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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:

West Coast, Thursday 7th May 2020, 9:30am - 2:30pm - postponed, new dates to be announced

Venue TBC


Taupo, 23 July 2020, 10am - 3pm

Tauhara Room at REAP, 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo

Numbers are limited.

For further information, please download the flier here. 


Palmerston North, Tuesday 28th July, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Reformed Church of Palmerston North

541 Ruahine Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

For further information, please download the flier here.


New Plymouth, Thursday 30th July, 9:30am - 2:30pm - registrations are now closed, course is full

Merrilands Primary School, Kauri Street, Merrilands, New Plymouth

For more information, please download the flier here


Tauranga, Tuesday 4th August,  2020, 9:30am-2:30pm 

BLENNZ Tauranga Visual Resource Centre, 78 Carmichael Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga 

Numbers are limited. 

For further information, please download the flier here. 


Auckland, Tuesday 18th August, 9:30am - 2:30pm 

YMCA Mt Albert, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert (behind Rocket Park)

Numbers are limited.

For further information, please download the flier here.


Christchurch, Thursday 27th August, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Ministry of Education, 48 Hereford Street, West End, Christchurch Central

For more information, please download the flier here


Whakatane, Tuesday 20 October 2020, 9:30am - 2:30pm 

Whakaari room, REAP, 21 Pyne Street, Whakatane

For more information, please download the flier here


Nelson, Thursday 29th October 2020, 9:30am-2:30pm

Headingly Centre @ Grace Church

452 Lower Queen Street

Richmond, Nelson

For more information, please download the flier here


Rotorua, Wednesday 4th November 2020, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Kauri Room, Ministry of Education, Level 3/1144 Pukaki St, Rotorua

For further information, please download the flier here.

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