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GIRFEC: Getting it right for every child

Getting it right for every child is a national programme to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Scotland. It threads through all existing policy, practice, strategy and legislation. New Scottish Government legislation will be introduced to parliament in 2013 which will embrace the key principles of the GIRFEC approach to all of […]

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Lovely comments

Its always very heartening to get positive feedback about what we are trying to do so here are 2 lovely comments that came in last week. This one from Lynsey who attended our training course on Friday ‘Just to say a massive thank you for today.  It was one of the most stimulating and well thought out courses […]

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Adult Protection Scotland Project (ASP3): Increasing the Reach

The final report for the project funded by the Scottish Government has been approved. This project increased the reach of the accessible communication workshop designed in 2011. The workshop aimed to raise awareness amongst people with Communication Support Needs (CSN) of their rights under the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and to support […]

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ISAAC Pittsburgh

I am stuck overnight at Pittsburgh airport on my way home after a week at the ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Biennial Conference. Feel a bit like Tom Hanks in the ‘Terminal’ as the same happened on the way out at Newark Airport! Anyway, it was a great conference – lots of […]

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Extending the reach of Talking Mats in non-traditional settings

Several groups discussed ideas of extending the reach of Talking Mats at our seminar day in June. Here are the main themes which emerged from the group thinking about non-traditional settings: Using Talking Mats with people with mental health issues To build trust and relationships as Talking Mats has been proven to improve engagement Helps […]

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