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We are delighted to announce two new communication disability seminars for Summer Term 2018. Please join us for these free informative seminars on the latest research.

Tuesday 22 May, 5-6pm, Room 3.20, Brooks Building:

Prof Juliet Goldbart: "Evidence based approaches to clients with profound learning disabilities"

Juliet is a Professor of Developmental Disabilities and Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, U.K. Juliet is a Developmental Psychologist by background. She has taught on Speech Pathology and Therapy programmes for over 35 years. During this time, she has supervised more than 20 PhD students to completion, mainly special education teachers and speech and language therapists. Juliet’s research addresses the communication challenges experienced by people with profound learning disabilities or complex physical disabilities. She is passionate about developing the evidence base to support communication and interaction for people with severe and profound learning or communication disabilities. Juliet will use current research, the findings of a survey of SLT practice and the views of families of people with PMLD to explore the contemporary state of evidence-based practice with clients with PMLD. She would like this to be followed by discussion of how we can implement EBP in resource-poor settings.


Tuesday 5 June, 5-6pm, Room 3.20, Brooks Building:

Liz Moulam and Stuart Meredith: "Service users participation in research processes: rhetoric and reality"

Liz Moulam (BSc(Hons) Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences, Post Graduate Advanced Diploma Child Development) is a Co-Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a parent of a young adult using AAC, and has a long involvement in leadership in the field of AAC. Stuart Meredith is a Patient Public Involvement Co-Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. In addition to bringing his own lived experience of AAC, Stuart has a long history of involvement with the AAC community. He has previously worked for a communication aid company contributing to communication aid assessments and training and he also provides mentoring support to young people who use AAC.

Liz and Stuart are currently Patient Participation Involvement Co-Researchers (2015-2019) on the MMU-led NIHR funded “Investigating Appropriate Symbol Communication Aids for Children: Enhancing Clinical Decision Making Study” (I-ASC). Liz and Stuart will present on public patient involvement in research, sharing findings from a literature review on the topic as well as their experiences of co-researcher involvement in the I-ASC project.

We also have seminars planned for Autumn 2018, so please get these dates in your diary now, with more details to come soon!

  • Tuesday 25 September: "Autism and bilingualism"

  • Tuesday 23 October: "Communication disability in adults with acquired disabilities"

  • Tuesday 4 December: "AAC technology obsolescence"

For more information and to join our mailing list for future seminars, please contact Dr Yvonne Lynch at Yvonne.lynch@mmu.ac.uk.


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