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Bell, Dorothy M.; Cameron, Lois – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
This article presents the case of a woman with mild learning disability and with good verbal and expressive language ability. However, she was unable to explore verbally with her clinical psychologist issues concerning her low mood and to discuss strategies to address this. Talking Mats provided a low-tech communication framework to help the woman…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Expressive Language, Language Aptitude, Verbal Ability
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Murphy, Joan; Cameron, Lois – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
People with intellectual disability have significant difficulties in ensuring their voice is heard. Talking Mats is a low tech communication resource which helps understanding and supports expression. This study examined the effectiveness of the resource for people with intellectual disability. A mixed method quantitative and qualitative study…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Program Effectiveness, Assistive Technology, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Cameron, Lois; Murphy, Joan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Research in the field of learning disability presents particular ethical challenges when obtaining consent from participants. This is further exacerbated when the nature of the research requires participation at all ability levels and involves people with communication impairments. The process of obtaining consent in a research study with 48…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities, Ability, Ethics
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Cameron, Lois; Murphy, Joan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A study examined whether Talking Mats, a light-technology augmentative framework, could be used successfully with 12 young adults with a learning and communication disability. Participants were able to indicate likes and dislikes and express views about the choices available to them. Some expressed opinions not previously known to their carers.…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication