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Talking Mats Courses

Talking Mats® has the potential for use with a wide range of people. It is a visual framework, which helps people think about issues and provides them with a way of expressing their views more easily.


Could Talking Mats help you?

Talking Mats® has the potential for use with a wide range of people. It is a visual framework, which helps people think about issues and provides them with a way of expressing their views more easily.

Participants have included Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Doctors, Nurses, Advocacy Workers, Service Planners, Social Workers, Speech-Language Therapists, Care Workers, Teachers, Rehabilitation Assistants, Researchers, Psychologists.

Clients can include people with a learning disability, stroke, dementia, neurological difficulties, mental health issues, the elderly, children and young people.

Course Format:

This one-day Foundation Training Course delivered by Talking Mats Accredited Trainers, combines hands-on experience of Talking Mats with role-play, discussion and reflection of the use of the tool in a variety of real-life situations. The morning will provide background information, experience opportunities to use Talking Mats, useful models to think about communication and complexity of language. There will also be film footage of a range of people with communication difficulties using Talking Mats. The afternoon will focus on using Talking Mats in real life situations and planning how to develop its use in participants’ own work environment.  

Each participant will receive a resource as part of the course (three sets of option cards) and will also have access to purchasing further sets at a much-reduced price. Participants select a resource most suited for their client group to accompany their training from the sets available on the day. 


Fee: $330 per person (including GST). Fee includes a Talking Mats symbol set of your choosing.

Morning tea provided. BYO lunch.

Courses need a minimum of 8 people to run. 

This course is being run with all government guidelines in place. Physical distancing will be observed. Should the situation regarding events change, we will be in touch.


Upcoming Courses

Online Talking Mats Foundation Training - held via Zoom - registrations are closed

Tuesday 7th June - 9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday 14th June - 9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday 5th July - 9:30am - 11:30am

You need to attend all three workshops to become certified. Spaces are limited


In person training

Auckland - Thursday 4th August, 9am - 4:30pm

Venue TBC

Registrations close 29th July. Spaces are limited. 


If you are wanting to attend, but these dates do not suit you, please register and select the expression of interest option, so we can keep your details on file. 


Cancellations need to be made at least 5 days prior to the course, no refunds will be given if cancelled within this time. 

Please email courses@talklink.org.nz if you would like to enquire about running a course in your area.

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