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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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Tip of the Month January 2017: Co-Scripting ideas for children

Active learning is vital for students with complex communication needs. If a child is a passive learner, no neurological pathways are being laid down so limited or no learning is being achieved. Often we spend a lot of time asking these children constant YES/NO questions in a testing context. Also we are sometimes not sure …

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Tip of the Month – December 2016 – Christmas

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 if writing …

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November 2016: Voice Banking update

Voice Banking In the last 12 months, advances in voice banking have allowed more people to record their own voices to create an individualised synthetic voice for use in a communication device. What is the difference between voice banking and phrase banking? Some people like the idea of using their own voice when it becomes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/11/21/november-2016-voice-banking-update/

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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Tip of the Month November 2016: Switch Skills Progression

This Tip of the Month follows on from a previous post about Early Single Switch skills. When the person you are working with is able to activate a single switch in multiple locations (within their scope of physical movements), you can begin to teach the use of two switches for two different functions. The purpose …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/11/15/tip-of-the-month-november-2016-switch-skills-progression/

Tip of the Month October 2016: Attention and Listening

Tip of the Month October 2016 Attention and Listening By Fern Jones (SLT) Attention and listening skills are some of the foundation skills to developing good language skills. The ability to watch, listen and retain information from the people you are sharing an activity with, is an essential skill to building sound language and communication …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/10/03/tip-of-the-month-october-2016-attention-and-listening/

Tip of the Month – August 2016, Partner Assisted Scanning

Partner Assisted Scanning  What is Partner Assisted Scanning Partner Assisted Scanning (PAS)? PAS is an access method used by some AAC users who cannot directly select words or phrases themselves using their hands or fingers to point. Options are presented to the individual either using auditory or visual (or both) scanning. Visual scanning is when …

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