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  • TalkLink works with people of all ages who, due to a disability, have difficulties with speaking, writing, learning and/or with controlling their environment.
  • The TalkLink Trust has contracts with the Ministry of Health and ACC which allows TalkLink to offer free specialist assessment services to eligible clients.
  • The TalkLink team is able to provide services throughout New Zealand, and usually travel to meet with their clients in a location chosen by the client.

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Tip of the Month – June 2017: Using Google Chrome Voice Typing

Free, very accurate, easy to use speech to text tool for google docs Google voice typing (also called speech to text or speech recognition software, lets you type and edit by speaking in google docs (also works with google slides speaker notes).   Google voice typing only works with Chrome browsers.   NB…A few important …

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KiwiChat Sibling Camp 2017 – Part 2 of 2

KiwiChat Camp is run biannually at Totara Springs Christian Camp. During the previous Camp in 2016, it became apparent that siblings needed more support and training in order to have fun with communication and also to learn how to be a good communication partner to their brother or sister who uses AAC.  Therefore, KiwiChat Sibling …

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KiwiChat Sibling Camp 2017 – Part 1 of 2

We were very excited to host our first ever Circus themed KiwiChat Sibling Camp in the April school holidays.  Sibling Camp was a two day experience designed to provide siblings of children who use AAC with the opportunity to: Connect with other siblings of children who use communication systems. Learn more about using communication systems. …

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Seeking Speech-Language Therapist (Parental Leave Cover)

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team? The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced speech-language 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 to …

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Tip of the Month – May 2017: Making your own visual resources using Boardmaker Online

Boardmaker Online is an affordable tool that you can use to make a wide range of visual supports quickly and easily. Using visual strategies is evidence based good practice in supporting individuals with communication and/or learning difficulties. Visual tools can be used to help individuals in such a wide range of ways, from supporting communication, …

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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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Important Information for People Using Predictable

 If you use Predictable, you may have noticed a recent update available to version 5 of Predictable. Although the app will function much the same, there are a few things you need to know before doing the update. If you have any questions about updating, please contact your case manager at TalkLink before proceeding.   …

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The Balanced Literacy Approach course 2017

This workshop will describe the rationale and principles underlying the balanced literacy approach and how it can be applied to children with complex communication and learning needs.

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