Gathering the views of people with Intellectual Disabilities is important. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that people have the right to be heard.
Many people with Intellectual Disabilities have difficulties communicating. A Talking Mats Framework is one method by which people may be able to express their views.
Taking the views of the individual into account during the process of gathering information about behaviours that challenge should lead to greater understanding of the functions of any behaviours and therefore to more targeted, acceptable and effective forms of support.
This webinar will focus on current research and practice around using Talking Mats to support involvement in PBS plans.