Past events

AAC Awareness Training

09th November 2020

Bespoke online training for Boccia England’s (the National Governing Body for Boccia) staff team in response to increased use of video conferencing during the pandemic and addressing the communication needs of AAC users. 90 minute interactive workshop by invitation           

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ISAAC Pathways to Leadership

14th September 2020

A personal journey towards leadership as an AAC user. Including my thoughts on what is a leader. 30 minute webinar by invitation, with questions for the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Lead Committee.  

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Passion and Dreams

11th May 2020

My take on the importance of dreaming and my dreams process, bringing together various approaches and strategies.  Shared with the World Class Programme staff and athletes of the UK Boccia Federation in their Take the Floor series. 30 minute online presentation by invitation       

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Beth Moulam – TASS Athlete and nutrition

11th March 2019

An introduction for sports nutrition students to Cerebral Palsy, boccia and what I need as an individual to train and compete at an elite level. 60 minute workshop with questions at Leeds Beckett University      

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Ann Craft Trust – Safeguarding in sport

12th November 2018

Sharing the athlete perspective on elite disability sport and safeguarding issues related to young people and adult participation. 2 hours workshop with questions for North Yorkshire Sport, Harrogate as guest presenter by invitation of the Ann Craft Trust  

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Daring to Dream

30th July 2018

Co-hosted alongside Mel Smith from Australia and Jennifer Seale from USA a workshop originally written by Diane Bryen-Nelson around the importance of dreaming and making dreams a reality for people who use AAC. A full day interactive workshop at the ISAAC 2018 biennial conference, Gold Coast Australia  

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An active lifestyle

23rd July 2018

Hosted by Mel Smith this session showcased a diverse range of sport and activity for people who use AAC from FrameRunning (my contribution) to dance, sailing, yoga and much more. A pre-planned 5 minute contribution to a wider workshop at the ISAAC 2018 biennial conference, Gold Coast Australia)  

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The ties that bind us, learning to let go

16th July 2018

Co-presented with my Mum, Liz Moulam our focus was around considering what the future holds as an AAC user. How we have been preparing for when my parents are no longer around to provide support as part of my extended circle. 45 minute presentation with questions at the ISAAC 2018 biennial conference, Gold Coast Australia  

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Daring to Lead

09th July 2018

Co-authored and co-led on behalf of the ISAAC Lead committee By Beth Moulam, Lateef McLeod and Yoosun Chung.  Working with participants who use AAC to understand what is leadership, key skills of leaders and how to develop these as an individual. 4 hour interactive workshop at the ISAAC 2018 biennial conference, Gold Coast Australia  

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Beth Moulam – TASS Athlete and nutrition

05th March 2018

An introduction for sports nutrition students to Cerebral Palsy, boccia and what I need as an individual to train and compete at an elite level.  60 minute workshop with questions at Leeds Beckett University      

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Synaesthesia: An explosion of the senses and the impact on thinking and learning

12th September 2016

Having discovered I had synaesthesia in 2015 this knowledge revolutionized the way I understand my own thinking and learning, this presentation discusses the impact of new ways of working as an AAC user and visual thinker. 60 minutes presentation with questions at the Communication Matters Conference, Leeds  

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Me and my extended shadow

11th July 2016

A presentation focused on leading my own team of personal assistants as an AAC user, the need for 24 hours support and how I manage these relationships from being companionable to maintaining boundaries. 35 minute presentation with questions at the biennial ISAAC 2016 conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Me and my extended shadow

14th September 2015

A presentation focused on leading my own team of personal assistants as an AAC user, the need for 24 hours support.  This includes how I manage these relationships from being companionable to maintaining boundaries.  35 minute presentation with questions at the Communication Matters Conference, Leeds  

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Are young people who use AAC equipped to live independently?

08th September 2014

A personal reflection as an AAC user with a complex physical disability. on leaving home and moving into university accommodation, what worked well and what might have been improved, including the need to plan for when things go wrong.   35 minute presentation with questions at Communication Matters Conference, Leeds  

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Connectedness: Up close and personal

07th July 2014

Joint presentation with Emma Green from Australia (on this occasion Emma was absent and her section pre-recorded) about the importance of being connected, what this means for us and how as AAC users we build relationships. 35 minute presentation with questions at ISAAC 2014, Lisbon, Portugal  

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Connectedness: Up close and personal

17th September 2013

Joint presentation with Emma Green from Australia about the importance of being connected, what this means for us and how as AAC users we build relationships. 35 minute presentation with questions at Communication Matters Conference, Leeds  

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Independent living and what it means to us

08th October 2012

The result of an 8 day leadership workshop for young disabled people organized by the European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) Youth Leadership programme. Focused on inclusion in society from education to independent living, health through to transport. 90 minute panel presentation to MEPs at le Palais de Congress, Strasbourg, France.  

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Communication on the move

10th September 2012

Sharing my story as an AAC user applying for a driving licence, the assessment process to be allowed to drive, getting my vehicle adapted including mounting my communication aid for emergencies and driving lessons. 60 minute presentation including questions at the Communication Matters National Symposium, Leicester  

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Language and Literacy – my journey

10th September 2012

A reflective look at how my language and literacy developed throughout school as an AAC user, including experiences of phonics, whole word recall for spelling and having no inner voice.  35 minute presentation including questions at the Communication Matters National Symposium, Leicester                  

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Daring to Dream workshop

06th August 2012

Co-lead with Mel Smith from Australia, delivery of the importance of dreaming and Diane Bryen-Nelson’s approach to how to make your dreams become a reality. A 5 hour interactive workshop in Epsom, Surrey     

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Sitting UK national exams – an AAC user perspective

23rd July 2012

An explanation of the approach taken by my school in the UK to national GCSE (age 16) standardized exams which included making reasonable adjustments for using a communication aid AAC, time, scheduling, access and resources. 45 minutes including questions at the biennial ISAAC 2012, Pittsburgh, USA  

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AAC around the world

16th July 2012

A video collaboration with 3 AAC users. Beth Moulam (UK), Emma Green (Australia) and Morgan Liddle (Australia) about friendships, communication and our lives viewed at the ISAAC 2012 international conference in Pittsburgh USA.

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My Communication

02nd July 2012

The aim was to share lived experiences and knowledge of using AAC with peers and then discuss life as an AAC user. 20 minute presentation then discussion by invitation for the University of Dundee Expert User Group.  

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Accessing GCSEs using AAC

20th February 2012

An explanation of the approach taken by my school to national GCSE (aged 16) standardized exams which included making reasonable adjustments for time, scheduling, access and resources to address my physical and communication impairments.  A focus on being an AAC user. 45 minute presentation including questions for the University of Dundee Computing faculty students and staff.

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Best practice in teaching and learning

01st February 2012

An insider viewpoint of the reasonable adjustments of an AAC user to access the curriculum for a student with physical disability and communication impairment.  15 minute presentation as part of a larger programme for Disability Leads and Staff at the University of Dundee, Scotland                   

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Sitting GCSE’s using AAC: A personal perspective

05th September 2011

An explanation of the approach taken by my school to national GCSE (aged 16) standardized exams which included making reasonable adjustments for being an AAC communication aid user, time, scheduling, access and resources. 35 minutes including questions at the Communication Matters National Symposium, Leicester  

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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Labelled?

26th July 2010

As a high tech communication aid user I often feel labelled, yet I use numerous communication strategies on a daily basis.  This is my insider view of life as an AAC user and making sure my message gets across. 45 minutes presentation and questions at the biennial ISAAC 2010 conference in Barcelona, Spain  

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Making a difference: 1 Voice Teenagers experiences over 5 years

19th July 2010

1 Voice is a national charity for children and young people who use AAC, and their families.  The session shared the work the charity undertakes to support their members including 2 annual networking events. 10 minute contribution of a 45 minute session at the biennial ISAAC 2010 conference in Barcelona, Spain   

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Mel Smith’s Dream’s workshop

15th July 2010

Planned contributions during an interactive half day workshop at the biennial ISAAC 2010 conference in Barcelona, Spain.  This included the importance of dreaming for me and my dream to represent GB at Boccia in the Paralympics.

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Dance workshop collaboration

01st July 2010

Co-lead with Mel Smith, Emma Green and Morgan Liddle from Australia in a 60 minutes interactive workshop at the biennial ISAAC 2010 conference in Barcelona, Spain  

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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Labelled?

14th September 2009

As a high tech communication aid user I often feel labelled, yet I use numerous communication strategies on a daily basis.  This was my insider view of life as an AAC user and making sure my message gets across. 35 minute presentation including questions at the Communication Matters National Symposium, Leicester

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How Professionals can help AAC users

01st September 2009

5 minute presentation as part of a 1 Voice Communicating Together Workshop at the Communication Matters National Symposium, Leicester A video of this can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anO37UysrPM&t=58s

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How Professionals can help AAC users

01st July 2009

Each young role model took a different topic about being an AAC user including the history of 1 Voice, becoming independent and being a role model. 5 minute presentation as part of a 1 Voice Communicating Together annual National Network Event, Shropshire, UK

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My life story

03rd November 2008

I was inspired by Tracy Beaker to write my life story, this was my journey coming to terms with my disability and using AAC, originally written at the age of 10 (in 2004) and updated regularly thereafter. 30 minute invited presentation and questions at the International Cerebral Palsy Society Conference, Athens, Greece  

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Life is beautiful if you let it be

01st July 2008

Following attending my first ISAAC conference in 2006 my life had become filled with highs and lows after discovering there was a world where I was respected and valued as an AAC or communication aid user. This led to my leaving mainstream school and entering residential special education provision. 35 minute presentation and questions  at the ISAAC 2008 International Conference,...

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My life story

02nd April 2007

I was inspired by the fictional character Tracy Beaker to write my life story, this was my journey coming to terms with my disability and using AAC, originally written at the age of 10 (in 2004) and updated regularly thereafter. 6 x 25 minute workshops as invited speaker at the Inspiring People Conference, Beaumont College, Lancaster

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My future

01st February 2007

My thoughts on what I would need as a young person with complex physical disabilities to live independently in future including equipment, environmental controls and people resources. 15 minutes presentation as invited speaker for the Transition Conference, Office of Disability Issues, London  

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My life story

01st August 2006

I was inspired by the fictional character Tracy Beaker to write my life story. This was my journey coming to terms with my disability and using AAC, originally written at the age of 10 (in 2004) and updated regularly thereafter. 30 minute workshop with questions at the biennial ISAAC 2006 conference, Dussledorf, Germany  

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My life story

03rd July 2006

Having been off school for several weeks ill in 2004 I had been watching a TV series called Tracy Beaker.  She was in care and her social worker wanted her to write her life story to come to terms with her situation.  Tracy's experiences inspired me to want to do the same, to explain what it was like to be...

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