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Using talking mats to support involvement in PBS plans
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.

Sep 1, 2021 12:00 PM in London

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Dr Jill Bradshaw
Senior Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disability @Tizard Centre
Dr Bradshaw trained as a speech and language therapist. She worked in a community team supporting adults with intellectual disabilities before joining the Tizard Centre in 1995. Jill developed and is the academic lead for the Understanding Autism MOOC. She is Editor in Chief of the Tizard Learning Disability Review. Jill’s research focuses on communication and interaction, including in relation to enabling environments, positive behaviour support, early intervention and person-centred active support. She has a particular interest in supporting those who have the greatest communication challenges. She is an accredited trainer in Talking Mats and is an Honorary Talking Mats Research Associate, leading an international group of researchers and practitioners who are using TM in their research.