Communication is a basic human right as well as vital to life. Communication disorders can take away people’s quality of life. They limit a person’s ability to participate fully in family life, their community, education and professional life.
Studies have also shown that communication difficulties can lead to behavioural issues and an increased vulnerability to participation in criminal behaviour.
The International Communication Project 2014 aims to spread the word about the vital importance of communication to all aspects of our lives and the critical difference that communication professionals can make – especially when they are involved early.
The member countries of this project are planning a range of activities and events, which will take place across the globe throughout 2014. There will be opportunities for participation at the local, national and international level.
The project aims to:
Raise the profile and status of communication disorders and disability with international health bodies and policy makers
Increase public awareness of communication disorders and disability and the severe impact they have on people’s lives
Encourage people around the world to join together to make a difference in the lives of people living with communication disorders and disability
The campaign is based on three key messages:
Communication is vital to life Communication disorders limit a person’s ability to participate fully in family life, their community, education and the world of work.
Communication professionals make a critical difference Without access to key services, people with communication disorders are at a lifelong disadvantage.
Early intervention is key Research shows that early identification and intervention programs create positive results over a lifetime for people with communication difficulties and society as a whole.
To find more information about The International Communication Project 2014 please go to the website: http://communication2014.com/
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