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

These courses are online for 2022, meaning you can join from anywhere in Aotearoa. Each course runs for three weeks. There are three modules, around 1.5hours in duration with a live Zoom meeting in the final week with a TalkLink Teacher/Trainer and Speech Language Therapist. You can work at the course at your own pace. 

2022 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, download the flier here

Upcoming courses:

No further dates for 2022 planned. We are going to be running these in person again in 2023. 

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


Family registration
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