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Introducing our New Talking Mats OT Associate

We are delighted to introduce Rachel Woolcomb our first Talking Mats OT Associate.  She is joining the Talking Mats Team and will be working to develop awareness and use of Talking Mats by Occupational Therapists.  I will let Rachel introduce herself: I am delighted that Talking Mats have asked me to join their team for one […]

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Working in the Criminal Justice System? TOP 5 Blogs

Thanks so much to all the practitioners who have sent us guest blogs about using Talking Mat in a Criminal Justice setting. Here are our top 5 – in no particular order! 1. Supporting Families in the Criminal Justice System: Sally Kedge, Speech and Language Therapist from Trouble Talking New Zealand shares two powerful case […]

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Improving Communication with Board Games

  Improving communication with board games Thanks to Karen MacKay from Focus Games for this new guest blog.  Playing board games can deliver more benefits than just having fun with friends and family. In the workplace they help people to learn, collaborate and communicate, while they are having fun: 1. Breaking the ice Ever attended an […]

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Using Talking Mats to Support Police Interviewing

In Stockport we have a termly ‘Voice of the Child/Young Person’ Champions Network meeting during which professionals working in health, education and social care settings across the area meet to discuss real-life examples and to share information and strategies – during the last meeting in October 2018, we discussed using Talking Mats to support police […]

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Supporting People with Profound & Multiple Disabilities

Find out about the Core and Essential Service Standards for Supporting People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. and thanks to Joanna Grace for this interesting and important guest blog ,she writes; Last week I threw used deodorant canisters at an audience of earnest professionals and was cheered for doing so. What was going on? I […]

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