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How can Talking Mats help in determining capacity?

This is the second in a two part discussion on decision making and determining capacity, this time looking at how Talking Mats can help. Click here for the previous blog Where Talking Mats comes into play is by allowing people to consider each option around a decision and then make their decision when they place […]

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Accessible training in remote locations.

Thanks to Natalie Leader, one of our Accredited Trainers from Hobart, Australia for this blog reflecting on her experience of doing the online Foundation training. The beauty of online training is that no matter where you are or what time zone you’re in, there are options. This is really brought to bear when living in a rural or […]

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How do you feel about starting school?

Laura’s 4 year old twin boys are just about to start school and she was finding it difficult to have  a proper chat with them about how they are feeling. She wanted to think about how best to help them prepare for the transition from nursery so used Talking Mats. We have done lots of ‘practice mats’ over […]

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Keeping Safe and Safeguarding

The Talking Mats  Keeping Safe Learning Disability projects ends but a resource that promotes safeguarding and well-being  continues. The Keeping Safe Talking Mat provides a structured framework to ask someone ’How’s your life going?  We are grateful to the Scottish Government Keys to Life monies for funding the trials. Impact of use of the resource […]

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Considering Mental Capacity

When considering someone’s mental capacity its is important to bear in mind that the right to self-determination is enshrined in law. In 1948 Eleanor Roosevelt, as the chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, was the driving force in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Act (1948). Since 1948 there have been laws […]

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