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Tracking progress with the eating and drinking resource

Whilst developing the eating and drinking resource, we tried it out with people with a range of eating and drinking difficulties. I talked to Ellie, who had swallowing difficulties following a stroke. She found it really helpful to use the mats to think about different aspects of meals (mealtimes, where you eat and the process […]

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Enabling adults with Learning disabilities to raise concerns

Over the past  year we have been funded by the Scottish Government to develop a Talking Mat to enable adults  with Learning disabilities to raise issues of concern.  We have worked in close partnership with Survivor Scotland and Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project  .  Together we have developed and trialled a Talking Mat  . The final […]

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Goal setting: getting to the root of the problem for someone with MS

Thanks to an OT colleague for this powerful story of how Talking Mats helped a woman with Multiple Sclerosis with goal setting by getting to the root of the problems she was having. I am an OT working in a community rehabilitation team in Scotland.  I have been seeing a woman (who I will call Jill) […]

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Talking Mats Eating and Drinking Resource

We are launching our fantastic eating and drinking resource to support shared decision making. This has been co-produced with the help of  people with eating and drinking difficulties and a range of different professionals. The resource is designed to help people think about, discuss and make informed decisions about how to manage their eating and drinking more safely. […]

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Talking Mats in a rehabilitation setting: a story from South Africa

Thanks to Lauren Pettit for this thought provoking blog about using Talking Mats in a rehabilitation setting in South Africa to compare goals of adults with aphasia, their Speech and Language Therapists and their significant others. I am a Speech-Language Therapist in Johannesburg, South Africa and I work in neuro rehabilitation for people who have […]

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