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Welcome to The TalkLink Trust

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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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Creating communication Opportunities Throughout the School day

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.

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Tip of the Month April 2015 – Modelling

Tip of the Month April 2015 Modelling By Fern Jones (SLT) Language learning is a fun and exciting time. Parents will often share stories of interesting things their child has said or phrases that have been picked up from ‘mum and dad’ talk. We all learn language through exposure to it via relationships we make with our primary care givers.

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Lusi’s Story

I have had the pleasure of knowing Lusi for many years now. She was one of our founding TalkLink clients and when she showed us her latest Touch Compass production we knew it was important for us to share her inspiring story. You can view Lusi’s video here

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Tip of The Month February 2015 – Powerlink Ideas

Do you have a Powerlink already? Maybe there is one in a cupboard at school or maybe you have one but are just running

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NovaChat – new communication path opens up

It is very inspiring when families share their journey, explaining how augmentative communication tools and strategies have helped. When Rebekah one of the TalkLink Speech-Language Therapists asked the Bousfield family to share their story, they were very happy to do so explaining that in writing and sharing their story, “we would also like to reach out to other parents who

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TalkLink Trust Annual Report 2013 – 2014

The TalkLink Trust Annual Report was presented at our AGM held on December 3rd 2014, which was the same day as the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology was the 2014 theme of the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Annual Report is available here and in keeping with

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