We have a team of trained Communication Assistants (CA’s) around the country who are skilled in supporting other professionals to effectively communicate with vulnerable witnesses and defendants participating in judicial process.
At present all Moretalk CA’s are experienced Speech Language Therapists, specialists in communication, who receive additional training in the role of CA.
Moretalk CA’s work within a range of settings, including New Zealand Courts, including Family, Youth, Matariki, District and High Courts.
Our role is to assess and then assist with the functional communication of vulnerable person who may then need specific strategies and accommodations in respect to the context of giving evidence or listening in court. We work in partnership with professionals to ensure understanding and their ability to express is more complete, coherent and accurate.
Communication Assistance Referral Form