Non-conventional communication

“One cannot not communicate!” This old statement refers to the insight of communication specialists who recognised that all behaviour also includes a communication component. For example, the rhythm of breathing communicates to another person if someone is excited or calm. Similar messages can be received through muscle tension, blood pressure or heartbeats. The challenge is to detect and to interpret these signs from individuals with severe disabilities or complex needs. Communication training and alternative communications tools should be put in place to ensure access of people with severe disabilities or complex needs to supported decision mechanisms.

The practices falling under Non-conventional communication are:

MONDO card game – Learn how to protect yourself!

Summary The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) in cooperation with a Budapest based school for students with profound and multiple disabilities (Csillagház Általános Iskola) created the MONDO card game for children with disabilities. The card is an educational tool through which children can identify a number of dangers and abuse (e.g. guardianship, institutionalisation, hate-crime) and […]

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