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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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Running an Adult AAC Group – Experiences of SLT Students

As two Speech Language Therapy students at Massey University, we were given the opportunity to participate in CAGs at TalkLink. CAG stands for Communication Abilities Group; the group includes adults of all of ages and backgrounds, who each use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems as speech and/or language is difficult for them. The group come together to socialise and use their communication devices to discuss a variety of topics. CAGs happens every six weeks, at the Auckland TalkLink office.

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Our Superheroes: KiwiChat Camp 2016

Lest We Forget I attended one of the most moving ANZAC ceremonies I have ever attended over ANZAC weekend. It was part of TalkLink’s very successful 4th KiwiChat Camp. Reflecting on why the ceremony was so moving, I think it can be summed up in the word “participation”. Whether it was reciting a poem or …

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Tip of the Month – May 2016

Physical Accessibility Features for iOS 9 Devices iOS has built in features to help users with physical or motor challenges users get the most from their device. For users who are able to access the screen, however tire easily from typing features such as Predictive Text or Dictation may be helpful. Basic features Predictive text …

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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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OT Assistive Technology Symposium

OT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM  AUCKLAND,  4TH – 5TH JULY 2016 TalkLink and ATANZ bring you two days of practical, hands-on workshops for occupational therapists and other professionals working in the field of assistive technology.   To be held at: 11 Sutherland Street, Pt Chevalier, Auckland Map can be found here   A detailed programme can …

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Happy New Year 2016

As our team gears up for another busy year, it is time to catch up on a few tasks that I had planned to complete last year. One of these was to post the 2014-15 Annual Report in order to share some of the highlights and challenges of the past financial year.  I hope that …

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