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Defining communication disability in under-served communities in response to the World Report on Disability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23323814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The World Report on Disability takes a broad emphasis on disability. In their paper on the implications of this report for speech-language pathology and for people with communication disabilities, Wylie, McAllister, Davidson, and Marshall (2013) emphasize the importance of promoting a broader view of communication disability. This commentary explores the challenges of investigating the epidemiology of communication disability, in particular, the difficulties defining the disability and then measuring it in a valid and reliable manner. The two interpretations are discussed of the concept medically under-served as it relates to speech-language pathology: service availability and service accessibility. Bourdieu's forms of capital were then explored as a way of understanding an individual's perception of capital and how service provision can enhance perceived capital and minimize loss of capital. It is important services are mindful of the variations of capital and engage with communities to facilitate access and increase their perceptions of the value of speech-language pathology (SLP) services. The focus throughout is on pre-school children with communication disability in the context of a program of research in England, called Child Talk-What Works.
Sue Roulstone; Sam Harding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of speech-language pathology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1754-9515     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Speech Lang Pathol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  2013-06-27     Revised Date:  2014-03-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101320232     Medline TA:  Int J Speech Lang Pathol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Communication Disorders / therapy*
Health Services Accessibility / trends*
Vulnerable Populations*
World Health*
Grant Support
RP-PG-0109-10073//Department of Health
Comment On:
Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013 Feb;15(1):1-13   [PMID:  23323813 ]

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