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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 Sibling Camp 2017 – Part 1 of 2

We were very excited to host our first ever Circus themed KiwiChat Sibling Camp in the April school holidays.  Sibling Camp was a two day experience designed to provide siblings of children who use AAC with the opportunity to: Connect with other siblings of children who use communication systems. Learn more about using communication systems. …

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Seeking Speech-Language Therapist (Parental Leave Cover)

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team? The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced speech-language therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. We are soon to have a 1-year fixed term vacancy to …

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Tip of the Month – May 2017: Making your own visual resources using Boardmaker Online

Boardmaker Online is an affordable tool that you can use to make a wide range of visual supports quickly and easily. Using visual strategies is evidence based good practice in supporting individuals with communication and/or learning difficulties. Visual tools can be used to help individuals in such a wide range of ways, from supporting communication, …

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How to make a wearable core board

Having a strap on your core board means that you can take it anywhere and everywhere and you can swing it around to your back when you need both hands to carry something or help someone to move to another location in the environment. How to make a wearable core board Print out the core …

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Important Information for People Using Predictable

 If you use Predictable, you may have noticed a recent update available to version 5 of Predictable. Although the app will function much the same, there are a few things you need to know before doing the update. If you have any questions about updating, please contact your case manager at TalkLink before proceeding.   …

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The Balanced Literacy Approach course 2017

This workshop will describe the rationale and principles underlying the balanced literacy approach and how it can be applied to children with complex communication and learning needs.

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Tip of the Month April 2017: Symbols in AAC Systems

Symbols There are a number of different published symbol set options available for use on both high tech communication devices and for creating low-tech resources These include PCS/Boardmaker symbols (Mayer Johnson), Minspeak icons (Semantic Compaction System), Symbolstix (N2Y Inc.) and others (please see this link for a more detailed summary of symbols options). The use …

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Talking Mats Course: May 2017 – Registration close date extended

The TalkLink Trust and ATANZ are pleased to announce a professional development opportunity: One-Day Workshops in Auckland and Christchurch 23 May Christchurch, University of Canterbury, Dovedale (College of Ed) campus room “DA03” 26 May Auckland, The Terrace Boardroom, Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland Please register by 20

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