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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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Texting, Emailing and Social Media on your Device

But wait… there’s more! Did you know, that as well as being a communication device, there are some added extras that your device may be able to do? Some communication devices and iPad apps allow you to have access to social media, internet browsing and emails? There are also dedicated communication devices that can also send and receive text messages

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Tip of the Month July 2014 – Supporting Receptive Language

Language and communication is complex and often challenging for our early communicators. Early communicators are people of all ages who do not have a reliable method of expressive communication through symbolic language.

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Tip Of The Month – Gesture Dictionary

Gesture Dictionary

The first questions that I ask of teams on initial visits following a new referral include “How does X communicate with you?”, and “How do you usually know that X is enjoying something or doesn’t want to do something?”.

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Tip of the Month May – Visual Schedules

Visual schedules come in all shapes and sizes and are used for a variety of reasons at home, in school or in a vocational setting. No matter what they look like, the key is the active use of the schedule! The best visual schedules are referred to throughout the day, and changed regularly. Are you starting out with using visuals in this way? Do you need to freshen up or update a current system? Jessamy Amm (TalkLink SLT) has put together this useful guide to help you on your way.

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Tip of the Month April – How to backup and restore your iDevice

Regularly backing up any system you are using is important as you never know when technology will play up. There is nothing worse than having to start from scratch if you lose something, and when we are talking about someone’s communication system, you really do not want to start all over. April’s tip is all …

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