Talking Mats Consultations
Talking Mats improves lives
Talking Mats is a powerful communication framework designed to help people with communication difficulties express their feelings, views and opinions. Done as a 1:1 consultation, an individual with a communication difficulty is given the opportunity to organize his/her thoughts using pictures to express their well-being. It can be used with children or adults, regardless of their diagnosis or ability to speak. Using this easy to use, non-judgmental approach, individuals can express their preferences or concerns on many topics. Watch the short videos below to see how Talking Mats can be used with school-aged youth as well as adults with aphasia. Transitions are an ideal time to use Talking Mats to help participants make a plan for life after school, employment and recreational/social opportunities.
Talking Mats is a researched-based methodology developed by speech and language therapists at the University of Stirling in Scotland. It's used widely in the UK, Europe and Australia and now is available in Massachusetts or anywhere thanks to the Internet! Especially during the COVID pandemic, we use the digital version of Talking Mats which can be done via Zoom on a desktop computer or iPad.
To learn more about getting a Talking Mats consultation, please contact Randi Sargent, Certified Talking Mats Practitioner at rsargent(at)sayitwithsymbols.com, 866-544-9540. Or place your order online and use the comment field above to tell us about your need.