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Using Talking Mats as a ‘Thinking Tool’ for Student Supervision

Here Laura Holmes, our North-West England Associate, describes how she used Talking Mats to support mid and end of placement reviews with a Speech and Language Therapy Student: I am very familiar with using Talking Mats to help the children I work with to express their views and opinions – to give them a voice […]

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Shared Decision Making and Goal Setting – how can we use Talking Mats to support delivery of Personalised Care?

In this latest blog, our Talking Mats OT Associate, Rachel Woolcomb tells us how Talking Mats can support delivery of Personalised Care: “Person centred practice”, and “partnership approach” are common phrases heard in health and social care settings but what does this really mean in practice? How good are we at ensuring our service users are […]

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How do I feel about going on a Residential School Trip?

  In this latest blog, Laura Holmes (Talking Mats Associate based in Stockport) shares a great example of how Talking Mats can be used by education staff to help children to share their thoughts and feelings: One of Teaching Assistants I work with at Woodley Primary School in Stockport, Lucie Porteus, attended Talking Mats Foundation […]

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Talking Mats as an Interview Tool

    In this latest blog, our Director, Lois Cameron describes the initial stage of a Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory project aimed at enabling involvement and engagement of people with learning disabilities in supporting people with learning disabilities to have a voice. A great example of co-production in action: Background The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory aims to generate evidence, […]

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Using Talking Mats to make Personalised Care a Reality for Occupational Therapists

  Rachel Woolcomb, our Talking Mats OT Associate, tells us about the recent Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Report and considers the ways Talking Mats can support: The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have recently published a new report. “Making personalised care a reality: The role of occupational therapy.” As the OT Associate for Talking […]

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