Supporting families involved in the criminal justice system.

Sally Kedge, Speech and Language Therapist from Trouble Talking New Zealand shares two powerful case examples of using Talking Mats with children and families caught up in the criminal justice system. This week it was hot in New Zealand, so I sat under a tree in a school playground in the shade with an eight-year-old girl […]

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Communication Access UK –Have your say?

Get involved in choosing a Communication Access UK Symbol , and set the standards to go with it! In early 2017 Communication Matters[1] found out  that – People with  communication  difficulties  don’t  always  get  the  support  they  need  in  the  community. People would  like  a  Communication  Access  symbol  in  the  UK.  Businesses  already  use  some  […]

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Do you need training to use Talking Mats?

Talking Mats is an effective but deceptively simple tool so a question we are often asked is do you need training to use it.  Communication and supporting people with communication difficulties is a complex process and Talking Mats is based on a number of research projects which examined who could use Talking Mats, and how […]

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Talking Mats -Mythbusters

There are a few myths around about Talking Mats. What does it do? – It  supports communication and it doesn’t replace a person’s existing modes of  communication, be that speech, signing, a symbol book, a voice output communication device or app.  Talking Mats works alongside  these modes to help people communicate even more effectively about a particular […]

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Advance Care Planning: Lorraine’s story

We are working with our colleagues at Strathcarron Hospice to develop a resource for Advance Care Planning which should be available early in 2018. This poster illustrates how we are developing the resource: 2017 TM and Advance Care Planning During the pilot phase our colleague Sally Boa (Head of Palliative Care Education, Research and Practice […]

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