Talking Mats

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Talking Mats turns 21 on the 15 August 2019!

The initial idea for Talking Mats came out of a research project. The founder, Joan Murphy worked as a research speech and language therapist at the University of Stirling. Joan was joined by her colleague, Lois Cameron and in 2011 they established Talking Mats Social Enterprise.

Talking Mats is an evidence-based tool with over 130 publications highlighting the effectiveness and impact of using a visual communication framework. The Talking Mats team are passionate about Inclusive Communication. They work to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties by increasing their capacity to think and communicate effectively about things that matter to them.

Using Talking Mats helps people say more and enhances the quality of what they say. Training is key to effective use, there are 170 licenced trainers worldwide all working to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.

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Telephone: 01786 479511


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Twitter: @TalkingMats