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Can Talking Mats be used in research and evaluation?

A theme from our Seminar: Using Talking Mats in research and evaluation The 4 main discussions which emerged from this theme were: 1.How to evaluate the effectiveness of Talking Mats – this has been done in several projects which are listed on the Talking Mats website as well as by other researchers 2.Using Talking Mats […]

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Talking Mats Seminar

We had a very enjoyable and stimulating day yesterday at our Talking Mats seminar whose theme was ‘Extending the Reach and Use of Talking Mats’. We had 40 participants from throughout the UK and beyond who are all trained in the use of Talking Mats and were delighted that 5 colleagues from Sweden joined us. The […]

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A Right to Speak

On 12th June The Scottish Government published: A Right to Speak: Supporting Individuals who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication The report provides guidance to be used by people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), their families, strategic and operational heads within health boards, local authority social work and education departments and the voluntary sector. At […]

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National OT Conference

Lois and Anne Marie are ‘womaning’ a stand at the College of Occupational Therapists 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition from12-14 June 2012 at the SECC, Glasgow. Already there has been a very positive response to Talking Mats and we are delighted that OTs are so enthiusiatic and see the value of Talking Mats for their work. […]

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Embedding Talking Mats in Practice

We have been considering how best to make Talking Mats sustainable in organisations. We have developed a new structure for the training we provide to organisations to help them evaluate and embed the use of Talking Mats in their practice. We are proposing a 3 tier structure of bronze, silver and gold levels which will […]

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