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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Fantastic Talking Mats Launch

On Thursday 12th September Talking Mats we had a great evening as we launched: First version of Digital Talking Mats New Children and Young People’s resource New Health and Well-being resource New symbols New website Over 80 people attended the event which took place at the beautiful Stirling College Campus. The speakers gave funny and […]

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Want to consult Children and Young People? Use Talking Mats and GIRFEC

One of the things I love about Talking Mats is that it can be used by all agencies. When thinking about the rationale behind GIRFEC the main focus is to encourage professionals to work together. It is so refreshing to have a resource that is recognised and used across the agencies. It is not necessary […]

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