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Having Better Conversations – Using Talking Mats Resources (Part 2)

In the second of two blogs, we talk about how using Talking Mats Resources can help people have better conversations.    Our first Resources blog (https://www.talkingmats.com/resources-with-training/) focused on the resource bundles which are available to purchase with our Foundation Training course.  This second blog focuses on the resources which are available to people who have completed […]

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Having Better Conversations – Using Talking Mats Resources (Part 1)

In the first of two blogs, we talk about how using Talking Mats Resources can help people have better conversations. Talking Mats provides a visual framework to help people express their views and feelings, using a selection of communication symbols that cover a variety of topics.  Talking Mats resources are used by many professionals across […]

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Therapy Goal Setting with Children in a Specialist SLCN Setting

Many thanks to Charlotte Phillips and Laura Douglas, SLTs at Blossom House School, New Malden, for this latest guest blog which looks at how Talking Mats are used for therapy goal setting within the context of a specialist school for children with SLCN.   Further information can be found on their RCSLT Poster Presentation (September […]

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Mental Health – Using Talking Mats for organising and expressing thoughts

Many thanks to Georgia Bowker-Brady, Advanced Specialist SLT (Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust) for this latest guest blog. I attended the Talking Mats training in June and I work in both dementia care and acute mental health in-patient services. I had initially imagined that I would primarily be using the Talking Mats to support the dementia […]

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Talking Mats and Supported Decision Making

  Many thanks to Claire Wiseman & Ann Lafferty from The Advocacy Project (Scotland) for this guest blog, including a great example of how Talking Mats helped a young woman with learning  disabilities and psychosis share her views about being in hospital, receiving medical treatment and her preferences in respect of future post discharge welfare decisions: […]

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