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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.

2021 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. 

Upcoming courses:

Numbers may be limited due to COVID-19 level restrictions 

Wellington, Thursday 23rd September, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands

For more information, download the flier here

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

Bayfield School,  2/12 Clifton Road, Herne Bay, Auckland

No parking on the school grounds, street parking only

For more information, download the flier here

Christchurch, Friday 5th November, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Ministry of Education, 48 Hereford Street, West End, Christchurch

Street parking only. 

Limited spaces available. 

For more information, download the flier here


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