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Talking Mats is 21

We are all looking forward to celebrating Talking Mats is 21 on the 15th August The morning is aimed at people who are experienced Talking Mats practitioners and will extend thinking and Talking Mats practice. There are an interesting range of parallel sessions to choose from. Each participant will get to choose three topics to […]

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Using AAC: Remembering the Importance of Communicating Offline

Many thanks to Joan Murphy, our Talking Mats Founder, for this great blog sharing Jeppe Forchhammer’s thoughts about the importance of social communication – communicating ‘offline’  – for AAC users: I met Jeppe Forchhammer at the 2019 ISAAC Conference in Denmark. We had an interesting conversation about the importance of social communication for AAC users and […]

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Using Talking Mats as a ‘Thinking Tool’ for Student Supervision

Here Laura Holmes, our North-West England Associate, describes how she used Talking Mats to support mid and end of placement reviews with a Speech and Language Therapy Student: I am very familiar with using Talking Mats to help the children I work with to express their views and opinions – to give them a voice […]

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Shared Decision Making and Goal Setting – how can we use Talking Mats to support delivery of Personalised Care?

In this latest blog, our Talking Mats OT Associate, Rachel Woolcomb tells us how Talking Mats can support delivery of Personalised Care: “Person centred practice”, and “partnership approach” are common phrases heard in health and social care settings but what does this really mean in practice? How good are we at ensuring our service users are […]

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How do I feel about going on a Residential School Trip?

  In this latest blog, Laura Holmes (Talking Mats Associate based in Stockport) shares a great example of how Talking Mats can be used by education staff to help children to share their thoughts and feelings: One of Teaching Assistants I work with at Woodley Primary School in Stockport, Lucie Porteus, attended Talking Mats Foundation […]

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