The Primary resource helps children to understand, think about and then express their views in a visual way using specially designed communication symbols on 3 topics relating to their Primary years:

My Body and skills – how the child is growing and developing

What I do and my support – the child’s experience of activities and the support they receive

My Wider World – the child’s experience of the communities where they grow up

This makes the GIRFEC and WHO ICF-CY frameworks meaningful and accessible.

(GIRFEC – Getting It Right for Every Child Scotland) (WHO ICF-CY- World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health – Children and Young People)

Clear selection

With the Original Resource you get:

  • Textured Mat
  • 3 packs of specially designed communication symbols on My Body and Skills, What I do and my support and My Wider World
  • A set of 8 symbols covering well-being indicators
  • Consulting Children and Young People Primary Booklet
  • Film clips of young people using Talking Mats
  • Talking Mats Book- (A Resource to Enhance Communication)
  • All in a portable Fairtrade bag

With the Digital Resource you have:

  • Access to the specifically designed sets of symbols that you have bought
  • An ability to add in your own images and personalise the conversation to suit the needs of the thinker
  • A personal secure log on
  • Instant reports with a facility to capture the context and nuance of the Mat
  • A filing system that enables you to organise and review your thinkers’ views in a systematic and secure way
  • No limits to the amount number of Mats that can be created and stored

NB To purchase the Digital Talking Mats directly, please email with your request.

You can also buy either of these resources as a part of the Consulting Children and Young People bundle – you’ll get more for your money.