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October is AAC Awareness Month

      October is AAC awareness month. As AAC activists and supporters of the NZ Speech-Language Therapists’ Associations Giving Voice Aotearoa campaign, which aims to make New Zealand communication accessible, TalkLink will be doubling our efforts to raise awareness this month. We are going to start by busting some of the AAC myths. We …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/10/05/october-is-aac-awareness-month/

Tip of the Month – September 2017: Teaching ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ to Confirm or Reject

Teaching ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ to Confirm or Reject   Why teach ‘YES’ and ‘NO’? Yes’ and ‘no’ are an important part of communication. We use these to accept/reject things, confirm information, make choices, and more. Some people with complex communication needs are not physically able to point directly to objects or symbols to communicate what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/09/01/tip-of-the-month-september-2017-teaching-yes-and-no-to-confirm-or-reject/

Tip of the Month – August 2017: Vision Accessibility Features for iOS Devices

Vision Accessibility Features for iOS Devices iOS has built in features to help blind or low vision users get the most from their device.  To access these features you need to go to Settings > General > Accessibility Below are some features that will assist your everyday use: Font Adjustments In iOS 7 and later …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/08/28/tip-of-the-month-august-2017-vision-accessibility-features-for-ios-devices/

Seeking Speech-Language Therapist (Parental Leave Cover)

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team? The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced speech-language therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. We are soon to have a 1-year fixed term vacancy to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/05/08/seeking-speech-language-therapist-2/

Raising the AAC Profile Part 2

Last week we talked about the positive impact having a teacher share her successes in using AAC tools and strategies can have on other teachers. So consider the impact that a person who uses AAC can have on people’s lives when they share their insights. We know how positive this can be whenever our TalkLink …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/02/28/raising-the-aac-profile-part-2/

Raising the Profile of AAC

Last year I talked about becoming an AAC Activist, as well as joining the Giving Voice Aotearoa campaign, all in the name of building awareness and breaking down communication barriers.

So when in December last year we came across this post in PrAACtical AAC, which peeked into the AAC practices of Angi Pearce, a teacher at Kowhai School in Hastings we were buzzing!!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/02/23/raising-the-profile-of-aac/

Seeking Occupational Therapist

If you are a motivated Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with technology and is wanting to join a specialist team, then this position could be for you.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/02/21/seeking-occupational-therapist-2/

Tip of the Month February 2017: Prompting

  Prompts are cues designed to support a person using a communication system take up a communication opportunity.  It is easy to fall into the trap of wanting a person to use their communication system so much that you jump in too quickly and over prompt them using physical, verbal and visual prompts. Over prompting …

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