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

2021 Cost: $150.00 per person (including GST), parents and whanau are free.

This course is listed under the NZEI Teacher Aide PLD funding https://campaigns.nzei.org.nz/support-staff/teacher-aide-pld/

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. 

Upcoming Courses:

Taranaki, Tuesday 16th March 9:30am - 2:30pm

Stratford War Memorial Hall, 4332/55 Miranda Street, Stratford 4332

For more information, download the flier here

Waikato, Wednesday 19th May 9:30am - 2:30pm

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton Central

Parking available on surrounding streets.

For more information, download the flier here


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