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Assisting vulnerable people to communicate

Many thanks to Nicola Lewis from London who has sent us this powerful blog. She has 2 roles – one as a Registered Intermediary with adults with learning disabilities and the other as a family mediator working with children. I started work as an intermediary, assisting vulnerable people to communicate their evidence to the police and in […]

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Living with Aphasia Conference

Thanks to Gill Pearl for sending us this information about an international conference for people with aphasia. Where:  Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry, England When:  Sunday 5 and Monday 6 March, 2017   Families, friends, aphasia and stroke organisations, and health professionals are also invited. People with aphasia have planned the conference and will chair the […]

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Talking Mats in Australia and New Zealand

We are delighted to be travelling to Australia and New Zealand in May 17 and look forward to the opportunities the trip gives us to discuss Talking Mats in these countries. Firstly, we are pleased to have been invited over to Australia to be involved in the Agosci Communication Conference in Melbourne from the 18-21 […]

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Aromatherapy Talking Mat

Many thanks to Cheryl Strutt for this lovely blog about how she developed and used an Aromatherapy Talking Mat with people with learning disability. I am an Aromatherapist who works with adults who have a learning disability and often additional communication difficulties. As part of a recent service review I wanted to develop patient involvement. […]

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Does he like fairy cakes? Facilitating involvement in care

We are very grateful to Mary Walsh, Senior Speech and Language Therapist at St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin, for her Blog ;Does he like fairy cakes? ‘ It has been taken from her report on a project which looked at how speech and language therapists can facilitate the involvement of people with dementia to become […]

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