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What does Talking Mats training allow you to do?

Standard Training  Attending one of our standard training courses will: Provide you with a range of practical tools and models that will help you evaluate a person’s ability and their level of support required Give you a holistic framework to support people with communication disability Build your confidence in using Talking Mats Encourage your creativity […]

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My wider world - Primary

What’s in the children and young people Talking Mats resource?

  We wanted to develop a tool that would give a holistic picture of how a child or young person feels about their lives at home at school and in their communities. We took into account the significant developmental changes that occur from 3 to 17 years and the influence of environmental and personal factors […]

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Why are Talking Mats and CIRCA powerful communication systems?

By Dr Norman Alm, School of Computing, University of Dundee.   Have been thinking for some years – and having dialogues with Joan Murphy – about this : would it be possible to come up with a new type of AAC where both the non-speaking person and their communication partner(s) were equally in joint control of some sort […]

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Giving My Speech at the Talking Mats launch

How Talking Mats has helped me make decisions and supported me to share my views

Speech presented at the launch of new Talking Mats Resources Hello everyone, my name is Greig McMurchie and I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you all here today. If I look familiar it may be because you recognised me from the original talking mat video, where I had a cameo appearance with […]

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Communication Matters: the key AAC conference in the UK

Cathy Harris Chair of Communication Matters has written this short blog for us ‘It was great to have the Talking Mats team in the exhibition at the Communication Matters Conference this year. We had nearly 400 delegates gathering at Leeds University. The combination of a new venue with excellent accommodation and food combined with the […]

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