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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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TalkLink and The Cerebral Palsy Society

The Cerebral Palsy Society and the TalkLink Trust have had an affiliation for many years. Many of the people we work alongside belong to the Cerebral Palsy Society and the Cerebral Palsy Society has helped support some of their members attend KiwiChat Camp in recent years. Their magazine is also a wealth of interesting articles, so we were very excited when Read More

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TalkLink – Jamie Blair the Emergent Communicator and Reader

Meet Jamie, a happy, busy, active 11 year old boy like any other.  At age 3 he was diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual disability.  Jamie has the mental age of a 3-4 year old, he presently can’t read or write.  Jamie has limited expressive communication and up until the age 9 he had little receptive language, meaning he had difficulty Read More

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Mackenzie’s Voice

Mackenzie Kench and Attitude Live have worked together to create this fantastic documentary about Mackenzie’s communication. Mackenzie is a long standing TalkLink client and a great advocate for those who use AAC. See the link below to watch the full documentary.    Mackenzie’s Voice       The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Fern JonesSpeech Language Therapist at Read More

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KiwiChat Camp 2016

In February 2010 the first ever KiwiChat Camp was held at Totara Springs Camp in Matamata and due to the overwhelming success, KiwiChat Camp was repeated again in May 2011 and February 2014. We plan to run another Totara Springs Camp in the April 2016 school holidays.

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Tip of the Month May – Apps for sharing and schedules

  As the iPad app world continues to grow and develop, we thought it was time to have a look at some apps that are useful for sharing photos and videos and for visual schedules. The apps listed below are a small selection of the many that are available on the Apple App store.  These apps are useful for both Read More

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Creating communication Opportunities Throughout the School day

Creating Communication Opportunities throughout the school day A practical course for education and health professionals, families, whanau and other interested people. This workshop looks at ways to maximise the use of low tech communication tools to support student’s expressive and receptive communication skills.

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