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Speech Language Therapy for the People of Vietnam

In 2008 Trinh Foundation Australia (TFA) began collaborating with the University of Medicine Pham Ngoc Thach (UPNT) in Ho Chi Minh City to educate Vietnam’s first ever speech therapists through a two-year training program. With a population of over 97 million, a legacy of defoliants from the Vietnam War, poor maternal and child health and nutrition, and an ageing population, about 7 per cent
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ICP Highlights the Impact of Communication Disabilities on Work and Employment

Raising the profile of communication disabilities at the United Nations (UN) is an important goal of the International Communication Project (ICP). The ICP recently 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
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How Lockdown has Affected Children’s Speech – and What Parents can do to Help

Yvonne Wren, University of Bristol The pandemic means many children will have spent the best part of a year interacting much less than normal with teachers, friends and family. One of the big questions is how this will have changed the way they have learned to speak. Have lockdown and other COVID-19 measures affected how children acquire the speech and language skills so vital
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Voice Banking with an International Twist

Voice banking has been a core part of my work with people with progressive neurological conditions for the last few years. The benefits of both voice and message banking are coming through loud and clear from our patients and their families—maintenance of identity and sense of self by ‘keeping’ your own voice for later use on a communication aid are key messages, as well
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ICP Submits Comments to UN Committee

This past March, the International Communication Project (ICP) submitted comments about the impact of communication disabilities on employment to a United Nations (UN) committee that monitors the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The committee had invited submissions as part of its preparation for issuing a statement concerning Article 27 of the UN Convention, the right to work
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U.S. President Biden Champions People With Communication Disorders

As someone who stutters, Joseph R. Biden, the 46th President of the United States, is an inspirational figure for reasons apart from politics. In rising to high office, he has set a global example that people with communication disorders can become strong communicators and rise above the teasing and stigmatization that often occur. Historically, though several U.S. presidents have had disabilities, none in modern
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ICP Raises Communication Disabilities at United Nations Conference

With members of the global disabilities community lending their voices, the International Communication Project (ICP) hosted a breakthrough event at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) this past June. The setting was the most recent Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP), an annual gathering of disabilities officials, advocates, and experts from around the
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The International Communication Project (ICP) Exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

The International Communication Project (ICP) exhibited at the recent Consumer Electronics Show(CES) in Las Vegas, an annual event that attracts almost 200,000 people from around the world. Concerns about the potential harmful impact on human communication that may arise from misuse of popular technology have been raised by the World Health Organisation and other leading groups. Information about the Project was disseminated to attendees,
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