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AAC, group work and Occupational Therapists

We’re delighted that Andrea Powell, an Occupational therapist in Edinburgh has written a Blog for us about her experiences of being involved in group work with people who use AAC. As a student occupational therapist, I worked part time as a support worker with an amazing lady Jennifer, (Jennifer is a pseudonym) Jennifer just happened […]

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Talking Mats -the ideal resource to help you with your EHC Needs Assessment and Plans – Part 2

Part 1 highlighted how Talking Mats training can help improve your competency when consulting children and young people. In this part,we are grateful to Anita Devi, Education Consultant for illustrating the key differences between Statements and EHC plans. The changes have been implemented to enable individuals and families be active agents in their own lives rather […]

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Fiona Kane

How Talking Mats helped self management

Thanks to Fiona Kane from the Alzheimer’s Resource Centre in Clydebank for sharing this lovely story about a visit to a man who had had a stroke. He was able to explain his views and take part in self management without realising it! “Two of us visited a man who has aphasia. His wife is really struggling to communicate […]

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Using Talking Mats with eye gaze

Many thanks to Helen Paterson, one of our accredited trainers for this fascinating blog. Now that Talking Mats is accessible in a digital format, the Talking Mats team are often asked ‘Can it be used on an eye gaze device?’ . Of course, for those who use eye pointing reliably, they can use a standard […]

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Talking Mats – the ideal resource to help you with your Education Health Care Needs Assessment and Plans

Thanks to Anita Devi,Education Consultant, for her helpful contribution to this blog. The implementation of the recent SEND reforms in England requires interdisciplinary teamwork. Integrated assessments will now be carried out in cooperation with the young person and the parents. Capturing the child’s own perspective and recording their views, interests and aspirations is now a statutory requirement. The […]

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