The Opportunity to Communicate is a Basic Human Right.

Communication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential. Everybody has the potential to communicate.

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Stories About Communication

Typing to Communicate—Overcoming Stigma

“My happiest moments are when I am communicating and no one in this world has the right to deny anyone that opportunity to further their language.”
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The Importance of Persistence

“My mother identified my persistence as a strength…it was invaluable to my learning and self-esteem because whenever I found something difficult, I would hear her words, ‘You never give up. You are persistent.’ This kept me going.”
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An Immeasurable Gift: Setting Up the First State Speech and Language Therapy Clinic in Rwanda

In 2013, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) developed an exciting new partnership with Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH), with the aim of establishing the first state speech and language therapy clinic in the country.
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Use it or Lose it: My Journey with Parkinson’s

Many Parkinson’s sufferers become quite disabled much earlier than I have been. I’m sure my longevity is due to my adherence to “the use it or lose it” principle.
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