Talking Mats course for the  National Involvement Network (NIN) 

  This blog describes the foundation Talking Mats course we ran for members of the National Involvement Network. Following the seminars and the work to design a Charter for Involvement ‘Taking Part Talking Mat’ described in a previous blog , 16 people attended our  course run over three days with about a month between each […]

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New project using Digital Talking Mats to self manage

We are delighted to have been one of 15 new projects awarded funding from The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland. The ALLIANCE, in partnership with the Scottish Government have announced the funding in a second phase of the Transforming Self Management in Scotland Fund. Announcing the newly funded projects at the Self Management Awards, […]

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Sibling Attitudes

Exploring sibling attitudes towards participation when the younger sibling has a severe speech and language disability We were delighted to receive this publication from a friend and colleague, Prof Juan Bornman from Pretoria in South Africa. It reports on a study carried out with 27 typically developing children who have a younger sibling with a […]

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Communication Game

A board game to improve communication

  Delighted to introduce you to ‘The Communication Game’ : a board game for staff to improve their communication skills. How we  listen, talk and engage with people is fundamental to the quality and effectiveness of health and social care services. Although communication underpins everything we do in a work context, it can be a […]

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Mental Capacity

Talking Mats for Capacity Assessments with People with ASD/LD

Many thanks to Ruth Spilman, Senior Speech and Language Therapist, for this great blog about how she uses Talking Mats for Capacity Assessments with People with ASD/LD I am a speech and language therapist (SLT) working in a residential provision for young people with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and other co-occurring difficulties. We support young people from […]

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