Talking Mats and Mental Health: Top 8 Blogs

In the UK we are emerging out of lockdown and there are concerns about the impact on the mental health of people at all ages and stages of life.  This is a good time to reflect on the wide variety of blogs that have signposted how useful Talking Mats can be in helping people to think, structure coherent responses, and express their views. If this is an area of […]

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Meet the Team: Kipp

We have recently had some changes within the Talking Mats team, including welcoming new Associates and Board Members.   Over the next few weeks we will be introducing everyone in our new ‘Meet the Team’ blog series. First up – we are delighted to introduce Kipp! Name:  Kipp, Kippie, Kipster (if you sound enthusiastic I’ll respond, although you have to […]

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Webinars about the new digital Talking Mats

During May we are hosting 3 one hour webinars which will demonstrate the new digital Talking Mats that is currently being developed for us by our technical partners MTC.   The webinar will focus on demonstrating its new features including:  technical specification for use the range of symbols sets availableincluding Keeping Safe, Thinking Ahead, Health and Housing and the Leisure subsets of Sports and Out and About   how to add […]

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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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