Ready made symbols sets – advantages and disadvantages

Thanks to Helen Beltran for this thought provoking blog. I am an Accredited Talking Mats Trainer and have just finished a great week of training in my local area, Inverclyde, Scotland. This was the first time I had given out symbol sets to everyone who completed the training. What difference did it make? Everyone was able […]

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Helping to care for my brother-‘there’s only one thing I don’t like’

We are very grateful to Rhona Matthews for sending us this moving blog. ‘‘I met with Katie, the worker at Perth Young Carers who did the Talking Mats training and she told me this story: It is recognised that there are many positive outcomes from being a carer. For some young people helping care for a […]

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Annual Report: Talking Mats style

It’s that time again when we have to write our Annual Report. This year we decided to make it (hopefully) more interesting and informative to read and (definitely) more enjoyable to write.  So we have done it in the form of mind maps. The first is a summary of all that we have achieved in […]

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Good Things: Good communication is central to active participation

Thanks to Andrea  McQueen from Australia for this lovely blog describing the Good Things Project which shows how good communication is central to active participation for people with intellectual disabilities Across the world, many thousands of people with intellectual disabilities live in group homes. These are houses in the community shared by about four to […]

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Would you like to work with the Talking Mats team?

We are looking for another Associate to work with the Talking Mats team in Stirling (3 days per week). Talking Mats Ltd is a Social Enterprise which is expanding and developing into new areas and topics.  The job will contribute to training, to the ongoing development of resources and to research and consultancy. We are looking for someone with real enthusiasm and experience […]

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