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Handbook of Research on Psychosocial Perspectives of Human Communication Disorders
A low-cost data collection mode that can be utilized when considering dispersed populations.
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Mothers as Advocates of Social Inclusion for Children With Communication Disorders
Shalini Felicity Wickremesooriya (Institute of Professional Studies, Sri Lanka)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4955-0.ch007
Social inclusion is based on acceptance and belonging irrespective of any status, disability, or disadvantage. The ability to communicate empowers humans in their quest for social inclusion. However, children challenged by communication disorders struggle to form friendships and make inroads into social groups. Mothers, the primary caregivers in most instances, with their intimate knowledge of their children, are considered the best advocates. This study set out to identify strategies that mothers engage in to pave the way for successful social inclusion of children with communication disorders. An online survey was conducted in different geographical locations. Mothers with children aged 6-13 years who had received speech therapy or are currently receiving speech therapy were invited to participate. Data were analyzed using a mixed methods approach. Outcomes suggest that all mothers believe in social inclusion despite facing a range of inclusion and exclusionary practices. Undeterred by these responses, mothers advocate for social inclusion by engaging in a range of strategies.
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Marketing Research Using Multimedia Technologies
The creation of questionnaires for publication on the Internet as Web sites, as e-mail attachments, or as plain text e-mails.
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