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Talking Mats topics

We’re always amazed to hear from people about the variety of topics they cover using Talking Mats –from how someone is managing their self care or domestic tasks, to arranging a wedding, or thinking about whats important at a funeral. As a communication tool Talking Mats maximises a person’s capacity to reflect on a topic and express […]

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Self-manage by using Digital Talking Mats

We are now half way through our project, funded by The Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland, whose overall aim is to empower people with a range of long term conditions, with and without additional communication difficulties, to self-manage their own health and well-being by using Digital Talking Mats. Participants We have carried out all the […]

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Talking Mats to find out which activities children like

We are very grateful to Marieke Lindenschot from the Netherlands for this great blog about finding out what activities children like and we look forward to hearing the next stage of her PhD. For my PhD research in the Netherlands I use Talking Mats as a tool for my interviews with children. The children I interview vary in […]

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Keeping Safe -A new Talking Mats resource available to purchase

The Keeping Safe Talking Mat resource provides a structured framework to ask someone ’How’s your life going?  It has 3 topics: Your Well-being;  Relationships; Thoughts and Feelings Do you find it difficult discussing feelings with people who have limited understanding? Do you have limited time to discuss sensitive issues with people? Do you want to find […]

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” Mummy I don’t want to go to nursery today.”

Laura, shares a story from a speech and language therapy colleague. Her 4 year old daughter  was getting upset at the thought of going to nursery; she wanted to see if using a Talking Mat might shed some light on why she was upset as the reasons were unclear. Topic: Nursery Top Scale: Like/ Don’t know/ […]

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