Seeking Speech-Language Therapist

An SLT is required to work in the Wellington team office in the area of AAC and Assistive Technology.

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Talking Mats Courses 2018

  Could Talking Mats help you? Talking Mats® has the potential for use with a wide range of people. It is a visual framework, which helps people think about issues and provides them with a way of expressing their views more easily. Participants have included Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Doctors, Nurses, Advocacy Workers, Service Planners, Social …

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Tip of the Month April 2017: Symbols in AAC Systems

Symbols There are a number of different published symbol set options available for use on both high tech communication devices and for creating low-tech resources These include PCS/Boardmaker symbols (Mayer Johnson), Minspeak icons (Semantic Compaction System), Symbolstix (N2Y Inc.) and others (please see this link for a more detailed summary of symbols options). The use …

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Justin Tate

Justin Tate, our amazing IT Systems Manager, Tech Support and repair guru, sadly passed away recently after a long illness. His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and we are working hard to ensure that all the great support that he has provided our staff, suppliers and clients over the past 13 …

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AAC Tools Workshops

AAC Tools Workshop A practical, hands-on workshop where clinicians can upskill around the latest AAC systems available for trial and assessment consideration. This 6 hour workshop will focus on Low, Mid and High-tech options for clients who meet CAT Level 1 criteria. The day focusses on using SETT toinform decision making, identifying important features and …

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Tip of the Month – July 2018: Overcoming barriers to writing

Overcoming Barriers to Writing Writing with alternate pencils Writing – putting our thoughts on paper to share with others now or later, in the same space as us, or at a distance – is a complex task.  It involves many facets all coming together more or less simultaneously.  This includes, but is not limited to: …

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Tip of the Month – June 2018: Voice Control of Mobile Phones

Voice Control of Mobile Phones People can often struggle with using their mobile phones with their hands for a number of reasons, such as: Decreased upper limb function/movement Visual problems Decreased hand function/dexterity Tremors Decreased cognition It is a lot more common for people to own ‘Smart Phones’ these days, which, with a little bit …

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Tip of the Month – May 2018: Stimming and AAC

Tip of the Month – May 2018: Stimming and AAC   When introducing AAC to beginning communicators, it is not unusual for teams to be concerned about “stimming” or repetitive behaviours. Many clients are noted to say the same thing over and over again which can be concerning to those supporting them. However, is it …

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Tip of the Month – April 2018: Increasing communication opportunities for adults with complex communication skills

Increasing communication opportunities for adults with complex communication skills   A great way to encourage adults with complex communication needs to increase their communication skills is to give them a sense of control. This can be achieved by continually providing opportunities for the individual to have a say in some element of what they are …

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