Communication as a Human Right: Citizenship, politics and the role of the speech language pathologist.



The purpose of this paper is to elucidate communication as a human right for Declan. This commentary paper is co-written by Declan, his sister who is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with an advocacy role, his SLP, and academics. Declan discusses, in his own words, what makes communication hard, what helps communication, his experiences of speech-language pathology, and what he knows about human rights. He also discusses his passion for politics, his right to be an active citizen and participate in the political process.

Authors: Declan Murphy, Rena Lyons, Clare Carroll, Mari Caulfield & Gráinne de Paor
Organisation: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology


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Pages: 6
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