[PDF] Inclusive Communication and the Role of Speech and Language Therapy

Source:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - RCSLT
Publisher:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Publication date:
22 September 2016

Abstract

This inclusive communication position paper is aimed at SLTs and the purpose of the paper is to: 1. Describe the need for SLTs to promote and practice inclusive communication and the risks of not doing this 2. Set out a definition of inclusive communication that can be used consistently by SLTs 3. Develop a shared understanding of terminology 4. Raise awareness and align previous strategic work on inclusive communication across the UK 5. Act as a guide for good inclusive communication practice 6. Outline the multi-level roles of SLTs in developing and implementing inclusive communication approaches 7. Recommend methods for evaluating, sharing and developing good practice in inclusive communication