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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DTM Jean and David

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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Talking Mats and OT- a winning combination

We are grateful to Rachel Woolcomb OT,  for sharing this Talking mats story. Within my occupational therapy practice I have found Talking Mats to be an excellent thinking tool to help my clients establish their priorities for therapy. I was asked to work with a teenage girl who had sustained a brain injury resulting in […]

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Intermediaries for Justice Conference

It was great to be able to attend the Intermediaries for Justice Conference on the 9th May in City University London. From the very beginning there was a real buzz of excitement in the room. Intermediaries demonstrated throughout the day their commitment and passion for their job despite frequently working in difficult circumstances as well […]

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