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Talk with Ted

For individual health workersFor organisations

Talk with Ted is a realistic online simulation designed to support respectful communication with people living with dementia.

A laptop displaying the Talk with Ted simulation.

Suitable for: Aged care, Allied health, Disability care, Home and community care, Hospitals, Retirement living, University and TAFE, Allied health assistants, Dieticians, Diversional therapists, Facility managers/coordinators, GPs and other referrers, Lifestyle officers, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered nurses, Residential care workers, Social workers, Speech therapists, Support staff

Course type: Communication, empathy and engagement

Duration: Face-to-face workshop: 3 hours. Online simulation: 1 hour.

Delivery mode: Face-to-face, Online

Location: All states and territories

Number of participants: Face-to-face workshop: maximum of 15

Cost: Face-to-face workshop: $99 per person with group discounts available

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Winner of the 2020 Victorian iAward in the Not-For-Profit and Community Solution of the Year category

Talk with Ted

World-first in online dementia education

Talk with Ted is a realistic online simulation designed to support respectful communication with people living with dementia. It is a safe and effective way to practice communication skills. Participants who have experienced Talk with Ted were able to recall their learnings up to eight weeks following the training, and say it has improved the overall quality of care they give.

Program benefits

  • Staff learn how to respectfully communicate with people living with dementia.
  • Your workforce applies a person-centred approach to communication.
  • People living with dementia feel valued and respected by carers who listen and respond to their choices.

Now when I meet my clients, I do what I did with Ted, it’s the same thing. I talk in the same way, slowly and wait to see if they are understanding.

— Participant

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Book in your staff

Talk With Ted is now available in a new face-to-face workshop format. It has been developed to allow your staff to reflect on their current communication practices, while also providing an opportunity to consider changes to their approach.

During the workshop, learners will be guided through the content using an adaptive learning approach, which focuses on improving gaps in individual’s knowledge and skills.

If you're interested in enrolling your staff in this course, fill in the form below and we'll be in touch.

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Last updated
1 February 2024