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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.

This workshop covers:

  • The essential skills you need to be a good communication partner
  • Developing a communication toolkit
  • Core vocabulary:   what it is and how to help children learn to use it
  • Modelling:  Learn how vital it is to model the use of the system and practice how to do this in a variety of contexts
  • Planning communication opportunities


Lots of practical tools, resources, tips and tricks will be shared.

Cost: $75.00 per person, parents and whanau are free.

Group discounts are available if you would like to hire our specialist teacher trainer exclusively for your organisation. Please email courses@talklink.org.nz to discuss your requirements.




Wellington – Term 1 – Monday 19th March

Registrations close Wednesday 14th March, 2018

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Venue:  Titahi Bay Community Church, 24 Mana Avenue, Titahi Bay, Porirua.


Palmerston North – Term 1 – Tuesday 20th March

Registrations close Thursday 15th March, 2018

10:30 – 3:30 pm

Venue: Ministry of Education, 1-3 Oxford Street, Palmerston North


New Plymouth – Term 1 – Friday 23rd March

Registrations close Friday 16th March

9:30 – 2:30 pm

Venue: Spotswood College (Library), 129 South Rd, Spotswood, New Plymouth


Christchurch – Term 2 – Wednesday 31st May

Registrations Close Wednesday 23rd May

9:30 – 2:30pm

Venue: Hao Lounge, Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell

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Jane Wendelken
I am interested in setting up environments and programmes which create opportunities for communicating at all levels and creating literacy programmes to suit the needs of my students.

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  1. Kay Kennedy

    Thanks for this, I look forward to the course.

  2. julie bond


    can I Register Gail Walton and Holly Griffiths

    for Talk Link new Plymouth 4 august

    thanks julie

    1. Paula Shennan
      Paula Shennan

      Hi Julie, if you can please complete the registration form on this page we can complete the process for you.


  3. Lisa Hill

    Hi There,

    I have registered for this course in ChCh but have not recieved any email confirmation? I have checked my spam folder. Can you confirm I am on this course?

    Many thanks

    1. Paula Shennan
      Paula Shennan

      Hi Lisa, I can confirm that you are on the course. Thanks

  4. Nancy

    Looks great. I am a primary teacher in a mainstream school. Would this be beneficial for me?

  5. Colleen Green

    Hi My husband and I are trying to register for the Wgtn course, but figure how to get the form to accept our phone number?

  6. Melody de Burgh

    I am a speech language therapist and look forward to this workshop

  7. Helen Pugh

    would like to confirm I have successfully registered for the Wellington for 2 people, please.
    Helen Pugh

  8. Uma

    I have just registered for a course. I have not received any confirmation of successful registration.
    Could you please confirm?

    1. Paula Shennan
      Paula Shennan

      Hi Uma,
      I can confirm we have received your registration. Thanks, Paula

  9. Kimberley McChesney

    Im a parent and i know its free but im bringing one of the teachers from my daughters kindy to the wellington course. If i register the teacher and she cant make it can i bring another teacher without registering them in her place.

    1. Paula Shennan
      Paula Shennan


      That is not a problem, we can update the details on the day, when you arrive.

  10. Jimmy sihombing

    I’ve registered my self and my wife in Wellington.. can you confirm that we are on this course..

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