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A Right to Speak

On 12th June The Scottish Government published: A Right to Speak: Supporting Individuals who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication The report provides guidance to be used by people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), their families, strategic and operational heads within health boards, local authority social work and education departments and the voluntary sector. At […]

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National OT Conference

Lois and Anne Marie are ‘womaning’ a stand at the College of Occupational Therapists 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition from12-14 June 2012 at the SECC, Glasgow. Already there has been a very positive response to Talking Mats and we are delighted that OTs are so enthiusiatic and see the value of Talking Mats for their work. […]

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Embedding Talking Mats in Practice

We have been considering how best to make Talking Mats sustainable in organisations. We have developed a new structure for the training we provide to organisations to help them evaluate and embed the use of Talking Mats in their practice. We are proposing a 3 tier structure of bronze, silver and gold levels which will […]

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Student Employer Award

We are delighted to have won the Regional Student Employer of the Year award (SEOTY) for Scotland and Northern Ireland. We will now go foward to the National Awards and will hear the results of this on 18th June. Many thanks to Anne Marie, our intern, for her nomination – its been great working with her.

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Events in June

7th June: Jane is presenting at the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care Conference in Glasgow 13, 14,15th June: We have a stand at the National OT Conference at the SECC in Glasgow 14th June: Joan is training in Dublin 15th June: Jane and Margo are running 2nd part of rolling training in Stirling 15th June:  Advisory Group 18th June: TALKING MATS SEMINAR 21st […]

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