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Virtual Talking Mats Research Network Launched

Thanks to all the people who have expressed an interest in the Talking Mats research group . We are excited to see the range of research going on and how people are using Talking Mats as a research tool in a variety of settings e.g. universities, NHS, not for profit organisations, youth justice – and […]

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Positive Behaviour Support and Talking Mats

  Many thanks to our new Talking Mats Research Associate, Dr Jill Bradshaw (Tizard Centre, University of Kent), for this latest blog focusing on how Talking Mats can help people with communication difficulties to express themselves – to help work out the reasons for behaviour that challenges. We know that around 10-15% of people with […]

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When is a Talking Mat not a Talking Mat?

It’s always great to see pictures of Talking Mats on social media.  The stories behind them, and the positive changes that can result for people keeps us motivated to share this powerful tool. It is apparent however that not all pictures that are called Talking Mats are actually Talking Mats!  For example, TOP SCALES   If the  […]

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Having Better Conversations – Using Talking Mats Resources (Part 2)

In the second of two blogs, we talk about how using Talking Mats Resources can help people have better conversations.    Our first Resources blog (https://www.talkingmats.com/resources-with-training/) focused on the resource bundles which are available to purchase with our Foundation Training course.  This second blog focuses on the resources which are available to people who have completed […]

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Having Better Conversations – Using Talking Mats Resources (Part 1)

In the first of two blogs, we talk about how using Talking Mats Resources can help people have better conversations. Talking Mats provides a visual framework to help people express their views and feelings, using a selection of communication symbols that cover a variety of topics.  Talking Mats resources are used by many professionals across […]

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