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Communication Opportunities throughout the day

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:

  • Communication Opportunities throughout the Day; designed for school teams or an adult focus

The course covers:

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

We are offering both in person and online versions of the course for 2023. The online version allows you to join from anywhere in Aotearoa and work through the 3 modules (each around 1.5hours in duration) ar your own pace over a 6 week period. There will be a Zoom session with a TalkLink Teacher at the end of the 6 weeks.

2023 Cost: $150.00 per person (including GST), parents and whanau are free.

Group discounts (10 or more from the same organisation) and courses tailored for specific groups are available. Please email courses@talklink.org.nz to discuss your requirements.

Cancellations must be made within 5 days. Refunds will not be provided if cancelled within 5 days of the course being run. 

For more information about the online course, download the flier here

For more information about the in person course, download the flier here

Upcoming courses:

Online - available for 6 weeks from 8th May

Auckland, Wednesday 29th March 2023, 9:30am - 2:30pm - registrations are now closed

The Fickling Centre Waikowhai Room

546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings

Onsite Parking available

Taranaki, Wednesday 10th May 2023, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Stratford War Memorial Hall

4332/55 Miranda Street, Stratford 4332 

Onsite Parking available

Palmerston North, Tuesday 16th May, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Ministry of Education Palmerson North

1/3 Oxford Street

Palmerston North

Street parking only

West Coast - date to be confirmed Term 2

Hawkes Bay - date to be confirmed term 3

Waikato - date to be confirmed term 3

Wairarapa - date to be confirmed term 3

Tauranga - date to be confirmed term 3

Whakatane - date to be confirmed term 3

Tairawhiti - date to be confirmed term 4

We are now accepting expressions of interest for in person courses in other regions. Please complete the registration form and select the relevant option from the dropdown menu. 


Family registration
Student/Education assistant
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