Improving access to the justice system for people with communication difficulties : a training program for people working in the justice system

Togher, Leanne, Balandin, Susan and Young, Katherine 2005, Improving access to the justice system for people with communication difficulties : a training program for people working in the justice system, The University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W..

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Title Improving access to the justice system for people with communication difficulties : a training program for people working in the justice system
Author(s) Togher, Leanne
Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan orcid.org/0000-0003-4765-8232
Young, Katherine
Publication date 2005
Total pages 120
Publisher The University of Sydney
Place of Publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Summary This training package is provided as a guide and resource to promote awareness and understanding of people who have complex communication needs and give people who work in law and justice system strategies to facilitate successful communication interactions. Complex communication needs are defined as communication problems associated with a wide range of physical, sensory and environmental causes which restrict/limit an individual's ability to participate independently in society. They and their communication partners may benefit from using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) methods. Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) is an approach or communication system that makes it possible for a person without speech to communicate. AAC includes gestures and sign language, picture and alphabet boards and high technology electronic communication devices that produce computerised speech. Many people with complex communication needs use a combination of AAC communication to express themselves. It is hoped that this package will facilitate access to the justice system for a group of people who may experience social disadvantage as a result of their complex communication needs. The information included in the package is not exhaustive. It is designed to : provide the trainer and staff with a general understanding of complex communication needs; challenge misconceptions about people who have little or no functional speech; provide practical strategies and guidelines to assist staff to more successfully communicate with people with complex communication needs.
ISBN 1864878185
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067002

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