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Developing Identity and Talking Mats

Recently, Associated Prof. Ida Marie Mundt from Denmark completed our Talking Mats licensed trainer course. She has been looking at the theories which underpin Talking Mats and is planning to publish her work. One of the areas she speaks about is Identity. In this blog, our Talking Mats Associate Rhona Matthews explores the area of […]

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Talking Mats as a Thinking Tool

Talking Mats as a Thinking Tool In the first of a series of blogs showcasing some of the fantastic presentations delivered during our Talking Mats is 21 event on 15th August 2019, our OT Associate Rachel Woolcomb shares her thoughts on thinking – and how Talking Mats can help: Recently I have been giving some […]

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Improving Health and Housing outcomes for tenants

Talking Mats have been part of an exciting research project which looked at whether the Digital Talking Mat App could improve health and housing outcomes for social housing tenants. Working together with tenants and staff from Loretto Housing and Care, Stirling University, Napier University and Age Scotland we have developed and piloted a new Talking […]

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Supporting Children to Understand Hospital Procedures

Many thanks to Marit Boot, founder of the charity What? Why? Children in Hospital for this guest blog sharing information about the fantastic family-friendly videos they make to help children understand hospital procedures. As a mum, I know the worry when your child is ill and needs tests in hospital. It’s the not knowing what […]

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Talking Mats is 21

Amazing Talking Mats is 21 day !

What an amazing day we had celebrating 21 years since the first article about Talking Mats was published in August 1998 in the Communication Matters journal. Over 180 people attended from so many different walks of life. We are grateful to them all for coming and helping us mark the occasion. We are also grateful […]

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