Gearing up for the Future; it’s not just the symbols

Although we are working very hard on developing our app; delivering new products using our new symbols and developing our new website we are not forgetting the need to look after our Customers. As a result Talking Mats is looking hard at how to improve out interaction with our customers and contacts. To this end […]

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Asking the right question with Talking Mats

Theme 1 from Talking Mats Seminar: How do we vary the top scale? One of the key skills in using Talking Mats is getting the top scale to reflect the question that you are asking and to be consistent. WRITE IT DOWN SO YOU CAN STICK TO IT! The following range of 3 point top […]

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Developing an App for people with communication difficulties

We are about to launch a digital version of Talking Mats which uses our brand new images, specially designed by a leading comic artist. We are currently in the testing phase to check how it is received by different client groups and professionals and to iron out any glitches. We are planning to launch a […]

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How Talking Mats helps personalisation

I want to go on holiday on my own! At a recent training Jenn Hall who is a Personalisation Development Worker, told the story of her first use of Talking Mats. She used it with a woman that she has known for some time to discuss her views about her going on holiday. The lady […]

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Preventing abuse and supporting disclosure for people with a learning disability

Talking Mats has been working with Survivor Scotland.  They are the organisation that oversees the National Strategy for Survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland. They have focused their work on a whole range of people but recognise the incidence of abuse within Learning disability is very high and that people with a learning disability often […]

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