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Wilson Home Trust Hosts TalkLink Training for Families

Supporting Your Child to Communicate Successfully Session 1: Thursday May 22nd – 9.30-12.30 Session 2: Thursday June 5th – 9.30-12.30 Session 3: Thursday June 26th – 9.30-12.30 Wilson Home Trust are currently taking registraions for this three-session workshop series. This course will be suitable for family members and support people of children with complex communication …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/04/09/wilson-home-trust-hosts-talklink-training-for-families/

Kimi Ora School Offers Workshop by Sally Clendon

Kimi Ora School, Wellington, are hosting Sally Clendon (PhD) in May this year. The “Raising the Bar: Positive Communication and Literacy Outcomes for Children with Complex Communication and Learning Needs” course will cover a range of key principles, strategies and ideas for supporting children with their literacy development. See the link below for more detailed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/03/06/kimi-ora-school-offers-workshop-by-sally-clendon/

Seeking South Island OT

The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced occupational 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 in our Christchurch office for either a full time or part time team member.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/02/03/seeking-south-island-ot/

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/

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/

Help Get Kids to KiwiChat

TalkLink is raising donations to help fund the KiwiChat camp. Please help us by clicking on the Givealittle donation box on our website. Every little bit counts here, no matter how small your donation it will help make this a reality for the kids who attend this very special event. Help spread the word to all your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/05/28/help-get-kids-to-kiwichat/

Gabi’s Blog

Gabi

My Name is Gabi. I am Deaf can New Zealand Sign Language and use My communication device because people not know sign. I have Cerebral Palsy. My favorite go to out with My Aunty Jennifer Burns. The device I used is Dynavox communication because people not know sign. In my spare time use my computer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2012/11/15/gabis-blog/

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