Dementia and Mealtimes

One of the issues which has emerged from  previous Talking Mats and dementia projects is that many people with dementia experience difficulties with mealtimes and that it can affect people at any stage of dementia. Mealtimes involve two of our most fundamental human needs, the basic physiological requirements for food and drink and interpersonal involvement. Mealtimes […]

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New Year’s Resolution Talking Mat

Get your New Year’s resolution Talking Mat here! Talking Mats is a social enterprise whose  vision is to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties. 2015 has been another exciting year for us. We have had great opportunities to work with a fantastic range of people and hear great stories: from wee ones in […]

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Talking Mats team chat about Christmas

Fika (coffee time)  in the Talking Mats office is always interesting.  Recently we got chatting about Christmas preparations and who had the longest ‘to do’ list.  There was a definite variation in enthusiasm for all things Christmas.  We needed to do a Talking Mat! This was done on our digital Talking Mats – it’s  easy […]

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Building the Digital Talking Mats

We are delighted that Nick Stewart, Director, Software and Products with Arum Systems, the IT Consultancy who have built the Digital Talking Mats has chosen TM as his favourite project for a case study. Here is an extract from his case study describing the Challenge and Process of working with Talking Mats.  The Challenge The challenge was taking the existing […]

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Hearing the voice of the child

We are grateful to Emma Atkiss, one of our accredited trainers for this interesting report. The purpose of The Voice of the Child pilot project carried out by the Wigan Pathfinder team was to obtain pupil views using a viable tool.  The team selected Talking Mats as a framework to support pupils to express their […]

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