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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’s 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 2024. The online version allows you to join from anywhere in Aotearoa and work through the 8 modules  at 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.

2024 Cost: $200.00 per person (including GST) plus humanitix booking fee, parents and whānau 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.

Refunds will not be provided if cancelled within 14 days of the course being run. Refunds are processed through Humanitix.

Upcoming courses:

Taupo, Friday 31st May

9:30am - 2:30pm

Eastwing room, Great Lake Cente, 5 Story Place, Taupo

Registrations close 17th May - to register click here

Palmerston North, Wed 7th August

9:30am - 2:30pm

Winchester School, 552 Ruahine Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

Registrations close 24th July - to register click here

Parking on surrounding streets 

Taranaki, Wed 28th August

9:30am - 2:30pm

New Plymouth Community Church, 50 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

Registrations close 7th August - to register click here