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TalkLink – Jamie Blair the Emergent Communicator and Reader

Meet Jamie, a happy, busy, active 11 year old boy like any other.  At age 3 he was diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual disability.  Jamie has the mental age of a 3-4 year old, he presently can’t read or write.  Jamie has limited expressive communication and up until the age 9 he had little receptive …

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Tip of the Month May – Apps for sharing and schedules

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  As the iPad app world continues to grow and develop, we thought it was time to have a look at some apps that are useful for sharing photos and videos and for visual schedules. The apps listed below are a small selection of the many that are available on the Apple App store.  These …

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Tip of the Month April 2015 – Modelling

Tip of the Month April 2015 Modelling By Fern Jones (SLT) Language learning is a fun and exciting time. Parents will often share stories of interesting things their child has said or phrases that have been picked up from ‘mum and dad’ talk. We all learn language through exposure to it via relationships we make with our primary care givers.

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Tip of The Month February 2015 – Powerlink Ideas

Do you have a Powerlink already? Maybe there is one in a cupboard at school or maybe you have one but are just running

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Tip of the Month January 2015 – Remnant Books

Remnant Books – How to Share a Message in a Tactile and Visual Way By Jane Wendelken-TalkLink Teacher/Trainer For some people, sharing some news or information with someone else is tricky. It may be that the person does not have the language available to them, or that they are not able to access this language. Perhaps this person needs to

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Tip of the Month December 2014 – Communicating at Christmas

Tip of the Month – December 2014 Tips for talking about Christmas by Fern Jones (SLT) It is that time of year where conversations turn to all things Christmassey! Here are some ways you can join in with all the Christmas festivities with your communication systems. Happy holidays! Help me write my Christmas list or a letter to Santa Even

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Kiwichat Day Resources – Super Heroes

In Term 4 2014, our Kiwichat Day theme was Super Heroes. We watched some of our favourite heroes on screen and talked about what makes them super, described what was happening and made comments about each video clip. Super Hero comments We made our own super hero masks and chest plates. We talked about our …

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Tip of The Month October – Early Writing for Emergent Communicators

Early Writing for Emergent Communicators As we know, there are many skills required to become a successful writer. Some of these include: understanding the purpose of communicating an idea in text, planning and expanding on this idea and physically producing some text so that it can be understood by an audience. When we think about an emergent writer in the

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