Other People’s Research

We are delighted that other people are now using Talking Mats in Research. Here are some of the publications we have been sent. Please tell us about any others you know of.

Backman, E and Karlsson, A-K (2021) Children’s perspectives on mealtimes when living with a gastrostomy tube: A qualitative study.  Journal of Paediatric Nursing 58 (2021) 53-59

Mundt, I (2020) Theories that underpin the principles and strategies of the Talking Mats tool  Theories that underpin the principles and strategies of the Talking Mats tool 060920

Pampoulou, E. and Diamanti, I. (2020), “Graphic symbol preferences of adults with disabilities in one non-profit foundation in Greece”, Journal of Enabling Technologies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print (pub. online 22/07/20).

Stewart, Kitty and Bradshaw, Jill and Beadle-Brown, Julie  (2018) Evaluating service users’ experiences using Talking Mats®.   Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23  (2).   pp. 78-86.  ISSN 1359-5474 JB Stewart_Article_25.06.18

Bradshaw, Jill and Gore, Nick J. and Darvell, Cathy  (2018) Supporting the direct involvement of students with disabilities in functional assessment through use of Talking Mats®.   Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23  (2). Bradshaw et al 2018


Lauer N (2018)
Talking Mats App jetzt auf Deutsch erhaltlich
Aphasia und Schlaganfall “018 (March)
Click here to read 2018-03_BRA_Talking-Mats

Lauer, N (2018) Talking Mats App- jetzt in deutscher Sprache

Forum Logopadie Heft 2 (32) Marz 2018 19-21
Click here to read Lauer_2018_fl_Talking-Mats

The Tizard Centre: Finding out children’s goals for the future (2017)
Valuing the views of children with a learning disability – CBF and Mencap 2017 ,10-11
Click here to read  –  2017 CBF Tizard report


Boardman, L., Crichton, C., Butterworth, S. (2016). When you can’t talk about it: Using Talking Mats to enable an offender with communication difficulties to express his thoughts and beliefs. Probation Journal, Volume 63:1, page(s): 72-79

Exploring sibling attitudes towards participation when the younger sibling has a severe speech and language disability

Hansen,M., Harty,M,. Bornman,J. (2016)
South African Journal of Child Health 10(1) 47-51

The perspectives of adults with aphasia and their team members regarding the importance of nine life areas for rehabilitation: a pilot investigation
Lauren K. Pettit, Kerstin M. Tönsing & Shakila Dada (2016)
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 

Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10749357.2016.1207148

Therapy Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Professionals (Third Edition)

P Enderby and A John (Editors) (2015)
Available from  http://www.jr-press.co.uk/therapy-outcome-measures-rehabilitation-professionals.html

What communication strategies do AAC users want their communication partners to use? A preliminary study
Hanne Sofie Midtlin et al (2014)
Disability and Rehabilitation Early Online: 1–8

Talking Mats in a discussion group for people with Huntington’s disease
Lisa Hallberg  et al (2013)
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 2013; 8(1): 67–76

Communication Between Huntington’s Disease Patients, Their Support Persons and the Dental Hygienist Using Talking Mats

Ulrika Ferm et al (2012)
Huntington’s Disease – Core Concepts and Current Advances, Dr Nagehan Ersoy Tunali (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-953-0, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/huntington-s-disease-core-conceptsand-current-advances/communication-between-huntington-s-disease-patients-their-support-persons-and-thedental-hygienist-u

Management of speech, language and communication difficulties in Huntington’s disease
Alison Hamilton et al (2012)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Management 2(1), 67–77
For reprint orders, please contact: reprints@futuremedicine.com

Client Briefing: Eliciting Design Preferences from Building Users with Communication Impairments
Paul Jenkins (2012)
Buildings 2012, 2, 83-106; doi:10.3390/buildings2020083

Supporting conversation for people with dementia by introducing a computer-based third element to the interaction
Norman Alm et al (2011)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Part 1,8025 pp. 143–149

Using Talking Mats to support communication in persons with Huntington’s Disease
Ulrika Ferm et al (2009)
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 2009, iFirst Article, 1–14

“Fine Fine Fine!” – Consulting Children with Social Emotional Behavioural & Communication Difficulties. Laura Coakes (NHS Forth Valley) and Joan Murphy (2006)

Perspectives on AAC systems by users and their communication partners.  McCall et al (1997) European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 32, 235-256 1997