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dc.contributor.authorBuell, Susan
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Darren
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-26T13:47:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-26T13:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-16
dc.identifier.issn1744-6295
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620491
dc.description.abstractServices available for people with disabilities in Bolivia tend to be fragmented and costly. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have a related communication disability and are thus both literally and metaphorically excluded from having a voice. The following research aimed to explore the experiences of accessing services by people with communication disabilities in Bolivia through semi-structured interviews and one focus group carried out with family members, professionals, service providers, educators and policy makers. It aimed to establish the nature of current services in Bolivia where knowledge, information and resources are scarce. Findings indicated the 2 need to consider an alternative to a medical model approach through a focus on empowering other stakeholders to participate more fully in meeting communication support needs. Conclusions plot ideas for future service delivery and emphasise the central power of sharing practical and expert
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/loi/jldc
dc.subjectIntellectual Disability
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectSpeech & Language Therapy
dc.subjectGlobal South
dc.subjectBolivia
dc.titleMeeting the communication support needs of children and young people with intellectual disabilities in the Bolivian Andes
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
dc.date.accepted2107-03
rioxxterms.funderInternal
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW260517DC
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-12-31
refterms.dateFCD2018-09-20T14:40:01Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2017-12-31T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractServices available for people with disabilities in Bolivia tend to be fragmented and costly. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have a related communication disability and are thus both literally and metaphorically excluded from having a voice. The following research aimed to explore the experiences of accessing services by people with communication disabilities in Bolivia through semi-structured interviews and one focus group carried out with family members, professionals, service providers, educators and policy makers. It aimed to establish the nature of current services in Bolivia where knowledge, information and resources are scarce. Findings indicated the 2 need to consider an alternative to a medical model approach through a focus on empowering other stakeholders to participate more fully in meeting communication support needs. Conclusions plot ideas for future service delivery and emphasise the central power of sharing practical and expert


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