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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:

Rotorua, Wednesday 23rd October, 9:30am - 2:30pm - registrations are now closed

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

Street parking only

For further information, please download the flier here

Balclutha, Wednesday 23rd October, 9:30am-2:30pm - spaces are limited. Registrations are now closed

Balclutha Primary School, Larnark Street, Balclutha. 

For further information, please download the flier here


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