Category Archive: Client Stories

NovaChat – new communication path opens up

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/

Communication technology and MND

Judith Duncan is a TalkLink client. She was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. In this article Judith talks about the effects of MND on her life and the importance of maintaining her ability to communicate. Judith uses an iPad with a communication app (ClaroCom) to communicate.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/02/26/communication-technology-and-mnd/

Motor Neurone Disease and TalkLink Trust

The TalkLink Trust work with a vast group of people with a multitude of communication disabilities. One of the groups we regularly work with are people who have a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/01/09/motor-neurone-disease-and-talklink-trust/

Cloudy Sunday – a novella by Michael Kyzriaopoulos

This week one of our TalkLink Client’s released a novella. Adrian McPherson tell us more in his review of this short story. Cloudy Sunday – a review by Adrian McPherson Cloudy Sunday has the makings of a classic NZ short story.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/12/13/cloudy-sunday-a-novella-by-michael-kyzriaopoulos/

Mandy’s newest blog post

I can’t wait until  September and the weather gets warmer. I had to stop sailing as the cold air made my asthma worse. There is nothing like being out there in one of these sail boats, cruising around the harbour for making all the cares and worries go away. The support crew are just fantastic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/09/11/mandys-newest-blog-post/

Mackenzie and Minspeak

Mackenzie Kench has used AAC tools and strategies most of her life. As part of a University assignment she had to create a 10 minute documentary. Mackenzie says: “I decided to do a documentary about Minspeak, because many people I meet are baffled by how I communicate.  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/06/05/mackenzie-and-minspeak/

To whom it may concern:

February 24, 2009 My name is James Duncan. I am a tetraplegic (C5 C6). Before my accident I was an out-going man, worked 20 years on sheep and cattle farms, and during the holidays I would go shearing and crutching because I liked doing physical work. Then I moved to town and started working in forestry. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2010/08/26/to-whom-it-may-concern/

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