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Using Talking Mats to Empower People with Dementia to Actively Participate in Decision Making

Many thanks to Mary Walsh, Health Service Executive (HSE) Senior SLT at St Mary’s Hospital, Dublin for this fantastic blog post about their project involving use of Talking Mats to support people with Dementia to participate in decision making related to their needs: In September 2016 Aideen Lawlor (SLT Manager) and I (Senior SLT) won the […]

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Working with Freeset – a Fairtrade business

If you have purchased one of our resources, chances are you have a Talking Mats bag. Last week, I went to West Bengal in India to visit Freeset, the Fairtrade business that supplies our bags. West Bengal has been recording a high crime rate against women over the past several years. The state shares a […]

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Introducing our New Talking Mats OT Associate

We are delighted to introduce Rachel Woolcomb our first Talking Mats OT Associate.  She is joining the Talking Mats Team and will be working to develop awareness and use of Talking Mats by Occupational Therapists.  I will let Rachel introduce herself: I am delighted that Talking Mats have asked me to join their team for one […]

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Working in the Criminal Justice System? TOP 5 Blogs

Thanks so much to all the practitioners who have sent us guest blogs about using Talking Mat in a Criminal Justice setting. Here are our top 5 – in no particular order! 1. Supporting Families in the Criminal Justice System: Sally Kedge, Speech and Language Therapist from Trouble Talking New Zealand shares two powerful case […]

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Improving Communication with Board Games

  Improving communication with board games Thanks to Karen MacKay from Focus Games for this new guest blog.  Playing board games can deliver more benefits than just having fun with friends and family. In the workplace they help people to learn, collaborate and communicate, while they are having fun: 1. Breaking the ice Ever attended an […]

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