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Overview of What is New in Talking Mats: App features, resources, training and projects

  • Lois Cameron (Talking Mats)

This session presents an overview of developments in Talking Mats in 2015 and will focus in particular on:

  • The use of Talking Mats to meet the requirements across the UK to involve children in their health and education planning.
  • The launch of the eating and drinking resource.
  • The new features of the digital Talking Mat which includes an ability to integrate photos from your camera roll into the mat as well as new sets.
  • Specialist training on the role of Talking Mats in decision-making and understanding capacity.

It will signpost participants to our current projects, e.g.Our free Talking Mats resource to gain feedback on AAC services; the free online learning resource Promoting Inclusion and Participation, for children who use AAC; Keeping Safe, enabling adults with learning disability to raise concerns; and Family Training, for family members who support people with dementia.

Age Group 
All Ages
Primary school
Secondary school
Special school
Further/Higher Ed.