Ann

Ann

Author's details

Name: Ann Smaill
Date registered: October 17, 2010

Biography

I am the General Manager of the TalkLink Trust, and also a speech-language therapist. I have been working with people who have complex communication needs for many years.

Latest posts

  1. Annual General Meeting — December 9, 2013
  2. Pioneer for Disability and Computers — November 28, 2013
  3. New Developments with NZ Relay — July 28, 2011
  4. KiwiChat Camp — May 30, 2011
  5. Christchurch Earthquake — May 3, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. KiwiChat Camp — 4 comments
  2. Christchurch Earthquake — 2 comments
  3. New Developments with NZ Relay — 1 comment

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Annual General Meeting

The 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on December 4th at the TalkLink officies in Auckland. It was a great turn out, with Barrie and Anitia from our South Island office sharing some of the achievements in the South Island over the past year. It was great to see positive feedback about our assessment process …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/12/09/annual-general-meeting/

Pioneer for Disability and Computers

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Adrian McPherson one of the newer occupational therapists to join TalkLink,  interviewed TalkLink’s first occupational therapist, Jim Palmer about his long association with assistive technology: Few people in the world will know more about using technology to help people with disabilities to communicate than Jim Palmer. In 1968, Jim left a steady career in electronics …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/11/28/pioneer-for-disability-and-computers/

New Developments with NZ Relay

This press release is very exciting http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/communications-upgrade-hearing-and-speech-impaired-communities It means that a video assisted speech-to-speech relay service will be available from around October 2011. People with speech difficulties will be able to use video to help the NZ Relay, relay assistant understand what they

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/07/28/new-developments-with-nz-relay/

KiwiChat Camp

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  [slideshow_deploy id='2925'] The KiwiChat Camp held in May 2011 at Totora Springs near Matamata was a great success. Families, speech-language therapy (SLT) students and TalkLink staff have all commented on the many positive outcomes that intensive, focused input can produce. Here are some of the comments: From Parents:  …After this week I feel excited, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/05/30/kiwichat-camp/

Christchurch Earthquake

TalkLink Trust and People First www.peoplefirst.org.nz have been thinking about ways we can assist people affected by the Earthquake. For some people it has been difficult to explain what has and is happening around them. Following the earthquakes in Christchurch, Michelle King, one of our Christchurch based speech-language therapists has created a social story about the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/05/03/christchurch-earthquake/