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What is Talking Mats?

Here is an example of a Talking Mat. It is made up of three sets of picture communication symbols – topic, options and a visual scale – and a space on which to display them.

Once the topic has been chosen, the participant is given the options one at a time and asked to think about each one, placing it on the Talking Mat to indicate how they feel about it.

Talking Mat Evaluation

A Talking Mat is a visual communication framework which supports people with communication difficulties to express their feelings and views.


Staff Guide

TM Cards

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