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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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KiwiChat Day Term 2 – Auckland

The Term 2 “Senior” Kiwi Chat Day in Auckland saw a huge turn-out and was a great success! The Monster themed Kiwi Chat Day at Sommerville School. Everyone made at least one new friend and hugs were shared at the end of the day as well as plenty of great conversation on iPads, core boards …

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Tip of the Month – July 2016, supports for Dementia

Communication Supports for Individuals with Dementia WHY use visual communication supports? Individuals with dementia benefit from visual support systems in order to help them understand language and events around them, remember information and express themselves. Visual supports such as memory books have a huge wealth of evidence and research behind them. WHAT are visual communication

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Seeking Occupational Therapist Christchurch

Occupational Therapist

Are you a motivated Occupational Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced occupational therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology.

We currently have two full-time positions available in our Christchurch office. One is a permanent position and the other is one-year contract to cover parental leave.

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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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