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Digital Talking Mats and Dementia

Talking Mats received funding from The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland to look at how using the Digital Talking Mats can help people with long term conditions, including dementia,  to manage their health and well-being and to recognise their own strengths and abilities. We also hoped that participants would be able to have more […]

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Talking Mats digital app for organisations

The Talking Mats digital app is available for organisations to purchase.  This is an efficient way to support staff to evidence person centred planning. The digital app typically operates via individual logons which means personal data is kept securely and it complies with data protection and client confidentiality. The individual with the logon can use […]

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Down Syndrome and Talking Mats

Why does Talking Mats work so well with children and adults with Down syndrome? We have a great bit of video footage of Keir, a boy with Down’s syndrome, aged 9 years. He is using Talking Mats to talk about his life. Although Keir’s expressive speech is understood by his immediate family it can be […]

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Self-management for people with long term conditions

Self-management for people with long term conditions (LTC) is now a key government strategy to encourage people to take responsibility for their own health, behaviour and well-being. Talking Mats received funding from The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland to look how using the Digital Talking Mats (DTM) can help people with LTCs to manage […]

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Moving from Primary to Secondary school – pupils share their views of transition

Moving from a primary school to secondary school can be a daunting prospect for children. Whilst schools understand the need to prepare the children for the transition process, due to time constraints, the focus tends to be on group visits to the new school rather than one to one support for individual children. The challenge therefore […]

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