How are your Speech and Language Therapy sessions going during Lockdown (Part 2)?

In these challenging times during lockdown/COVID-19 restrictions we have had to deliver our Speech and Language Therapy sessions differently. In my role as a Speech and Language Therapist for the NHS Stockport Foundation Trust Buy-Back Service, I am gathering feedback from some of the children I work with, using the free RCSLT Talking Mats resource […]

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What is the impact of lockdown on access to Speech and Language Therapy? Part 1

The recent RCSLT survey ( has been aimed at finding out how access to Speech and Language Therapy was affected by the first COVID-19 lockdown, from March 2020 to June 2020.  This has now come to an end, and the results are due to be published next month. Given that we are now in our […]

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The Talking Mats Digital Resource – New for Old

  We developed our Talking Mats’ digital resource way back in 2012 when the online world was a simpler place. When first launched our technology was cutting edge – we were one of the few applications that worked on both Apple and android devices as well as web browsers.  Over the years it has been […]

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Talking Mats Human Rights Day Twitter Chat – Let’s talk about Participation!

We are looking forward to our second Talking Mats Twitter chat on Thursday 10/12/20 7.30 – 8.30pm. Join us to discuss and celebrate our new report ‘Can Scotland Be Brave’, which has a specific focus on children and young people’s participation.  Find out more about the report here The report will be launched by the […]

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New report to launch 10th Dec

A new report with a focus on children’s participation will launch on Thursday, 10th December. John Swinney, Depute first minister of Scotland  said that “The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will revolutionise the way we listen to children and take their rights into account”    In 2018, the first review of ‘Ready to Act’ took place: a plan with bold ambitions […]

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