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Food for thought at IALP Congress, 2016

Posted on 2 September, 2016 at 6:10

The Communicability Global team attended the 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrics in Dublin, Ireland, last week and presented and engaged in discussion about how best to provide culturally sensitive, appropriate and ethical support to majority world countries looking to develop services for people with communication disability. The debates were excellent and have inspired us to do more to raise awareness of the need for cultural competence amongst external advisors working in low and middle-income contexts, linking with the International Communication Project (ICP). To see my presentation on challenges to developing cultural competence for SLTs practising in East Africa, contact me on [email protected]

If you are interested in signing the Universal Declaration of Communication Rights, you can simply clickhttp://www.elrha.org/project/mmu/ and keep watching for more entries!" target="_blank"> here!

Also last month, I worked with some more families of children with cerebral palsy in Northern Rwanda through the https://chanceforchildhood.org/what-we-do/communication-camps-in-rwanda/" target="_blank">Chance for Childhood communication camps. The Chance for Childhood team supported another 12 families in Gakenke district to understand more about their child, their communication, their development and how to feed them safely.

Alongside this, Julie and I have been working on completing the Humanitarian Innovation Fund project on supporting refugee survivors of sexual and gender based violence who have a communicaion disability in Rwanda. You can read more about the project and follow our blog here. Watch out for our literature review soon! 


Kamini Gadhok, CEO of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, UK, presents at IALP on how to influence to achieve global understanding of communication disability. Dublin, August 2016.

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