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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listening is a patient safety issue

Listening to our customers

We are always very grateful for comments and suggestions about our resources, so have been listening to our customers and working to upgrade the Talking Mats Health and Well-being resource and the 4 digital resources. There are several additions which apply to both the original and the digital versions of Health and Well-being. Originally we had […]

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Talking Mats collaborative ‘wall’

Thanks to Rosie Murray for this great blog describing how she used a collaborative Talking Mats ‘Wall’ to help students comment on how different activities inside and outside college make them feel. As a student, I trained in the Talking Mats approach, after finding it incredibly useful in clinical placements. I am now a speech […]

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