Happy Christmas from Talking Mats

Talking Mat would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas 2106 has certainly been a busy year for us at Talking Mats. We have seen some staff changes saying goodbye to Jill hall and welcoming Morag Crawford. We were delighted when we brought Kirsty  onto our staff . Kirsty originally volunteered with us as […]

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Adding your own images to the Digital Talking Mats

We have received a number of requests to create a guide to adding your own images and creating submats with Digital Talking Mats and this blog will show you how. One of the features of Talking Mats is that we have developed a number of different symbol resources based on our research and clinical practice […]

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Talking Mats course for the  National Involvement Network (NIN) 

  This blog describes the foundation Talking Mats course we ran for members of the National Involvement Network. Following the seminars and the work to design a Charter for Involvement ‘Taking Part Talking Mat’ described in a previous blog , 16 people attended our  course run over three days with about a month between each […]

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New project using Digital Talking Mats to self manage

We are delighted to have been one of 15 new projects awarded funding from The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland. The ALLIANCE, in partnership with the Scottish Government have announced the funding in a second phase of the Transforming Self Management in Scotland Fund. Announcing the newly funded projects at the Self Management Awards, […]

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Sibling Attitudes

Exploring sibling attitudes towards participation when the younger sibling has a severe speech and language disability We were delighted to receive this publication from a friend and colleague, Prof Juan Bornman from Pretoria in South Africa. It reports on a study carried out with 27 typically developing children who have a younger sibling with a […]

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