Communication as a Human Right for Children with Communication Disorders
She will include work from our Sound Start Study and other research we have undertaken.
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Here is the abstract:
The ability to communicate is a basic human right. We rely on our communication skills to relate to one another, to learn and to work. It is what underpins our human existence. For an estimated 1.1 million Australians living with a communication disorder, communication is a daily source of frustration. For many people with a communication disorder, their frustration is further exacerbated when effective and efficient treatment is needlessly out of reach. With the right help at the right time these people’s lives can be transformed. What can we do to ensure that people with speech disorders have access to the help they need, so their basic human right to communicate is upheld? Two speech pathologists discuss this important issue.