The power of talk: Setting the scene 

 Alison Sutton, Talking Matters NZ director

Confessions of a childhood stutterer

New Zealand Children's Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft

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Nourishing our Children with Language

Wendy Nelson, Brainwave Trust

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What we know about the language of our small children

Dr. Susan Morton, Director of the Growing Up in NZ study & Alex Woodley, The Southern Initiative

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The power of home and heart languages

Dr Rae Si’ilata, Associate Dean, Pasifika; Lecturer in Bi-literacy, University of Auckland

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Early language is everyone’s business

Maryanne O’Hare, Ministry of Education; Prof. Tania Ka’ai, AUT;  Anne Purcell,  Community activist, Tamaki community;  Stephnie Roberts, Ministry of Health

Talking to you matters to me: How data from LENA recorders gives power to parents

Emma Quigan, Manager, Talking Matters with Granger Grove mothers: Patrese Herewini, Catrina Bregmen, Renee Maka & Kylie McOnie

Talking Matters partners and supporters

Talking Matters is led by COMET Auckland with seed funding from the NEXT Foundation.
The partners and supporters of the 2017 Summit are: