Communication

Open bags and suitcases in navy blue with Great Britain logos

Packing for the Paralympics

The bags and cases have been packed, unpacked, repacked, weighed, and weighed again, and still need some tweaking.  Packing for a boccia camp or a holiday is always a military...

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Beth Moulam playing boccia with assistant wearing visor

Am I good enough?

Every now and then I have a niggle of self-doubt, asking myself “am I good enough?”  Growing up in mainstream school I was the only disabled pupil with a power...

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Beth Moulam sat in power chair outside using communication device, AAC. Talking with Christie, her boccia sports assistant who is crouching. Both wearing navy sports kit with Boccia UK logo.

To verbalise or not to verbalise - choosing to use AAC

This has been on my mind for several months now. Back in February, I found something wrong with my mouth, I had a lump in my cheek and it was...

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Beth Moulam, girl using power chair, cerebral palsy, glider, life is an adventure

Life is an adventure

I’ve been having adventures every day of my life for as long as I can remember.  Sometimes they have been exciting and exhilarating or occasionally they’ve been scary.  Some we...

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A new look

I'm getting excited, on Tuesday this week after months of work I will be relaunching my website. It has a whole new look but still with a focus on lived...

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Beth Moulam woman with cerebral palsy. Wears a purple sleeveless jacket. Sat in electric power chair, in front a communication aid, AAC device is mounted on a stand at the front of the chair.

Learning to say No!

Everyone likes to be liked, and for some people it seems that saying no is harder than for others. In the past I’ve been made to feel bad, that saying...

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Beth Moulam AAC user with cerebral palsy. Flying with a personal assistant over the Great Barrier Reef

It’s all in a name: Employing personal assistants

When I started out employing personal assistants at the age of 12, as a family, we considered all of the different titles the role may be called from carer to...

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Communication breakdown and repair strategies

For all communication I prefer my communication partner, if they can, to be on my level, it can be hard to be looking up to lip read (I have a...

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