Talking Mats online training course
Do you need a communication framework that helps children and adults
1. Understand and express their views
2. Reflect and support their thinking particularly when decisions are to be made
3. Evidence that they are involved in planning and that intervention is person centred
Do you need a course that
1. Involves no travel
2. Can be completed in your own time in 6 weeks
3. Supports your learning with access to personalised individual feedback from Talking Mats tutors in Stirling
This course will help you to:
- Use the framework to become a skilled Talking Mats listener.
- Reflect on your own communication
- Personalise to your own setting so you can use Talking Mats for a range of purposes within your work or at home.
- Use a tool which evidences your commitment to person centred working.
- To connect with practitioners across the world through the online forum
The course is designed to take 12 hours of your time – that should include going through the modules and undertaking the tasks and activities. However, everybody works at a different rate so for some it may be quicker and for others longer. You can do the assignments at your own pace but it is important that you complete all the tasks within 6 weeks. As part of the course you will be asked to make a short film of you doing a Talking Mat and you will receive individual feedback from a Talking Mats tutor. You will be given a submission date and this will be no later than a week before the end of the course.
“I’ve really enjoyed doing something so meaningful, and which is having such a positive impact on my practice.” Additional Support Needs Teacher
“It has helped me to think about communication in new ways and I feel confident about using Talking Mats now.” Social Worker
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