Flinders University Disability & Community Inclusion Research Network (FUDCI-RN)


Professor Juan Bornman, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication University of Pretoria, South Africa

‘Abuse of children with communication disabilities in South Africa’.

Evidence suggests that individuals with disabilities, specifically those individuals with intellectual disabilities and severe communication disabilities are at greater risk of experiencing violence against them. Ally is a young adult with spastic quadriplegia and little or no functional speech. She has never received any formal education. She was referred to the Centre for AAC shortly before her 18th birthday as she was summoned as a witness in an abuse court case. This presentation will describe the factors that were considered in making intervention choices for Ally and also describe the progress she has made.

30 July 2018, Monday 1- 2 pm Room S404B, South Wing, Sturt Campus.

See flyer for further details: Juan Bornman_Visiting reseracher Flyer_Monday 30 July 2018_PR