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 learning at school and in the community. It is needed to develop literacy and is also a protective factor for well-being and successful relationships. For some children and young people, talking and understanding others are challenging tasks.

Facilitated by by speech-language therapists from Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ (TTANZ), our workshops are about listening, talking, vocabulary, getting across thoughts and ideas, expressing emotions, making friends and learning. They are designed to help you spot those children and young people with oral language difficulties and give you a toolbox of practical strategies to ensure their voices are heard during interventions designed to help them. All our workshops are interactive with case studies, practical examples, activities and videos.

Who should attend?

  • Social Workers
  • Lawyers and Judges
  • Police, Fire Service practitioners
  • Youth health nurses and doctors
  • Educators
  • Youth mentors
  • Attendance Officers
  • Researchers

Choose from 4 dates and 4 locations:

Thurs 2nd Aug 2018: Takapuna Community Hub–Kotahitanga, Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Rd, Takapuna, Auckland

Thurs 6th Sept 2018: Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington

Weds 12th Sept 2018: House of Travel Lounge, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Fri 26th Oct 2018**: Meeting Room, Tupu Youth Library, 102 Dawson Road, Ōtara, Auckland

Time: 9am – 3.30pm, lunch will be provided (** Ōtara workshop runs 9:45am – 4:15pm)
Cost: $215 (includes GST) per person, including lunch
Book: To arrange a booking and payment by invoice or direct credit payment, email (with Workshop in the subject line) admin@talkingtroublenz.org
Please advise any dietary requirements
Note: If the price would otherwise prevent you from attending or if you want to book more than 5 places, please contact us.

TTANZ can also design and deliver a bespoke workshop for your organisation or group of professionals. Contact us on admin@talkingtroublenz.org

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