What is the Talking Matters Network?

More than 200 practitioners from over 70 organisations now belong to the Talking Matters Network. This growing collective of stakeholders, practitioners and community organizations, from education, health, family-facing services and others meets regularly to share ideas and experiences around oral language development for young children. Newsletters provide updates on research and actions around oral language for young children. 

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Workshops and meetings

We hold four meetings a year in Auckland. The meetings always include table conversations, networking time and an engaging presentation on aspects of early oral language | Browse past meetings

Newsletter and resources

The Network Newsletter promotes key research, events and submissions related to oral language as well as emerging tools and resources