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Communication Opportunities Part 2 - Got a device, now what?

Following on from the success of Communication Opportunities throughout the day, we have listened to the feedback from participants and are pleased to bring you Part 2 - Got a device, now what?

We are piloting this course in 2024, with a course in Auckland and Christchurch. 

This practical and hands on workshop is aimed at supporting teams around a child who has a communication device to extend their skills and move the device use to the next level.

Workshop content

  • General device housekeeping - Are you confidently able to add personalized vocabulary, edit pronunciations and back up your user file
  • Visual Strategies -  a quick over view and how these are used in combination with your device
  • Modelling – how to model language one level above that of your student, general and targeted modelling
  • Language functions/what is communication
  • Descriptive teaching
  • Assessments to use and goal setting/IEP goals
  • Prompting
  • Building relationships
  • Accessing the curriculum
  • Self determination
  • Gestalts
  • Skills of communication partners


Tuesday 23rd July. 9:30am - 2:30pm, 

Venue TBC

To register, click here

If you would like to attend, but cannot make the in person dates, we are taking expressions of interest for a virtual option. Please send an email to courses@talklink.org.nz with your details.