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Latest News from the International Communication Project (June 2021)

The ICP newsletter brings you communication-related information and stories from around the world. Continue reading to learn more about training speech language therapists in Vietnam, voice banking and how it is having a dramatic impact on improving the lives of some individuals with a communication disability, highlighting the impact of communication disabilities on work and employment, and how lockdown has affected children’s speech and what parents and caregivers can do to help their children address this challenge.


Training Speech Language Therapists in Vietnam

Until 2010, there were no formal training courses or qualified speech language therapists working in Vietnam. Now the not-for-profit organisation, Trinh Foundation Australia, has through an ongoing commitment in Vietnam been actively involved in the training of 65 speech language therapists, 32 training as paediatric speech language therapists, with the balance providing services to children and adults. All are now working and teaching throughout the country. Read more….


Voice Banking with An International Twist

What is voice banking? Read about voice banking and how it is having a dramatic impact on improving the lives of some individuals with a communication disability. Voice banking helps to maintain the identity and sense of self for some with communication disability by helping them to ‘keep’ their own voice for later use on a communication aid. Learn how one Icelandic man living with Multiple System Atrophy is having his life improved through voice banking. Read more….


Highlighting the Impact of Communication Disabilities on Work and Employment

Raising the profile of communication disabilities at the United Nations is an important goal of the International Communication Project. Recently the ICP provided a submission to the 24th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to highlight the impact of communication disabilities on work and employment ahead of the general discussion in March 2021 on the right of persons with disabilities to work. Read more…


How Lockdown Has Affected Children’s Speech

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that children in many parts of the world have spent a good part of the last 12 months in lockdown, with much less interaction with teachers, family and friends. One of the big questions is how this will have changed the way they have learned to speak. Read about what parents and carers can do to help their children address this challenge. Read more…


Awareness Days Related to Communication

June 21
MND Global Day


International Communication Around the World

The International Communication Project (ICP) regularly features stories about communication and swallowing difficulties on its website and social media accounts from around the world.

In sharing this news with you, we aim to keep you informed of conversations pertinent to communications and swallowing as they happen around the world. The opinions expressed in these stories do not necessarily represent the views of the ICP, nor does the inclusion of a story indicate endorsement of the article’s viewpoint or accuracy.

If you have a story you’d like to see featured, please contact us!

Israel: Artificial intelligence ramps up speech therapy success. Read more…

 

Japan: Decline in young people’s hearing in Japan possibly caused by music listening habits. Read more…

 

Palestine: Women with hearing loss in Gaza make animations to raise awareness. Read more…

 

South Africa: Umhlanga audiologist shares tips to communicate without visual cues. Read more…

South Korea: Age-related hearing loss risk doubles if diabetic patients smoke. Read more…

 

United Arab Emirates: Student in Dubai creates pillow that helps alert people with hearing impairment while asleep. Read more…


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