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Talking Mats at the “aphasia days” in Germany

Talking Mats is now used in many countries all over the world.  As part of our #TMis21 blog series, we wanted to share this great example of Talking Mats being used in Germany. In March 2019 Prof. Dr. Norina Lauer (OTH Regensburg) and Elena Maxheimer held a lecture and a workshop about Talking Mats at […]

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Thinking Ahead – How Talking Mats can support Difficult Conversations

Rachel Woolcomb, our Talking Mats OT Associate, shares a recent personal experience where she used Talking Mats to support a difficult conversation: The vision of Talking Mats is to improve the lives of people with communications difficulties. I have been reflecting recently on the definition of ‘communication difficulties.’ When I first heard about, and started […]

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Embedding Talking Mats – From Training to Practice

At Talking Mats, we offer a range of training models that are tailored to suit individual teams and/or organisations and that help them develop their services to people with communication disability. The one which best supports participants to embed Talking Mats in their practice /organisation is the Enhanced Talking Mats training This course […]

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An Interview with Joan Murphy, Founder of Talking Mats

Last week, Laura Holmes, our NW England Associate, had the pleasure of interviewing our inspirational Founder, Joan Murphy. Joan will be retiring after our Talking Mats 21 event on 15th August 2019 and so this was a great opportunity to find out more about her Talking Mats experiences: Are there any stand-out moments for you, […]

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What is Talking Mats? An Interview with Lois Cameron

Many thanks to Jenny Trott for our new guest blog about her interview with Talking Mats Director, Lois Cameron – Jenny’s video provides some great information about the Talking Mats approach and our original and digital resources: A year ago I started my YouTube channel ( as a way of supporting parents and carers with information and inspiration. […]

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