Hearing the Voices of Looked After Children and Young People

Laura Holmes was pleased to meet up with Rachel Clemow, Head Teacher and Donna Wood, Education Support Worker who work for the Virtual Schools Team in Wigan to find out about the impact of Talking Mats training. Donna accessed a Talking Mats Training last year delivered by a Talking Mats  accredited Trainer in Wigan Educational […]

Talking Mats topics

We’re always amazed to hear from people about the variety of topics they cover using Talking Mats –from how someone is managing their self care or domestic tasks, to arranging a wedding, or thinking about whats important at a funeral. As a communication tool Talking Mats maximises a person’s capacity to reflect on a topic and express […]

Happy Christmas from Talking Mats

Talking Mat would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas 2106 has certainly been a busy year for us at Talking Mats. We have seen some staff changes saying goodbye to Jill hall and welcoming Morag Crawford. We were delighted when we brought Kirsty  onto our staff . Kirsty originally volunteered with us as […]

Hearing the voice of the child

We are grateful to Emma Atkiss, one of our accredited trainers for this interesting report. The purpose of The Voice of the Child pilot project carried out by the Wigan Pathfinder team was to obtain pupil views using a viable tool.  The team selected Talking Mats as a framework to support pupils to express their […]

Adding photos to your digital Talking Mat

Many of you have requested the ability to add your own photos into the digital Talking Mat.The new version of the app allows you to do just that. It is a great feature particularly, if you want to reflect on a particular activity like a day out or a holiday. I thought I would try […]