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Communicating with disabled children

Stalker, K. and Connors, C. (2003) Communicating with disabled children. Adoption and Fostering, 27 (1). pp. 26-35. ISSN 0308-5759

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Abstract

Discusses the methods used in a study seeking disabled children's accounts of their everyday lives. The research is set in the context of policy and practice initiatives promoting communication with disabled children and other recent research, which suggests that not all practitioners and policy makers are meeting their responsibilities in this area. In this study of 26 disabled children's lives, different interview schedules were used with younger and older children, along with a number of visual aids and activities. The design and effectiveness of these is discussed in detail. Various methods were used to obtain the views of children with communication impairments. The authors conclude that communicating with most disabled children is little different from communicating with any child. Some basic skills are not hard to learn, and attitudes are all important. The methods described here could well be adapted and expanded for use in the field of adoption and fostering

Item type: Article
ID code: 3932
Keywords: disabled children, children, special needs, special education, communication, Special aspects of education, Child Health. Child health services
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:40
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3932

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