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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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/05/24/kiwichatsiblingcamp2017-1/

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/

How to make a wearable core board

Having a strap on your core board means that you can take it anywhere and everywhere and you can swing it around to your back when you need both hands to carry something or help someone to move to another location in the environment. How to make a wearable core board Print out the core …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/05/01/how-to-make-a-wearable-core-board/

Important Information for People Using Predictable

 If you use Predictable, you may have noticed a recent update available to version 5 of Predictable. Although the app will function much the same, there are a few things you need to know before doing the update. If you have any questions about updating, please contact your case manager at TalkLink before proceeding.   …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2017/04/21/predictable5update/

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/

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/

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