Research Project

Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Counselling and Decision Making Using a Graduated Multi-Level Communication System

The aim of this project was to develop and pilot a communication system that can be used by counsellors when working with people with complex communication needs.

The project involved a literature review and initial trialing of vocabulary items. The literature review revealed the importance of providing opportunities for people with little or no speech to be more self-directed in conversations important to them. This may include planning and making decisions about their life and supports, and strategies to support this objective.

This project was been funded by the Winifred & John Webster Trust Fund.

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