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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.

Cancellations must be made within 5 days. Refunds will not be provided if cancelled within 5 days. 

Upcoming Courses:

Hawkes Bay, Tuesday 22nd September, 9:30am - 2:30pm - registrations are now closed

Ministry of Education, 8A Lever Street, Ahuriri, Napier

For more information, please download the flier here

Wellington, Thursday 15th October, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands, Wellington

For more information, 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

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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