Ann Smaill

Ann Smaill

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. Our Superheroes: KiwiChat Camp 2016 — May 3, 2016
  2. Happy New Year 2016 — January 8, 2016
  3. TalkLink Trust Annual General Meeting — November 2, 2015
  4. KiwiChat Group meets Minister Nicky Wagner — August 19, 2015
  5. Lusi’s Story — February 10, 2015

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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Our Superheroes: KiwiChat Camp 2016

Lest We Forget I attended one of the most moving ANZAC ceremonies I have ever attended over ANZAC weekend. It was part of TalkLink’s very successful 4th KiwiChat Camp. Reflecting on why the ceremony was so moving, I think it can be summed up in the word “participation”. Whether it was reciting a poem or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/05/03/our-superheroes-kiwichat-camp-2016/

Happy New Year 2016

As our team gears up for another busy year, it is time to catch up on a few tasks that I had planned to complete last year. One of these was to post the 2014-15 Annual Report in order to share some of the highlights and challenges of the past financial year.  I hope that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/01/08/happy-new-year-2016-2/

TalkLink Trust Annual General Meeting

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    The TalkLink Trust 2015 AGM will be held at 4.30 pm Wednesday December 2 at the TalkLink Trust offices Building 51, Entry 3, Unitec Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland   The AGM is an opportunity to learn about the TalkLink Trust’s work over the past year.   Help us celebrate the International Day …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/11/02/talklink-trust-annual-general-meeting/

KiwiChat Group meets Minister Nicky Wagner

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TalkLink recently invited the Disabilities Issues Minister, Nicky Wagner and our Christchurch based TalkLink Trust Board member Sir Gil Simpson along to a KiwiChat Group meeting in Christchurch. University of Canterbury speech-language therapy (SLT) students ran the session which had a “Space” theme. We used stories from Tar Heel Readers http://tarheelreader.org/, watched space videos (we …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/08/19/kiwichat-group-meets-minister-nicky-wagner/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/02/10/lusis-story/

NovaChat – new communication path opens up

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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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/01/14/novachat-new-communication-path-opens-up/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/01/13/talklink-annual-report-2013-2014/

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/

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