August news

Our team has had a very busy run recently. At our workshop on Friday we hosted a fabulous group who brought so much experience and knowledge to share from their work in Alternative Education and Restorative Justice Conferencing. We also were delighted to work with the Youth Court Judges at their recent conference and to […]

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New workshop dates

Registration is open for our next workshops which will be held in Auckland at the Fickling Centre in Three Kings. We are offering the general 1 day workshop for professionals who work with vulnerable children and young people on 19 August and again on 21 October. Following feedback from the two workshops we ran recently, […]

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Court Communication Assistant roles

Our speech-language therapists have been gaining valuable experience of supporting witnesses and defendants with communication in justice settings in the last year.  This has included work within the High, District and Youth Courts and we are working closely with other colleagues involved in similar work in NZ and also overseas. We are on a working […]

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Dr Judy Clegg’s visit

It has been a very busy time for TTANZ. Dr Judy Clegg’s sessions for SLTs and other professionals in December were very well attended and Judy’s visit generated much discussion for the TTANZ team about research, assessment and therapy. In particular, the TTANZ team found it very useful to pick Judy’s brains about her experiences […]

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Court Communication Assistant role

TTANZ is developing experience in NZ legal contexts in a role similar to those undertaken by UK ‘intermediaries’. These roles are called  ‘Communication Assistants’ in NZ, and our team have carried out these roles now in both court and other legal settings e.g. Family Group Conferences,  and is involved in a working party to develop […]

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1 April 2016 workshop

We are taking bookings for our full day workshop for a general audience of professionals who work with vulnerable children and youth on 1 April. Email us to book a place and arrange payment. talkingtroublenz@gmail.com This workshop is called ‘Identifying and supporting language and communication needs for vulnerable children and young people’ and explores very practical […]

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TTANZ growing

Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ is expanding currently. We now have a growing specialised clinical service offering speech-language therapy assessment and interventions for vulnerable children and youth involved with care and protection, youth justice and mental health or behaviour services and we are involved in the design and delivery of court communication assistance services for vulnerable […]

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SIG

The speech-language therapy special interest group (SIG) met on 1 March 2016 at The University of Auckland to discuss an early intervention case study presented by Alayne McKee and to discuss other relevant topics. Speech-language therapists can attend future meetings in person or via Skype. Get in touch to RSVP or to add yourself to […]

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Submissions

TTANZ joined forces with the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association recently to submit a response to the Ministry of Health’s document about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Many people who have been affected by alcohol prenatally have difficulties with language and communication and would benefit from access to speech-language therapists for accurate identification, diagnosis and interventions. […]

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