Talking Mats

Communication tool for when communication is difficult
Package contains book, DVD and a mat
This tool was developed by speech therapists and researched with dementia clients
Evidence has shown that this tool enhances the reliability of information given by the person with dementia, their engagement has been noted to improve and conversations lasted longer with less repetition
Mat can be photographed and included in care-plans.
Where to buy:
Training courses run in Ireland: £160 – £250, includes packages as part of the course.