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Picturing Communication: Representation of and reflections on communication by individuals with communication impairments

The Picturing Communication Project aims to learn more about what people who have communication difficulties think about how they communicate.

People who take part in this project will first attend a workshop where they are trained in how to take pictures that represent communication, using a technique called “PhotoVoice”.

Over the course of a few weeks, participants will then take pictures that represent communication during their daily lives.

After this, participants will take part in a brief interview where they explore what these photos mean to them and how they represent their communication.

We hope to recruit people with communication impairments from a range of settings (e.g.: people with aphasia or intellectual disability or those who use communication devices).

If you would like further information on this project for yourself or a loved one, or if you would like to share information with potential participants please contact the Research Team using the details below:

Primary Investigator: Professor Martine Smith (
Research Team: Dr Órla Gilheaney (, Aideen Lynam (

Prof. Martine Smith Dr Órla Gilheaney Ms. Aideen Lynam



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