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KiwiChat Sibling Camp 2017 – Part 2 of 2

KiwiChat Camp is run biannually at Totara Springs Christian Camp. During the previous Camp in 2016, it became apparent that siblings needed more support and training in order to have fun with communication and also to learn how to be a good communication partner to their brother or sister who uses AAC.  Therefore, KiwiChat Sibling …

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KiwiChat Sibling Camp 2017 – Part 1 of 2

We were very excited to host our first ever Circus themed KiwiChat Sibling Camp in the April school holidays.  Sibling Camp was a two day experience designed to provide siblings of children who use AAC with the opportunity to: Connect with other siblings of children who use communication systems. Learn more about using communication systems. …

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Benefits of attending an AAC SIG

Once every term Polly Khushal, Meryl Bowen and Kristy McCullum organise a Special Interest Group (SIG) at the TalkLink Auckland office for people using AAC in Education and Health settings. Participants are mostly SLTs but on occasions there have been a few keen OTs, PTs and teachers who have attended some meetings. These meetings are …

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Review of Linda Burkhart workshop

  Several of us at the TalkLink Trust were lucky enough to attend a two-day workshop presented by Linda J. Burkhart in October this year. What a fantastic couple of days! Linda has such a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching children with complex communication needs. As a teacher, I found it particularly refreshing …

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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:   …

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TalkLink Trust AGM

The TalkLink Trust 2016 AGM will be held at 4.00 pm Thursday 24 November 2016 at the TalkLink Trust offices Building 51, Entry 3, Unitec Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland This year the TalkLink Trust turns 25. Help us celebrate a quarter of century of Assistive Technology services. Thank you for your continued support. For …

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KiwiChat Day Christchurch, Term 3 2016

KiwiChat Olympians: A Golden Day Once a term in Christchurch, TalkLink run a KiwiChat group for primary school students, secondary school students and young adults. These are a great opportunity for people to come together and share stories and experiences using their communication devices and tools. This term we struck gold and had a special …

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KiwiChat Day Term 2 – Auckland

The Term 2 “Senior” Kiwi Chat Day in Auckland saw a huge turn-out and was a great success! The Monster themed Kiwi Chat Day at Sommerville School. Everyone made at least one new friend and hugs were shared at the end of the day as well as plenty of great conversation on iPads, core boards …

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