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Help get Kids to KiwiChat Camp

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KiwiChat Camp is a week long camp for school aged children using speech generating devices, their families and carers. The primary aim for

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  Nationwide Disability Disability

Intensive communication therapy will be provided each morning and the afternoon will involve activities and opportunities for everyone to practice the skills they have learnt in the morning. A separate sibling recreation program will be run as well as a parent information sessions. Mentoring will be provided by experienced adult communication device users.

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work with people of all ages, who have a disability and have difficulties with speech, written communication, learning or controlling their environment.

The TalkLink service can help people with a Physical, Sensory, Cognitive, Intellectual, Learning or Age related disability which prevents them from: producing legible writing at an adequate speed

producing intelligible speech

processing receptive or expressive language

learning to communicate in speech or writing

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Ann's Merino Muster  6 August 2013

The Merino Muster Cross Country ski race is getting closer and with that in mind Ann has been doing some training. She completed 2 x 2 hour skis over the race course last weekend. Ann is also working in Central Otago and Southland at the moment and has been talking to some of the teams who are interested in attending KiwiChat Camp. The logistics of getting to KiwiChat Camp from the bottom of the South Island is daunting but the interest from the teams supporting these students is fantastic. One such student is Hudson. Hudson lives in Bluff and has been to KiwiChat Camp before. He uses both a High Tech Eye Gaze communication device and a low tech PODD book. Both these systems take time to master and seeing other students using similar systems is a great way to learn. Hudson and his mum Chris are keen to attend KiwiChat again as they see this as an opportunity to meet with other students using similar systems as well as have five days of fun packed activities to help develop Hudson¬Āfs use of the communication tools he is currently mastering. By sponsoring Ann to complete the Merino Muster we can help Hudson and other students attend KiwiChat Camp.

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  • Elizabeth Goldstein

    Elizabeth Goldstein on 24 Jul 2013


    Good job, Magnus!!


  • Sue Reid

    Sue Reid on 16 Jul 2013



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This page was created on 16 May 2013 and closed on 22 Apr 2014.
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