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New Developments in Talking Mats: Digital Talking Mat, bespoke visual images, children and young people

  • Lois Cameron (Talking Mats Ltd)
  • Sally Boa (Talking Mats Ltd)

This session presents new developments in 2013 for Talking Mats:

  • The development of bespoke visual images: a three-way partnership between a leading comic artist, speech and language therapists, and people with communication disability. The images take account of language and conceptual issues.
  • The Digital Talking Mat: this is a resource which will work on iPad, tablet or computer. The selection of topics is based on the World Health Organisation International Classification of Function Disability and Health (WHO-ICF). This provides a comprehensive and engaging framework to explore key life issues with individuals and supports involvement in all aspects of life planning.
  • Specific resources for children and young people to support GIRFFEC based on WHO ICF-CY.

The session will explore potential uses and advantages of these developments and describe how they fit into the existing range of Talking Mats resources, training, consultancy and research.

Level of Session 
Age Group 
All Ages