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Communication Matters – National voluntary organisation of members concerned with augmentative and alternative communication.

ISAAC – International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

1VOICE – providing a network and support for children and families using communication aids.

Macular Society – Ruth is a professional member of the Macular Society. The Society offers information and support around all areas of macular disease, as well as funding research to find a cure that one day can overcome macular disease.

VIEW – registered charity, which represents the interests and needs of children      and young people with visual impairment across the United Kingdom.

Ruth McMorran has over 30 years’ experience working in the field of special education.  She has taught in both mainstream and specialist schools and worked as a Specialist Advisory Teacher for ICT, AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and VI (Vision Impairment).  Ruth has postgraduate qualifications in Early Years Education, Vision Impairment, Assistive Technology and Special Education (severe/profound & multiple learning difficulties).  

Ruth has been a specialist consultant with SMA for six years and in that time has produced over 120 litigation reports for both claimant and defendant.  Ruth has worked for many of the leading law firms from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

She is the immediate past-chair of the Board of Trustees at the charity Communication Matters (CM) and takes an interest in the broader field of AAC.  Ruth continues to work with the planning group for their annual international conference.

Ruth is a member of the Scottish Government’s National AAC Advisory Group.  She previously she sat on the AAC Advisory Group of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Rehabilitation & Disability 2016/2020 and on the Advisory Panel for the Department of Education’s Complex Communication Needs and Literacy Project during 2017/2018.

Ruth has delivered training programmes covering AAC and Vision Impairment at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India and continues to be a validator for AAC assessment for patients within the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department.

She has presented a Keynote Address at ECERAAC (Eastern and Central European Regional Augmentative and Alternative Communication) focusing on how countries such as the UK can offer practical help and support to those working in AAC Emerging Countries.

Membership of Professional Bodies/Organisations:

Ruth holds an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service and is a member of the Scottish Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Excellence in Report Writing

Courtroom Skills

Cross-Examination Day

Civil Law and Procedure

Ruth sits on the Board of Trustees of the Kirkcudbright Development Trust, a community run and managed registered charity, formed as an umbrella organisation to help a wide range of local groups secure funding to develop new and improved community projects.

Ruth has attained the Cardiff University Expert Witness Bond Solon Certificate, having completed the following courses: