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Talking Mats (Cancelled 1/11/2021)  logo event
Start date Tuesday 25 January 2022 Add to Outlook Calendar
Times 13:00 - 15:30 
Arrival Time 13:00 
Closing date Tuesday 11 January 2022
Virtual Room (Teams etc), Remote BCP Council, Remote locations, Bourne Avenue, BH2 6DY
Venue notes This is an online venue. Exact details of how to join the online event and timings, are either attached in the booking confirmation or may be sent by the event leader/event admin nearer the time, by email or in a meeting request. 
Event Leader Kate Tuck 
Event Contributor
Kate Tuck 
Admin Contact Jackie Horne (
Event Description
Talking Mats is a person-centred communication framework that helps children and adults:
•think about and express their views

•have more choice and control in their lives

•be more involved in decisions that affect them.

Event Outcomes The training allows you to:
•Understand and use the Talking Mats framework;
•Think creatively about how to use Talking Mats in your setting;
•Reflect on your own communication.
Course Structure:
•Three remote learning video sessions by Zoom/Teams. Participants are expected to attend all 3 sessions. Sessions last for 2.5 hours and include a screen break.
Course Content:
•Presentations, videos and activities to consolidate learning;•Assignments, including making a short film of using a Talking Mat thatwill be shared in the last Zoom/Teams session. This will be a smallergroup session to allow for in depth discussion. 
Course Cost £ 225 
Event Charges Notes boost funding for BCP schools 
Maximum places 18 
Minimum places
Programme Area Adult Social Care / Children and Young People's Social Care / Early Help (0-19) / Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / SEN and disabilities 
Event Notes Attendance at all 3 sessions is essential. Event delivered virtually by Zoom. You will be required to have your camera on. By booking on this event you are giving consent for your name and email contact details to be shared with Talking Mats. Please note if a notice of cancellation is not received by 8am on Day 1 of the training a 50% charge will be made. 
No of sessions There are 3 sessions between Tuesday 25 January 2022 and Tuesday 1 March 2022