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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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Talking Mats Course: May 2017

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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Tip of the Month March 2017

Tar Heel Gameplay Another fantastic resource from the Tar Heel team What is it? Tar Heel Gameplay is a free to use website, allowing anyone to make, share and find switch accessible activities out of existing videos or videos from Youtube. If you need some free, fun resources to let your students practice their switching, …

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Raising the AAC Profile Part 2

Last week we talked about the positive impact having a teacher share her successes in using AAC tools and strategies can have on other teachers. So consider the impact that a person who uses AAC can have on people’s lives when they share their insights. We know how positive this can be whenever our TalkLink …

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Raising the Profile of AAC

Last year I talked about becoming an AAC Activist, as well as joining the Giving Voice Aotearoa campaign, all in the name of building awareness and breaking down communication barriers.

So when in December last year we came across this post in PrAACtical AAC, which peeked into the AAC practices of Angi Pearce, a teacher at Kowhai School in Hastings we were buzzing!!

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Seeking Occupational Therapist

If you are a motivated Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with technology and is wanting to join a specialist team, then this position could be for you.

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Tip of the Month February 2017: Prompting

  Prompts are cues designed to support a person using a communication system take up a communication opportunity.  It is easy to fall into the trap of wanting a person to use their communication system so much that you jump in too quickly and over prompt them using physical, verbal and visual prompts. Over prompting …

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Benefits of attending an AAC SIG

Once every term Polly Khushal, Meryl Bowen and Kristy McCullum organise a Special Interest Group (SIG) at the TalkLink Auckland office for people using AAC in Education and Health settings. Participants are mostly SLTs but on occasions there have been a few keen OTs, PTs and teachers who have attended some meetings. These meetings are …

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Tip of the Month January 2017: Co-Scripting ideas for children

Active learning is vital for students with complex communication needs. If a child is a passive learner, no neurological pathways are being laid down so limited or no learning is being achieved. Often we spend a lot of time asking these children constant YES/NO questions in a testing context. Also we are sometimes not sure …

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