Preventing abuse and providing access to justice for individuals with complex communication needs : the role of augmentative and alternative communication

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dc.contributor.author Bornman, Juan, 1968-
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-13T08:42:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.description Portions of this article were presented at the Research Symposium of the 17th International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Biennial Conference, Toronto, Canada. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Individuals with disabilities, in particular those with complex communication needs, have an increased risk of falling victim to crimes such as abuse and violence. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) highlights the human rights that all persons should enjoy. It recognizes the importance of communication, not only as a basic human right that is essential to ensure one's protection and one's participation in all spheres of life, but also as an essential human need through which opinions, thoughts, emotions, and points of view can be shared. This article will address four specific articles of the CRPD that are essential for preventing abuse (including sexual abuse) and for providing access to justice for these at-risk individuals. These are: Article 6 (Women with Disabilities); Article 16 (Freedom from Exploitation, Violence and Abuse); Article 12 (Equal Recognition before the Law); and Article 13 (Access to Justice). Seven South African studies that focused on these four articles will be described in terms of their aims, methods, results, and clinical implications. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2018-09-30
dc.description.librarian hj2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.thieme.de/de/seminars-speech-language/journal-information-9835.htm en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bornman, J. 2017, 'Preventing abuse and providing access to justice for individuals with complex communication needs : the role of augmentative and alternative communication', Seminars in Speech and Language, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 321-331. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0734-0478 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1098-9056 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1055/s-0037-1604279
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62252
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Thieme Medical Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. en_ZA
dc.subject Abuse en_ZA
dc.subject Disability en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Justice en_ZA
dc.subject Sexuality en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.title Preventing abuse and providing access to justice for individuals with complex communication needs : the role of augmentative and alternative communication en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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