Can Talking Mats help young people set targets?

Involving young people in making decisions that affect their education can be both challenging and time consuming. Margo Mackay has just completed a research project, funded by NHS Forth Valley, which examined whether using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – Children and Youth Version (ICF-CY) can be usefully combined with Talking Mats to […]

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Talking Mats: Clinical practice to research to knowledge transfer to social enterprise

Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation at the 2012 RCSLT conference ‘Driving Transformation’ I was fortunate to have the new chair of RCSLT Bryony Simpson chairing my workshop and the room was full with over 50 delegates attending.  I told the story of our spin out from the university using a Talking Mat […]

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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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