Talking Mats enables you to have better conversations with people with communication difficulties. It provides a visual framework to help people express their views using a selection of communication symbols that cover a variety of topics. Talking Mats is used by clinical practitioners, social workers, education staff, advocates, carers and support workers in a wide range of health, social care, residential and education settings. Talking Mats products are available as both an original low-tech and digital resource.
You can try Talking Mats out by downloading our Digital Taster or Digital Lite versions.
We recognise that organisations may want to purchase several logons for staff to access digital Talking Mats and we will consider applications to seek an ‘organisational Talking Mats digital licence’. Please contact the office on 01786 479511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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We have developed a range of Talking Mats symbol sets called “Conversation Topics” which can be used by people of all ages and abilities to take part in conversations and have a chat. These are available for anyone who has completed a Talking Mats course. For more information please contact the office on 01786 479511 or email email@example.com
Keeping Safe and Thinking Ahead
- Give people time to reflect on their lives and raise concerns using the Talking Mats Keeping Safe resource. This can help you to explore sensitive issues in a non-threatening way by creating a listening space, simplifying abstract ideas, supporting thoughts while encouraging expression and decision making.
- Support people to express their views and help them plan for end of life using the Thinking Ahead resource. It will also be helpful for many other people to consider future options in their lives.These are available for anyone who has completed a Talking Mats course. For more information please contact the office on 01786 479511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org