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Talking Mats as an Interview Tool

    In this latest blog, our Director, Lois Cameron describes the initial stage of a Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory project aimed at enabling involvement and engagement of people with learning disabilities in supporting people with learning disabilities to have a voice. A great example of co-production in action: Background The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory aims to generate evidence, […]

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Using Talking Mats to make Personalised Care a Reality for Occupational Therapists

  Rachel Woolcomb, our Talking Mats OT Associate, tells us about the recent Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Report and considers the ways Talking Mats can support: The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have recently published a new report. “Making personalised care a reality: The role of occupational therapy.” As the OT Associate for Talking […]

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Care Inspectors in Sweden and Talking Mats

This blog is about how Care Inspectors in Sweden are using Talking Mats. On 18th March I met up with old friends – Ulrika Ferm and Eva Holmqvist – at the ISAAC Denmark Conference in the beautiful Vingsted Conference Centre in West Denmark. Ulrika and Eva work at DART Communication Centre in Gothenburg Sweden http://www.dart-gbg.org/english/. […]

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Using Talking Mats to Empower People with Dementia to Actively Participate in Decision Making

Many thanks to Mary Walsh, Health Service Executive (HSE) Senior SLT at St Mary’s Hospital, Dublin for this fantastic blog post about their project involving use of Talking Mats to support people with Dementia to participate in decision making related to their needs: In September 2016 Aideen Lawlor (SLT Manager) and I (Senior SLT) won the […]

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Working with Freeset – a Fairtrade business

If you have purchased one of our resources, chances are you have a Talking Mats bag. Last week, I went to West Bengal in India to visit Freeset, the Fairtrade business that supplies our bags. West Bengal has been recording a high crime rate against women over the past several years. The state shares a […]

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