Talking Mats is an established communication tool, which uses a mat with symbols attached as the basis for communication. It is designed to help people with communication difficulties to think about issues discussed with them, and provide them with a way to effectively express themselves in a visual way that can be easily recorded. Talking Mats supports adults and children with a range of communication difficulties and helps people to understand, consider and express their views. It can be used with people with different abilities, from different cultures and living in different situations.
We are a team of experienced Speech and Language Therapists and have combined our clinical experience, gained through our work in the NHS, and our programme of research at Stirling University.
We are happy to offer telephone or email advice and support on any aspect of our work.
Talking Mats Limited is a Social Enterprise whose vision is to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties and those close to them by increasing their capacity to communicate effectively about things that matter to them.