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Talking Mats in Cyprus – Another pin in the map

  Many thanks to our Talking Mats Founder, Dr Joan Murphy, for this latest blog talking about the training course she recently delivered at the Cyprus University of Technology. Cyprus is a beautiful Mediterranean island with a population of approximately 1 million. I was invited by Dr Eliada Pampoulou to run a 2-day course on Talking […]

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When Supported People can Help Others Improve their Support

Many thanks to Paddy Carstairs, Development Worker (NIN) at ARC Scotland, for this guest blog describing the recent Talking Mats ‘Charter for Involvement’ project.   The National Involvement Network (NIN) is a large group of people who get support from different organisations across Scotland. Members meet to share ideas and experiences of being involved in […]

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Supporting Communication – Secondary-Aged Pupils with SEBN

Many thanks to Lynn Blair, SLT (NHS North Lanarkshire) for writing this guest blog describing a recent project in which she and her colleagues used Talking Mats to gather the thoughts of secondary-aged pupils with social, emotional and behavioural support needs: Do you remember your school janitor? Was he/she a cheery soul who you enjoyed talking to?  Perhaps […]

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How Talking Mats Makes a Difference in a Forensic LD Setting

Many thanks to Susan Gowland, SLT at NHS Fife Forensic Learning Disability Service, for this guest blog summarising the fantastic presentation she delivered at our TM is 21 event in August 2019.   As a speech and language therapist within NHS Fife’s forensic learning disability service, I work across two low secure wards. In my presentation […]

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End of Life

Using Talking Mats to Support People to Think Ahead

Many thanks to Dr Sally Boa, Head of Education, Research and Practice Development at Strathcarron Hospice in Stirlingshire, for this latest guest blog – linking to her great presentation at our TM is 21 event in August.  Sally’s presentation – Talking Mats and Palliative care – focused on using Talking Mats in Palliative and End of Life Care, and included information […]

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