East Hume Regional Communication Service facilitated a very successful Talking Mats training day in Wodonga this week. Karyn Muscat from Zyteq presented to an enthusiastic fourteen participants from across the Wodonga and Wangaratta regions.
They included Local Area Coordinators, support coordinators from disability and mental health agencies, as well as speech pathologists and disability support workers. A number of those attending also had family members with communication disabilities and were interested in gaining new skills to support their communication.
The session also provided networking opportunities. There were some very interesting conversations about the current disability services landscape. The session also highlighted the role of the Regional Communication Service in advocating for people with communication disabilities and their support networks and the practical services we can provide.
Here’s some of the feedback on the day:
“I came to the training with a specific resident in mind, but I got so much more. I can see this being beneficial for all of our guys”
“This will help me better support the vulnerable people who use our service with their decision making”
We were thrilled to be able to provide such a useful resource to a wide range of services and feel that it is a positive addition to the skills of disability services in our region.
Meredith and Kelsey