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Projects currently seeking participants

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The effectiveness of a peer e-mentoring program supporting young people with complex communication needs to access social media as a potential strategy to increase participation in online conversations Young people (10-21years) and adults (over 21 years) with complex communication needs across Australia

Parents of Mentees under 18
Mentees 18-21 years
Mentors over 21 years

Contact: Emma Grace
Ph: 8201 7674
Fax: 8201 3646
Email: Emma Grace

The role of retail in the social inclusion of people with complex communication needs (CCN) using augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC).

Inclusion criteria for the research are:

  • Adults with CCN who use speech generating devices and who shop independently; that is, people who may be supported in handling goods when shopping but make their own decisions about what to buy and communicate with customer service staff;
  • Access to computer and internet (for online focus group participants and those participating in email interview methods);
  • Lifelong or acquired CCN;
  • Ability to give informed consent.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Intellectual disability or cognitive impairment that impacts on ability to give informed consent or ability to shop independently;
  • Lack of a functional AAC system;
  • Inability to use an AAC system effectively for shopping;

Contact: Sue Taylor

Email: Sue Taylor

Ph: 0408427664

Research in Progress

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