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Welcome to The TalkLink Trust


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  • TalkLink works with people of all ages who, due to a disability, have difficulties with speaking, writing, learning and/or with controlling their environment.
  • The TalkLink Trust has contracts with the Ministry of Health and ACC which allows TalkLink to offer free specialist assessment services to eligible clients.
  • The TalkLink team is able to provide services throughout New Zealand, and usually travel to meet with their clients in a location chosen by the client.

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Justin Tate

Justin Tate, our amazing IT Systems Manager, Tech Support and repair guru, sadly passed away recently after a long illness. His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and we are working hard to ensure that all the great support that he has provided our staff, suppliers and clients over the past 13 …

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AAC Tools Workshops

AAC Tools Workshop A practical, hands-on workshop where clinicians can upskill around the latest AAC systems available for trial and assessment consideration. This 6 hour workshop will focus on Low, Mid and High-tech options for clients who meet CAT Level 1 criteria. The day focusses on using SETT toinform decision making, identifying important features and …

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Tip of the Month – July 2018: Overcoming barriers to writing

Overcoming Barriers to Writing Writing with alternate pencils Writing – putting our thoughts on paper to share with others now or later, in the same space as us, or at a distance – is a complex task.  It involves many facets all coming together more or less simultaneously.  This includes, but is not limited to: …

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Tip of the Month – June 2018: Voice Control of Mobile Phones

Voice Control of Mobile Phones People can often struggle with using their mobile phones with their hands for a number of reasons, such as: Decreased upper limb function/movement Visual problems Decreased hand function/dexterity Tremors Decreased cognition It is a lot more common for people to own ‘Smart Phones’ these days, which, with a little bit …

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Seeking Speech-Language Therapist

An SLT is required to work in the Wellington team office in the area of AAC and Assistive Technology.

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Talking Mats Courses 2018

  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 …

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The 2017 TalkLink Year

This year has been a very busy one, with a number of highlights, which we have tried to capture in our Annual Report. . The Annual Report is now available, and can be downloaded here. We hope that it highlights the work we do, and some of the challenges we face moving forward. Next year …

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Tip of the Month – October 2017: Emergent Literacy

Emergent Literacy   Predictable Chart Writing – writing WITH students.   Engaging some students in reading and writing can be difficult.  Linking to students’ personal experiences and  personalising books to individual students, or groups of students, can assist with motivation to read.  By incorporating pictures and text that relate directly to students, their interests and …

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