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A perspective from Bolivia on the implications of the World Report on Disability for people with communication disabilities.
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PMID:  23323815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Implications of the World Report on Disability for people with communication disabilities (PWCD), as described by Wylie, McAllister, Davidson, and Marshall (2013) , include a drive for better demographic information, increased campaigning, and organizational change to improve speech-language pathology services. Qualitative data collected from PWCD and their families in Bolivia provide the baseline for this response. The benefits of collecting population survey information are recognized, but data reinforce the continued need to ensure a positive impact at caseload level. In a country where rhetoric is far removed from lived experience, the starting points for change are very different from those in Minority world countries. A supply and demand model is suggested as an equitable way of balancing efforts to overcome barriers to a better service. Knowledge and information are shown to be key in catalyzing the demand side for the service, while the importance of a solid evidence base for practice would help to improve supply. Although a warning against importing dominant Minority world models of service delivery is outlined by Wylie et al., findings from Bolivia support a more hybrid and nuanced approach that takes into account complex global influences of information flows, past and present.
Susan Buell
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Type:  Journal Article    
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:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101320232     Medline TA:  Int J Speech Lang Pathol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of East Anglia , Norwich , UK.
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