Commentary on" Evaluating service users’ experiences of using Talking Mats™"

Harding, C. & Stewart, A. (2018). Commentary on" Evaluating service users’ experiences of using Talking Mats™". Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23(2), pp. 87-90. doi: 10.1108/TLDR-10-2017-0041

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper provides some thoughts following on from reading: Evaluating service users’ experiences of using Talking Mats ™.
Design/methodology/approach: This commentary outlines some considerations for the continued discussions about how to engage people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Findings: The literature is not clear on the involvement of people with more profound and multiple learning disabilities, or for those who do not use much spoken language. Some papers have explored the notion of involvement and interpretation of pre-intentional communicators’ desires and interests.
Originality/value: There needs to be a robust discussion across carer, academic and service user communities to consider what the communication rights and needs are for people who have profound and multiple disabilities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Emerald Publishing Limited 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: profound and multiple learning disabilities; pre- intentional communication; inclusion; communication rights; person centred planning; augmentative and alternative communication
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Language & Communication Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19362

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