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Justin Tate

Justin Tate, our amazing IT Systems Manager, Tech Support and repair guru, sadly passed away recently after a long illness. His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and we are working hard to ensure that all the great support that he has provided our staff, suppliers and clients over the past 13 …

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AAC Tools Workshops

AAC Tools Workshop A practical, hands-on workshop where clinicians can upskill around the latest AAC systems available for trial and assessment consideration. This 6 hour workshop will focus on Low, Mid and High-tech options for clients who meet CAT Level 1 criteria. The day focusses on using SETT toinform decision making, identifying important features and …

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Tip of the Month – July 2018: Overcoming barriers to writing

Overcoming Barriers to Writing Writing with alternate pencils Writing – putting our thoughts on paper to share with others now or later, in the same space as us, or at a distance – is a complex task.  It involves many facets all coming together more or less simultaneously.  This includes, but is not limited to: …

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Tip of the Month – June 2018: Voice Control of Mobile Phones

Voice Control of Mobile Phones People can often struggle with using their mobile phones with their hands for a number of reasons, such as: Decreased upper limb function/movement Visual problems Decreased hand function/dexterity Tremors Decreased cognition It is a lot more common for people to own ‘Smart Phones’ these days, which, with a little bit …

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Tip of the Month – May 2018: Stimming and AAC

Tip of the Month – May 2018: Stimming and AAC   When introducing AAC to beginning communicators, it is not unusual for teams to be concerned about “stimming” or repetitive behaviours. Many clients are noted to say the same thing over and over again which can be concerning to those supporting them. However, is it …

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Tip of the Month – January 2018: More PowerLink Ideas!

More PowerLink Ideas It’s always hard thinking of new ideas of what you can use your PowerLink for – so here are some new activities. Using a hairdryer A hairdryer has a surprising amount of creative uses, and the great thing is that most people have them in their homes. Use a hairdryer to dry …

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The 2017 TalkLink Year

This year has been a very busy one, with a number of highlights, which we have tried to capture in our Annual Report. . The Annual Report is now available, and can be downloaded here. We hope that it highlights the work we do, and some of the challenges we face moving forward. Next year …

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Tip of the Month – December 2017: Summer

Summer Slip, slop, slap, and wrap.  Summer is officially here! This month, we are sharing some ways to use core language; whether you are out and about enjoying the summer, school holidays, or simply some time together.   Core language here, there, and everywhere! Make sure your child or client has access to core language …

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