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Department of Clinical Speech & Language Studies


“It’s helped me connect with more friends”: Facilitating social participation of young people with and without communication disabilities using social media

Pammi Raghavendra, Associate Professor Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University, Australia

Date: 3rd November 2015

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Venue: Room 103/104, first floor, 7-9 South Leinster St, Dublin 2

Pammi is a Speech Language Pathologist with over 30 years of research, clinical and/or teaching experience in working with children and adults with disabilities, especially those with complex communication needs using augmentative and alternative communication. Pammi's current research interest focuses on facilitating the participation of individuals with disabilities using inclusive technologies.

The presentation will share findings from a recently completed research project where young people with disabilities living in rural areas of South Australia were supported to learn to use social media to enhance their social networks with face-to-face intervention followed by line mentoring.

There is no charge for attendance at this lecture, but advance booking is essential as a space is limited.

Please e-mail: to book your place.





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