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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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Using Talking Mats® to Facilitate Patient Feedback

We were delighted to receive this excellent poster from Lora Franceschi who used Talking Mats and the Visual CARE Measure to facilitate patient feedback in a rehab team. Lora works with the Speech and Language Therapy Rehab Team at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. The team combined the Visual CARE Measure with the Talking Mats technique […]

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Talking Mats as a business tool

  We have been exploring how Talking Mats can be used as a tool to support business – both a framework for interviews and appraisals.  Because it supports reflection, it is an ideal framework for employers to use with job candidates. The recruitment process is time consuming for organisations, and any errors at this stage […]

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Talking Mats as a Research Method

We are very grateful to Lauren Pettit and her colleagues from Pretoria, South Africa for sending us their published paper on a recent research project which used Talking Mats as a research method. The study’s aim was to describe and compare the views of adults with aphasia, their significant others and their speech and language […]

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