer,SW.,Duncan, EAS, (2013) A pilot study to explore the feasibility, validity and reliability of a visual version of the CARE Measure. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 20(9) 460-465
Murphy,J., & Oliver,T.M. (2013) The use of Talking Mats to support people with dementia and their carers to make decisions together. Health & Social Care in the Community Health and Social Care in the Community 21(2) 171–180
Boa, S & Murphy, J. (2013) Outcomes Measures in AACA critical appraisal of existing methods of measuring outcomes in relation to Augmentative and Alternative Communication – Final Report
March 2013 Outcome Measures Final Report August 2013
Murphy J,Cameron L, Reid A. (2012) Communication Difficulties and Talking Mats: advantages and disadvantages of an on-line training course. Communication Matters 26 (3) 21-22
Place M, Murphy J, Reid J.(2012) Examining the usability and acceptability of the Paediatric CARE Measure within AHP services. Journal of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists 3 (2) 32-38
Murphy J, Place M and Gillespie A. (2012) Using Talking Mats to see each other’s point of view Speech and Language Therapy Bulletin June 20-21
Murphy J & Boa S. (2012) Using the WHO-ICF with Talking Mats as a goal setting tool. AAC Journal 28(1) 52-60
Murphy, J., & Oliver, T.M. (2011) Talking Mats and dementia. Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Spring 6
Oliver, T.M., Murphy, J., & Cox, S.(2011) ‘She can see how much I actually do!’ Talking Mats®: helping people with dementia and family carers to discuss managing daily living. Journal of Housing Care and Support 13(3) 27-35
Macer J (2011) Talking Mats:training for care home staff. Journal of Dementia Care 19 (1) 37- 39
Oliver, T.M., Murphy, J., & Cox, S. (2011) See what I think. Journal of Dementia Care 19 (1) 39
Murphy J. Gray C M, Cox S, van Achterberg T, Wyke S (2010) The effectiveness of the Talking Mats Framework with People with Dementia. Dementia : International Journal of Social research and Practice 9(4) 454-472
Oliver T, Murphy J, Cox, S ‘She can see how much I actually do!’ Talking Mats: helping people with dementia and family carers to discuss managing daily living. Housing, Care & Support 13(3) Sept 2010
Macer J, Fox P (2010) The use of a low-tech communication framework to facilitate annual GP health screening consultations: supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health needs to express their views. Learning Disability Practice 13(9) 22-24
Boa S & Murphy J (2010) The Scottish – Chinese Connection. Speech and Language Therapy Bulletin Oct. p16-17
Gillespie A, Murphy J & Place M (2010) Divergences of Perspective Between People With Aphasia and their Family Caregivers. Aphasiology 24(12)1559-1575
Cameron L, (2010) Yes we can: reflections on the Speech and Language Therapy profession in Kenya. Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Summer 19-21
Murphy J, Oliver T M & Cox S (2010) Talking Mats and involvement in decision making for people with dementia and family carers. Full Report Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Dinwoody D & Macer J (2010) Talking Mats for literacy target setting. LITERACY Today March 2010 15-16
Murphy J (2009) Talking Mats: A study of communication difficulties and the feasibility and effectiveness of a low-tech communication framework. (PhD Thesis) Pub.University of Stirling. ISBN 978-1-85769 244 0
Cameron L & Boa S (2009) Advocating partnership.Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Spring: 8-10
Cox S, Murphy J & Gray C M (2008) Communication and dementia: how effective is the Talking Mats approach? Journal of Dementia Care May/June 35-38
Bell D & Cameron L (2008) From Dare I say…? to I dare say: a case example illustrating the extension of the use of Talking Mats to people with learning disabilities who are able to speak but unwilling to do so. British Journal of Learning Disability 36: 122-127
Murphy J, Gray C M & Cox S (2008) Talking Mats and Dementia.Communication Matters Journal 22 (1) 42-43
Murphy J and Cameron L (2008)The Effectiveness of Talking Mats for People with Intellectual Disability British Journal of Learning Disability 36: 232-241
Murphy J, Gray C M & Cox S (2008) Talking Mats and Dementia RCSLT Bulletin 672: 20
Murphy J, Gray C M & Cox S (2007) The use of Talking Mats as a communication resource to improve communication and quality care for people with dementia. Journal of Housing, Care and Support 10(3)21-27
Murphy J, Gray C M & Cox S (2007) Talking Mats: The Effectiveness of a Low Technology Communication Framework to help People with Dementia a Express their Views. Journal of Assistive Technologies 1(2): 30-34
Murphy J, Gray C M & Cox S (2007) Communication and Dementia: Talking Mats – Helping People with Dementia to Express their Views. Full Report Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Cameron L and Murphy J (2006) Obtaining consent to participate in research:the issues involved in including people with a range of learning and communication disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disability 35: 113-120
Murphy J & Cameron L (2006)The Acute Hospital Experience for Adults with Complex Communication Needs Communication Matters Journal 20(2): 7-11
Bornman J and Murphy J (2006) Using the ICF in goal setting:clinical application using Talking Mats. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 1(3):145-154
Murphy J (2006) Perceptions of communication between people with communication disability and general practice staff.Health Expectations 9:1-12
Murphy J (2005) Enabling people with Aphasia to discuss quality of life. Stroke: therapy and rehabilitation: Quay Books p135-145
Murphy J & Cameron L (2005) Talking Mats: A Resource to Enhance Communication. Pub.University of Stirling. ISBN 1 85769 2144
Boa S (2005) ‘You will know when it feels right’ Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Autumn:27-28
Murphy J (2004) Enabling Frail Older People with a Communication Difficulty to Express their Views: the use of Talking Mats™ as an interview tool. Health and Social Care in the Community 13 (2): 95-107
Murphy J (2004) I prefer contact this close: perceptions of AAC by people with MND and their communication partners. AAC Journal 20(4) 259-271
Murphy J (2004) Communication strategies of people with ALS and their partners.ALS and other motor neuron disorders 5 (2) 121 – 126
Tester S, Hubbard G, Downs M, McDonald C and Murphy J (2004) . In ‘Frailty and Institutional Life’ A, Walker & C, Hagan Hennessy (Eds.) Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age Open University Press p209 – 225
Cameron L, Watson J and Murphy (2004) Talking Mats: A focus group tool for people with learning disability. Communication Matters 18 (1) 33-35
Tester S, Hubbard G, Downs M, McDonald C and Murphy J (2004) What does quality of life mean for frail residents?. Nursing and Residential Care 6 (2) 89-92
Boa S and MacFadyen L (2003) Goal Setting for People with Communication Difficulties.Communication Matters 17 (3) 31-33
Boa, S and Murphy, J (2003) Talking Mats™- An overview of current developments. Communicating with pictures and symbols – Augmentative Communication in Practice Study Day 2003: 43-45
Murphy, J ,McCallan S and Aitken J (2003) Helping People make decisions about PEG feeding. RCSLT Bulletin 618:10-11
Bell, D and Cameron, L (2003) The assessment of the sexual knowledge of a person with a severe learning disability and a severe communication disorder. British Journal of Learning Disability 31:123-129
Watson, J, Cameron, L and Murphy J (2003) Don’t just make the font bigger: Talking Mats™- a tool for improving consultation with people with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice 6(7):20-23
Murphy, J (2002) A Focus on Social Issues: A Response to Balandin. Advances in Speech Language Pathology 4(2):123-127.
Cameron, L and Murphy, J (2002) Enabling young people with a learning disability to make choices at a time of transition, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 30:105-112.
Brown, M and Murphy, J (2002) The Personal Touch. Communication Matters Journal 16 (1): 2
Murphy, J and Bloch, S (2002) Motor Neurone Disease: AAC and Everyday Conversation. Communication Matters Journal 16 (1):3-7
Murphy, J. and Cameron, L. (2002) Let your Mats do the Talking. Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Spring 2002 :18-20
Cameron, L. and Murphy, J. (2001) Views of young adults at the time of transition.Communication Matters Journal 15 (1): 31-32.
Murphy, J. (2000) Enabling people with aphasia to discuss quality of life.British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 7 (11): 454-457.
Brown, L, Dendy, M and Murphy, J. (2000) Respite Review: Obtaining the Views of the Users. Communication Matters Journal, 14 (2 25-26.
Murphy, J. & Scott, J. (2000) Don’t Hang Up. Augmentative Communication in Practice 2000, 16-17.
Murphy, J. (1999). Enabling People with Motor Neurone Disease to Discuss their Quality of Life.Communication Matters Journal 13 (2) 2-6.
Murphy, J. (1999). Don’t hang up: use of the telephone by people with communication difficulties. Nursing Standard, 13(42), 33-36.
Murphy, J. (1998). Augmenting and altering AAC use. RCSLT Bulletin. Issue 560, 13-14.
Murphy, J. (1998) Telephone use by people with communication difficulties.Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland. Call Centre.
Murphy, J. (1998). Talking Mats: Speech and language research in practice.Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, Autumn 1998, 11-14.
Murphy, J. (1998). Helping people with severe communication difficulties to express their views: a low tech tool.Communication Matters Journal, 12(2), 9-11.
Murphy, J.(1998). AAC users’ interaction with their peers.Communication Matters Journal 12(1), 27-29.
Collins, S., Lester-Cribb, M. and Murphy, J. (1997). Posters: putting research into practice. Communication Matters Journal 11(1), 13-17.
Murphy, J. (1997). Direct work with adults who use AAC: Comparison of Attitudes and Activities of Speech and Language Therapists and Non-Speech and Language Therapists AAC Journal 13, 1-7.
Collins, S., Markova, I. & Murphy, J. (1997).Bringing conversations to a close: the management of closings in interactions between AAC users and ‘natural’ speakers.Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 11, (6), 467-493.
McCall, F., Markova, I., Murphy, J., Moodie, E. & Collins, S. (1997). Perspectives on AAC systems by the users and by their partners.European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 32, 235-256.
Collins, S., Lester-Cribb, M. & Murphy, J. (1997). Posters: putting research into practice. Communication Matters Journal 11 (1), 13-17.
Murphy, J. (1997). Direct work with adults who use AAC: Comparison of Attitudes and Activities of Speech and Language Therapists and Non-Speech and Language Therapists. AAC Journal 13, 1-7.
Murphy, J. (1996). Training in AAC.Paper in proceedings of ISAAC International Conference, Vancouver, August 1996.
Murphy, J. (1996). Direct AAC work in practice. Communication Matters Journal 10 (1), 5-9.
Murphy, J., Markova, I., Collins,S. &Moodie, E. (1996). AAC Systems: Obstacles to Effective Use. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 31, 31-44.
Cameron, L. & Murphy, J. (1996). Skill sharing: training in the use of low tech communication systems. Human Communication, 5 (2), 18-19.
Lester-Cribb, M., McCall, F. and Murphy, J. (1995).Some Thoughts on the Relationship between Speech and Language Therapy and Clients’ Everyday Environments. Communication Matters Journal 9 (2), 6-12.
Murphy, J., Markova, I., Collins, S., McCall, F. and Moodie, E. (1995).The Role of the Communication Partner in AAC.In proceedings of The College of Speech and Language Therapists Golden Jubilee Conference, October 1995.
Scott, J. and Murphy, J. (1995). Attitudes and Strategies Towards AAC: an Interactive Approach to training. In proceedings of Communication Matters Symposium September 1995.
Murphy, J. (1995). Training in AAC.In proceedings of Communication Matters Symposium September 1995.
Scott, J and Murphy, J. (1995). Attitudes and Strategies towards AAC: An interactive approach to training. Widening the Perspective – Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scottish Study Day 1995 published by CALL Centre.
Murphy, J. (1995). Assessment in AAC.Widening the Perspective – Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scottish Study Day 1995 published by CALL Centre.
Murphy, J., Markova, I., Moodie, E., Scott, J. and Boa, S. (1995). AAC Demographic Survey of People with Cerebral Palsy in Scotland.AAC Journal 11 (1), 26-36
Collins, S. and Murphy, J. (1994).Tales of AAC Users.Communication Matters Journal 8(3),
Murphy, J., Scott, J., Moodie, E. and McCall, F.(1994). The Role of Communication Support Networks in the Training and Use of AAC Systems by People with Cerebral Palsy.Communication Matters Journal 8 (3), 25-26.
Murphy, J. and Collins, S. (1994). Advantages and disadvantages of AAC systems.Communication Matters Journal 8 (3), 5-7.
Scott, J. and Murphy, J. (1994).”Talking Together” – a training package to encourage more effective use of AAC systems.Communication Matters Journal 8 (3), 17-19.
Murphy, J., Collins, S. and Moodie, E. (1994). The limited Use of AAC Systems. Communication Matters Journal 8 (3), 9-12.
Special Issue of Communication Matters journal (1994) vol.8 No.3 devoted entirely to the research of the AAC Team includes the following:
Murphy, J. (1994). Advantages and Disadvantages of AAC Systems: Perceptions of Users and Partners. Paper in the proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference of ISAAC in Maastricht.
Scott, J. and Murphy, J. (1994).A Model of Training to Facilitate More Effective Communication.Paper in the proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference of ISAAC in Maastricht.
Murphy, J. and Scott, J. (1994).The Role of Communication Support Networks in the Training and Use of AAC Systems by People with Cerebral Palsy.Paper in the proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference of ISAAC in Maastricht.
Murphy, J. (1994). Advantages and Disadvantages of AAC systems.Augmentative Communication in Practice.Collected papers, Study Day 1993. CALL Centre.
Collins, S. and Murphy, J. (1993).Topic Development in the Conversations of AAC users.Abstract in Proceedings of Communication Matters Symposium 1993.
Murphy, J. and Collins, S. (1993). AAC Day Out – It’s really something to talk about!Communication Matter Journal, 7 (3), 19.
Murphy, J., Ellis, K. and Davidson, F. (1993).Changing Attitudes – A Joint Effort.Communication Matters Journal 7 (2), 20-21.
Murphy, J. (1993). Communication Strategies.RCSLT Bulletin, 496, 7.
Murphy, J. (1993). Advantages and Disadvantages of High tech AAC Devices with Voice Output.Proceedings of Fifth Annual European Minspeak Conference.
Murphy, J. and Scott, J. (1993).Survey of the Use of AAC Systems by people with Cerebral Palsy in Scotland.Augmentative Communication in Practice.Collected papers, Study Day 1992. CALL Centre.
Ellis, K. and Murphy, J. (1989). How I communicate without speech. RCSLT Bulletin 442.
Murphy, J. (1987). Assessment and Therapy with Adults with Learning Difficulties.Speech Therapy in Practice, 3 (2).