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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’s 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, Thursday 14th March, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Education Centre, Taranaki Base Hospital, David Street, Westown, New Plymouth.

For further information and parking information, please download the flier here.

South Auckland, Wednesday 20th March, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Onehunga Community Centre, 83 Church Street, Onehunga

Parking available onsite and on the street. 

For further information, please download the flier here.

North Auckland, Tuesday 2nd April, 9:30am - 2:30pm

224 Rodney Street, Wellsford

Parking available onsite.

For further information, please download the flier here.

Christchurch, Thursday 4th April, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Hao Lounge,Te Hāpua : Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch

For further information, please download the flier here.

Tauranga, Tuesday 12th June, 9:30am - 2:30pm

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

Parking available onsite or on the surrounding streets. 


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