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Welcome to The TalkLink Trust

 Linking people with disabilities to the right technology.

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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Wilson Home Trust Hosts TalkLink Training for Families

Supporting Your Child to Communicate Successfully Session 1: Thursday May 22nd – 9.30-12.30 Session 2: Thursday June 5th – 9.30-12.30 Session 3: Thursday June 26th – 9.30-12.30 Wilson Home Trust are currently taking registraions for this three-session workshop series. This course will be suitable for family members and support people of children with complex communication needs, interested in exploring the Read More

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Tip of the Month April – How to backup and restore your iDevice

Regularly backing up any system you are using is important as you never know when technology will play up. There is nothing worse than having to start from scratch if you lose something, and when we are talking about someone’s communication system, you really do not want to start all over. April’s tip is all about how to back up Read More

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Sally Clendon

Kimi Ora School Offers Workshop by Sally Clendon

Kimi Ora School, Wellington, are hosting Sally Clendon (PhD) in May this year. The “Raising the Bar: Positive Communication and Literacy Outcomes for Children with Complex Communication and Learning Needs” course will cover a range of key principles, strategies and ideas for supporting children with their literacy development. See the link below for more detailed information regarding this course.   Read More

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Tip of the Month March

Unsure of how to carry over skills learned in one environment into another? Check out March’s Tip of the Month. Michelle gives some great simple and practical tips that she has found useful in her practice.    March 2014 Tip of the Month

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Judith Duncan

Communication technology and MND

Judith Duncan is a TalkLink client. She was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. In this article Judith talks about the effects of MND on her life and the importance of maintaining her ability to communicate. Judith uses an iPad with a communication app (ClaroCom) to communicate.

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Seeking South Island OT

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 are soon to have a 1-year fixed term vacancy in our Christchurch office for either a full time or part time team member.

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Tip of the Month – February

Did you know you can lock a user into a single app on an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch? Want to disable the ‘home’ button? Want to stop the screen from rotating all the time? Check out February’s Tip of the Month on how to do all these things and more!

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Motor Neurone Disease and TalkLink Trust

The TalkLink Trust work with a vast group of people with a multitude of communication disabilities. One of the groups we regularly work with are people who have a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

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Tip of the Month – January

School holidays are coming to an end! Here is a simple idea to support your child share their news from an exciting holiday period. use these templates on their own, or as a starter for a scrap book to share at school or kindy.

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Michael Kyriazopoulos

Cloudy Sunday – a novella by Michael Kyzriaopoulos

This week one of our TalkLink Client’s released a novella. Adrian McPherson tell us more in his review of this short story. Cloudy Sunday – a review by Adrian McPherson Cloudy Sunday has the makings of a classic NZ short story.

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