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Talking Mats | Symbol Mat | Word Mat
This is a slightly more complicated Talking Mat designed for someone with good reading and writing skills.   It has three (A4 sized) sections and was designed as an ongoing way for a child to keep track of and communicate their thoughts and feelings.   When first used, lots of strips of paper with words on them were provided.   These contained things we knew the child's preferences on (as a control) and things we wanted to know about.   We also provided blank strips that could be written on.   The strips were attached to the support with Blu-tack so that it could eventually go on the wall and be easy to add do or reorganise.