What’s coming up in 2019

After a hectic and highly productive 2018 (see more in this previous post), 2019 has already been a busy and it’s only the start of February. We’re excited about the various training sessions coming up around NZ, including some that are open for public registrations. See below for information about specific Foundation Talking Mats training now available in NZ at […]

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What happened in 2018?

We learnt so much from the amazing individuals and organisations we were privileged to work with in 2018, both here in NZ and overseas. Three personal highlights were: 1) Joining Alayne McKee on her Winston Churchill Fellowship trip to see how speech, language and communication needs are being addressed overseas in care and protection and […]

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For Speechies

If you’re a speech-language therapist, look out for the next Special Interest Group meeting which you can participate in in person or via zoom. You can add yourself to the SIG mailing list on our SLT page. We’re delighted that as members of New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA) we are now Registered Speech-Language Therapists. […]

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Benchmark: best practice-best evidence with vulnerable people

The new Benchmark website has been long awaited by our team: www.benchmark.org.nz The Benchmark project has been funded by The Law Foundation and IHC and has been put together by an eminent team coordinated by the Donald Beasley Institute. The website provides free, incredibly detailed and practical NZ resources and information for legal professionals. The Benchmark website describes […]

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Workshops for 2019

We’ve booked some fantastic venues for four workshops coming up in the next few months. Get in touch if you want more information or want to book. Helping children’s and young people’s voices be heard Oral language is part of what we all do every day and plays a key role in successful participation and […]

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2018 Workshops

We’ve booked some fantastic venues for four workshops coming up in the next few months. Get in touch if you want more information or want to book. Helping children’s and young people’s voices be heard Oral language is part of what we all do every day and plays a key role in successful participation and […]

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TTANZ on tour

Alayne McKee and I have just got back to NZ brimming with ideas about how to take Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ forward. We like a visual at TTANZ so this one below shows where we went, although we also met with an SLT in Glasgow who works in the prisons there, and the Exeter trip […]

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2018 so far

Our team of speech-language therapists (SLTs) is growing. Most of us are based in the Auckland region but with the expansion of our Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki projects, we now have SLTs in some other areas of the country. The original youth justice projects we carried out last year with Oranga Tamariki social workers […]

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