communication disability and cost benefit analysis

A pound invested in Keeping Safe saves services £23.00

 ‘For every pound invested in the Talking Mats Keeping Safe resource and training there is a potential saving to services of £23.00’ .This was the findings of a cost benefit analysis carried out during the development phase of the Keeping Safe Talking Mat resource.  A Cost-benefit analysis demonstrates the overall economic value of an intervention […]

Read More »


Thinking Ahead: supporting people to plan for the future

This new resource has been developed by Strathcarron Hospice and Talking Mats to help people with advanced illness or long term conditions to think ahead and plan for the future. It consists of a booklet and 3 topic symbol sets: Affairs; Care/treatment; Personal values It can be used to help people have conversations about: • […]

Read More »


Talking Mats – 2 learning opportunities for February

Do you want to introduce Talking Mats to people with a communication disability and autism, but know they will need support to learn it? We are holding a 2 hour seminar on the 1st of February in Stirling to share ways of supporting people with autism to learn to use Talking Mats and express their […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »


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  […]

Read More »