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KiwiChat Sibling Camp – 2017

Roll Up Roll Up … The First-Ever KiwiChat Sibling Camp


Where:            Sunnydene School (48 Smallfield Ave, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1042)


When:             Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April (Easter School Holidays) 2017


Time:               9am – 3pm


Who:               Children who use communication systems and their siblings


Day 1:             Siblings only


Day 2:             Siblings plus their brother or sister who uses a communication system


Cost:               $60 for the whole family for both days


Theme:            Circus


Other important information:

  • The siblings need to be aged between 5 and 11 years.
  • The children who use communication systems may be slightly older or younger than 5-11 years old.
  • The children need to bring a packed lunch on both days. Morning tea will be provided.
  • A caregiver will need to attend on Day 2.



KiwiChat Sibling Camp is a two-day experience designed to provide siblings with the opportunity to:


  • Connect with other siblings of children who use communication systems.
  • Learn more about using communication systems.
  • Discover how to be a good communication partner for their brother or sister who uses a communication system.


All of this will be provided in the context of fun and engaging activities related to our KiwiChat Sibling Camp circus theme.


On Day 1, the siblings will spend time getting to know one another, and learning more about communication systems. On Day 2, their brothers and sisters who use communication system will join them, and they will have the opportunity to put into practice some of the skills they have learned on Day 1.


If you are interested in attending KiwiChat Sibling Camp, please fill in the attached Expression of Interest Form and return it by 12 February 2017.  Please also feel free to discuss this with your TalkLink therapist, email kiwichat@talklink.org.nz  or phone Jessamy Amm on 0210444681, or (09) 557 1214.


For PDF versions of the flyer and forms, please download these below




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Paula Shennan

Paula Shennan

Speech Language Therapist at The Talklink Trust
I am a Speech and Language Therapist who joined the Talklink Auckland team in November 2011. I have an interest in the area of Assistive Technology and enabling and empowering individuals to communicate using various means.
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