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Talking Mats Conversation Sets

A conversation is an informal interaction, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged. Having a conversation can be an enjoyable activity for people and is an important part of socialisation but is often hard for people with communication difficulties to take part and hard for families, friends and staff to […]

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Student Placement: Blog 2

This is the second in a series of Student Placement Blogs written by a 4 the year Psychology Student, Celine Josephine Giese I am almost halfway through with my placement at Talking Mats in Stirling. As already mentioned in my last blog, my role involves reading and interpreting stories of Talking Mats to inform investors […]

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Student placement with Talking Mats

We are delighted to have Celine Josephine Giese, a 4th year psychology student from the University of Stirling, on placement with us. As part of her placement she has to write a series of blogs which she has kindly shared with us. This is the first in the series. Talking Mats is a social enterprise, that has […]

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Person-centred approach to health planning

It was great to meet with Nikki Steiner, Principal Speech and Language Therapist with Central London Community Health Care Trust (CLCH), to evaluate the work that was commissioned by CLCH. The project started in the spring of 2016 and aimed to support a person-centred and inclusive approach to health planning and intervention using the Talking […]

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Assisting vulnerable people to communicate

Many thanks to Nicola Lewis from London who has sent us this powerful blog. She has 2 roles – one as a Registered Intermediary with adults with learning disabilities and the other as a family mediator working with children. I started work as an intermediary, assisting vulnerable people to communicate their evidence to the police and in […]

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