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Creating communication Opportunities

Practical workshops for education and health professionals, families, whanau, support workers and other interested people. These workshops looks at ways to maximise the use of low tech communication tools to support people‚Äôs expressive and receptive communication skills.

Courses include:

  • Creating Communication Opportunities throughout the School Day; designed for school teams.
  • Creating Communication Opportunities throughout the Day; designed with an adult focus.

The courses cover:

  • Developing a communication toolkit
  • Core vocabulary: what it is and how to help people learn to use it
  • Modelling: Learn how vital it is to model the use of the system and practice how to do this in a variety of contexts
  • Planning communication opportunities

 
Lots of practical tools, resources, tips and tricks will be shared.
Cost: $100.00 per person (including GST), parents and whanau are free.

While the focus is low tech, the strategies covered can also be used with high tech speech generating devices.

Group discounts and courses tailored for specific groups are available please email courses@talklink.org.nz to discuss your requirements.


Upcoming Courses:

New Plymouth, Wednesday 24th July, 9.30am - 2.30pm (previously 29th May)

Ministry of Education office, Level 1, 37 Dawson Street, New Plymouth

For further information, please download the flier here


Timaru, Wednesday 31st July, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Caroline Bay Community Lounge, 1 Virtue Avenue, Timaru

For further information, please download the flier here


Gisborne, Tuesday 13th August, 10am - 3pm

Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280E Grey Street, Gisborne

For further information, please download the flier here


Christchurch, Thursday 12th September, 9:30 - 2:30pm

South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Christchurch

For further information, please download the flier here


Nelson, Thursday 17th October, time TBC

Venue TBC


Rotorua, Wednesday 23rd October, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Ministry of Education, Level 3, 1144 Pukaki Street, Rotorua

Street parking only

For further information, please download the flier here

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