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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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/01/16/benefits-of-attending-an-aac-sig/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/12/12/review-of-linda-burkhart-workshop/

TalkLink Trust: Celebrating Twenty Five Years

Life is often about choices. We make them every day, sometimes they are good choices or even life changing choices, and sometimes in hindsight we wished we never made that particular choice. We learn from making choices. I made one of my best choices ever, back in 1992, when I was asked if I would …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/12/01/talklink-trust-celebrating-twenty-five-years/

Christchurch Earthquake

Following the events of the last few weeks, its a timely reminder that we have visuals on hand to support those who may have difficulty understanding what has happened and is going on. TalkLink Trust and People First www.peoplefirst.org.nz have been thinking about ways we can assist people affected by the Earthquake. For some people …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/11/16/christchurch-earthquake/

KiwiChat Camp 2016

Following on from successful camps in 2010, 2011 and 2014, we are running another KiwiChat Camp in 2016. The campers are selected, and planning is well underway for this magical event which is happening in April 2016 in Matamata. Check out this wonderful video, voiced by Mackenzie Kench, an experienced AAC user. There are a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/11/05/kiwichat-camp-2016/

Christchurch Walk2dfeet MND

Members of the South Island TalkLink team (with a few family and friends) put their walking shoes on and had some fun joining in the Christchurch Walk2dfeet MND this Sunday. It was a little cold and damp on the day but there was a great turn out for the walk to support the MND Association. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/09/22/christchurch-walk2dfeet-mnd/

Walk 2 D’Feet MND

TalkLink works alongside the MND Association to support our clients with MND. We are please to support their fundraising efforts.
Following on from the success of earlier Walk 2 D’Feet MND in Christchurch and Bay of Plenty, we are asking you to help us promote the first ever Nationwide Walk.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/08/18/walk-2-dfeet-mnd/

TalkLink and The Cerebral Palsy Society

The Cerebral Palsy Society and the TalkLink Trust have had an affiliation for many years. Many of the people we work alongside belong to the Cerebral Palsy Society and the Cerebral Palsy Society has helped support some of their members attend KiwiChat Camp in recent years. Their magazine is also a wealth of interesting articles, so …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2015/07/02/talklink-and-the-cerebral-palsy-society/

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