Are you working with a client who is in the early stages of communication development? Not sure where to start? This month’s “Tip of the Month” is all about working with emergent communicators. We have put together 12 top tips to help you get started. December Tip of the Month 2013 Emergent Communicators The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Read More
Are you a motivated OT who enjoys technology?
The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking an Occupational Therapist who wishes to develop advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. This is a unique opportunity to join a specialist service and growing area of work.
Are you looking for new ways to support someone’s understanding? Touch Cues may be a great tool to add to your ‘toolbox’ when working with people with significant or complex needs. Touch Cues
Often, messages between school and home are written in notebooks by teachers and parents. They are read by teachers and parents, and our students play little part in the sharing of information and news.
The money raised will be going to our KiwiChat Camp 2014 fund. KiwiChat Camp is an opportunity for our younger clients and their families to spend 5 days in Matamata learning and practising using their communication devices through fun and motivating activities.
Activity boards are a fantastic way to get the most out of communication opportunities for students who are developing their skills using AAC. The vocabulary for activity boards should be selected to match the targeted activity. This can help to focus your student and also help new communication partners feel comfortable.
The TalkLink Trust is always looking for new ways to support our clients, their families and the professional team around them. Over a number of years we have supported the local teams in Auckland to run a “Kiwi Chat Day” or “Chat About day”. This is an opportunity for students to come together from all over Auckland,
Mackenzie Kench has used AAC tools and strategies most of her life. As part of a University assignment she had to create a 10 minute documentary. Mackenzie says: “I decided to do a documentary about Minspeak, because many people I meet are baffled by how I communicate.
TalkLink is raising donations to help fund the KiwiChat camp. Please help us by clicking on the Givealittle donation box on our website. Every little bit counts here, no matter how small your donation it will help make this a reality for the kids who attend this very special event. Help spread the word to all your …
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.