AttitudeLive want to invite the young people involved with Talklink living with a disability to take part in the Hey There campaign, which aims to empower and unite young disabled New Zealanders between the age of 16 and 25. Hey There is a social change campaign run by the team at AttitudeLive and funded by the Ministry for Social
Early Writing for Emergent Communicators As we know, there are many skills required to become a successful writer. Some of these include: understanding the purpose of communicating an idea in text, planning and expanding on this idea and physically producing some text so that it can be understood by an audience. When we think about an emergent writer in the
But wait… there’s more! Did you know, that as well as being a communication device, there are some added extras that your device may be able to do? Some communication devices and iPad apps allow you to have access to social media, internet browsing and emails? There are also dedicated communication devices that can also send and receive text messages
On Wednesday the 13th of August 2014, we had a Kiwichat Day in the Bay of Plenty region. It was the first time this group of kids and adults had got together for this kind of event. We all had a fantastic time watching and talking about movies! Everyone had a go at writing a fan letter to their favourite
This month’s Tip of the Month comes from Community Speech Language Therapist Robyn Gibson from North Shore Hospital in Auckland. She created a fantastic information sheet to be included in generic nurse training around disability awareness within the hospital. It provides a lovely overview of what AAC communication aids are and how to use them.
Language and communication is complex and often challenging for our early communicators. Early communicators are people of all ages who do not have a reliable method of expressive communication through symbolic language.