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Communication: A Basic Human Right

The Universal Declaration of Communication Rights appears below. Please read it and become a signatory. Signing the Declaration is an easy but important way of helping to bring attention to persons with communication disorders and the professional care that can help them.

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The Opportunity to Communicate is a Basic Human Right

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7,911Carly OwenAustraliaMy daughter is autistic and has difficulty using traditional channels of communication
7,910Nisha KirubairajahAustralia
7,909Lauren JonesAustraliaEverybody should know the basics of communication
7,908Minette FealyAustraliai cannot imagine my life without being able to communicate effectively
7,907nikki eastAustraliamy son has a severe speech and language delay
7,906Kylie McKennaAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I am committed to making a difference in the lives of people who have a communication impairment. Communication is a basic human right and everyone should be given the opportunity to voice their thoughts and ideas.
7,905Simon CooperUnited Kingdom
7,904Jacqueline PhangSingaporeCommunication is the freedom to express our thoughts, feelings and creativity
7,903Gemma RubarthAustraliaI am a children's speech pathologist and see the positive impact of developing skills and providing methods of communication to children every day.
7,902Kristin Dean Australia
7,901Helen GriffithsNew ZealandAs a speech language therapist, I am committed to making a difference in the lives of those with communication needs.
7,900Marie CoxIrelandI am a speech and language therapist working with people with communication impairments.
7,899Narelle ArthurAustralia
7,898Sonia Sheung Yan ChanHong KongThe ability to communicate and be understood is a joy that every human being deserves to experience
7,897Michelle RobsonAustraliaI'm a speechie!
7,896Carol MesengerUnited KingdomI am an Ofsted Registered Childminder in Worcestershire and I support this Pledge for all the children and young people in the world
7,895Jo HameisterAustraliamy mother is aphasic due to an aquired brain injury.
7,894Donna GrausAustralia
7,893Margaret Eurell-DixonUnited KingdomSupporting the Get Worcestershire Talking Campaign
7,892Juliet GoodbanUKI lead the paediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy services in Worcestershire. Communication is a basic human right, supporting the Get Worcestershire Talking campaign.
7,891Helena WoodUKI lead the Health Visitor service in Worcestershire, communication is a basic human right. Supporting the Get Worcestershire Talking campaign.
7,890Patrick McCloskeyUKI work for the NHS in Worcestershire, communication is a basic human right
7,889Rachel Kirkwood UKI am Head of Organisational Change for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
7,888Jane SleemanUKI lead NHS Children's Services in Worcestershire, communication is a basic human right.
7,887Philippa ColemanUKI am a Children's Services Manager in Worcestershire, communication is a basic human right
7,886Lindsey SadlerUKI am a Children's Services Manager in Worcestershire, communication is a basic human right.
7,885 Paula HughesEnglandAs a teacher in Worcestershire I feel we need to fight to keep every aspect of the services provided for Education in order to give every student the opportunity for help should they need it.
7,884Harry WoodcockUnited KingdomSupporting the Get Worcestershire Talking campaign. Communication is a basic human right.
7,883Emma McAteerUnited KingdomSpeech and Language Therapy student
7,882Katlarelo Kate KgwefaneBotswanaI'm an Audiologist working in Botswana where like many other developing countries our profession is scarce and the need of people with communication disability are barely met.
7,881Aoife O'ReillyIreland
7,880David LewisUnited KingdomI am a consultant paediatrician in Worcestershire, communication is a basic human right
7,879Isobel BarrettUnited KingdomI'm a recently qualified SLT with a grandfather suffering from dementia.
7,878Elizabeth DunkinWestern AustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I see how important communication is all the time. Anyone with difficulty communicating should have access to services to assist them with their communication.
7,877Terri ButlerAustraliaI want to see everyone have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
7,876Joanne ColesAustraliaEvery person has a right to be heard.
7,875Sarah BradshawAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and daily see the need for people to be able to communicate
7,874Petrea CornwellAustraliaCommunication a fundamental right of all.
7,873Ellis EbellAustraliaFeel strongly that everyone should be able to communicate.
7,872Geoffrey CrossmanAustraliaBecause Geoffrey had a major stroke 3 years ago and has severe aphasia and dyspaxia and so still cannot speak more than a few words.
7,871Shane PritchardAustraliaEveryone should have the ability to express themselves and to understand others. To communicate is to be human.
7,870Flora MacKayCanada
7,869Katy LockwoodUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist working with limited resources to support children and young people with significant communication difficulties.
7,868Sophie O'ConnellAustraliaBecause I see so many children with communication problems affecting their learning and life everyday.
7,867Karli GleesonAustraliaI work everyday with clients who have communication difficulties and it's important they are supported and their abilities maximised.
7,866Emma MurtonAustraliaI work with people with communication disorders on a daily basis as a speech pathologist and know the importance of communication to these individuals in regards to living their lives and participating fully in their communities.
7,865Michelle MorrisonAustraliaMy son has a profound langauge disorder and he requires support.
7,864Julia HewittNew zealandIt is hard to get your thoughts,feelings, needs when you can't speak or communicate.
7,863Gabrielle O'RourkeAustraliaI work with people with communication challenges and believe communication is one of the most important factors for a person's well being.
7,862Kateřina VitáskováCzech RepublicI am a speech and language pathologist and academic teacher and researcher in the fieĺd of communication
7,861craig macraescotland
7,860K TrothEngland
7,859Heather GeeAustraliaBecause I'm a speech pathologist and this is an important issue I try to support daily
7,858Rachel ZahnerNew Zealand
7,857Arlene ClarkUnited KingdomSpeech and language therapy student
7,856Aynsley WardenCanada
7,855Catriona CollinsAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist working with children and adolescents with communication difficulties, I witness the challenges and barriers to communication professionally but also personally with my own son. To have people recognise every individuals amazing ability to communicate and our capacity to maximise that ability by firstly recognising it and then nurturing it would be an incredible step.
7,854Darryn LyonsAustraliaCouncil supports a fully inclusive community and affording all people the right and opportunity to be heard and realise their potential.
7,853Emily GreenAustraliaSpeech pathology student
7,852Rosalie SternAustralia
7,851Catherine LinhAustralia
7,850Aimee LivingstoneScotlandPersonal
7,849Mhairi MacDonaldUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapy student.
7,848Xinyi GanSingaporeI believe that communication is an essential part of our existence and everyone should have access to that.
7,847Andrew DuffyScotlandCommunication is a fundamental building block on which we can construct a better future.
7,846Emily CavinScotlandI am a Speech and Language Therapy student and I see how much communication disorders affect clients and their families and how much support is required.
7,845Claire McGinnessScotlandAs a student teacher, I see the importance of communication every day
7,844Claire McPeake
7,843Stephen WainribAustraliaInvestment in resources that help people to overcome communication problems is very important to me as a /spitʃ pəˈθɒlədʒi/ student. The more resources and awareness, the better the outcomes for our clients. Simple!
7,842Aimee McGoldrickScotlandI'm a student Speech & Language Therapist & I know the impact not being able to communicate can have on a person's life.
7,841Victoria TookeyUnited KingdomIt fits with my work as a Speech & Language Therapist aswell as being something I aim to support in all my communnication interactions.
7,840Melanie BroadbentAustralia
7,839Liane DeasyIrelandBecause without communication, the world would be a lonely and very difficult place to be
7,838Beth MadiganUnited KingdomIt matters because of the liklihood of exclusion from society if communication opportunities are not present is huge and significant.
7,837Donna BrothertonAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist, my goal is to support people in being able to communicate not only their needs, but also their thoughts, interests and personalities to the best of their ability!
7,836Kate BuenenAustralia
7,835Gemma WhiteAustralia
7,834Jessika CarrAustraliaI am a Speech Pathology Masters student - I have a passion for communication, and as it is a basic, imperative human need, it is a basic human right.
7,833Leah TaylorAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I am focused on helping others communicate.
7,832Pamela OhAustralia
7,831Emily ChanAustraliaBecause I believe that every person has the right to be able to communication through whatever means possible. I am also training to become a speech pathologist.
7,830Elysia SaundryCanada
7,829Vanessa HaywardI think everyone should be able to have a voice
7,828Joel Diggins
7,827Pamela RamphulUSAIt's important to voice opinions and say as you feel
7,826Shelly AddisonAustralia
7,825Tara SnellingAustraliaI beleive everyone has the right to communication, it is so important in activities of daily living. I'm studying to be a speech pathologist and so I am passionate about helping people overcome communication difficulties.
7,824Elyse AndrewsNew Zealand
7,823megan chinneryNew ZealandI am a SLT!
7,822Maggie StansfieldFamily member affected
7,821Dr. Virginia TraylorUSAAs a speech-language pathologist, I want to see all individuals with communication disorders acheive their full potential.
7,820Ariane Virgonasupporting basic human right as i am a future speech pathologist
7,819Victoria Columbine
7,818Ulrike EinzenbergerAustriaCommunication is everything
7,817Phoebe Malmoux-SetzAustralia
7,816maria georgiouCyprus
7,815Anastasia GeorgiouUnited StatesI am a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
7,814Leesa GreenAustraliaCommunication is essential for participation, inclusion, belonging and quality of life
7,813Cheryl FordUnited KingdomI work with children with communication difficulties and see first hand the impact not being able to communicate has on these children and their families.
7,812Deborah SmithUnited KingdomI'm a Speech & Language Therapist working with adults with an acquired brain injury many of whom have some level of communication impairment. At times the communication aspect of their disability is overshadowed by their physical and behavioural difficulties.
7,811Grace Yee Hsin WongAustraliaGives everyone an equal opportunity to freely express themselves to the best of their ability without being judged or criticised.
7,810Bonnie KangAustralia
7,809Clare BarrN ireland
7,808Nancy Harris USAI'm a communication specialist.
7,807Kris English. PhDUSA
7,806Kay GillettAs a Speech and Language Therapist I work with children and young people everyday who experience communication difficulties which are significantly impacting on their lives.
7,805Julia GoochEnglandMy grandson has speech problems
7,804Katherine SoperUKAs a Speech and Language Therapist I work with young people with a wide range of communication difficulties. I know the impact of these difficulties on their lives and the lives of their families, and the importance of the right support to help them reach their potential.
7,803Christine KingAustraliaBecause loss of or impaired communication is very isolating and is a loss of 'the me' of a person
7,802Louise BRAZENORAustraliaI had a stroke at Christmas and it is very stressful not only for the patient but also the carer when struggling to understand each other.
7,801Ashlee JacksonAustralia
7,800Anthony TingNew zealandBeing able to socialise means the world to me, and I work with patients with speech and language difficulties and see the impact this has on their lives
7,799Cecilia CookAustraliaEveryone deserves the opportunity to communicate and get the support they need for quality of life
7,798Kelsie GrazierCanada
7,797Marilyn O DalilCanada
7,796Clais ChungCanada
7,795Sebastian KennedyCanadaBecause communication is a fundamental human need
7,794Heidi AdamsCanada
7,793Jack WilliamsCanada
7,792Keith ArgenlCanada
7,791Darrel J BrentonCanada
7,790CB CampbellCanada
7,789Claudine Godbout LavoieCanadabecause if you take aware communication…really what are we?
7,788C. Kimberley BrownCanadaI work in speech-language pathology and believe strongly in this initiative
7,787Susan AtkinsonCanadaI am a SLP so am aware of the imprortance of communication and the effects of disability
7,786Neesha Dookeran-GibsonCanada
7,785Colleen Braun-JanzenCanada
7,784Christina SantilliCanada
7,783Nancy JohustonCanada
7,782Cathy HealyCanada
7,781Robin McDanielCanada
7,780Ellisha BlacklownCanada
7,779Kim Reyno-BriscoeCanada
7,778Bernadette RobertsonCanadaCommunication makes us human
7,777Y Ghamas-SlaielCanadaCommunication is everything!
7,776Lasha GoreckCanada
7,775Elizabeth M.Canada
7,774Maxine PerrinCanada
7,773Alice Eriks-BrophyCanadaCommunication is key!
7,772Patrick BlockCanadaLe droit à la communication pour tous est très important
7,771Francis MwawsaCanadaDroit à l'égalité par tous
7,770Lou BrockCanada
7,769Chabannel BeatriceCanadadroit à l'égalité par tous
7,768Luce CousineruCanadaCommunication
7,767Dino StortiCanadaCommunication
7,766Michelle LanteigneCanadaCommunication is essential
7,765Dawn KellyCanadaThe inability to communicate is so isolating
7,764Nina AghdasiCanadaI am going to be a speech pathologist, and I have family with autism
7,763Brent ClaysonCanadaAs an audiologist I recognize the value of communication
7,762Elizabeth MarshCanadaAs an SLP, I recognize the importance of communication
7,761Karen RachCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathologist
7,760Kathy CarrollCanada
7,759Bruce LeFewUnited States
7,758Joan NessenUnited States
7,757Harriett DaleUnited States
7,756Susan KlotzUnited States
7,755Maureen GillsUnited States
7,754Susan KoslinieraUnited States
7,753Bernice GorkaUnited States
7,752Tara GorkaUnited States
7,751Sheri SiemersUnited States
7,750Delores LarqueUnited States
7,749Tom McDevittUnited States
7,748Cindy McDevittUnited States
7,747Russell AshtonUnited States
7,746Denise FolloniUnited States
7,745Peter LawUnited States
7,744Laura MeierUnited States
7,743Adelaide WalshUnited States
7,742Charlotte MatthewsUnited States
7,741Susan de MeulesUnited States
7,740Donne SabodaUnited States
7,739Diann MichaelUnited States
7,738Harold “Buddy” SnyderUnited States
7,737Shirley HickmanUnited States
7,736Teresa ButlerUnited States
7,735Lois HillUnited States
7,734Bob EpplerUnited States
7,733Rosanne AndrewUnited States
7,732Barbara MacyUnited States
7,731Helen LewisUnited States
7,730Mary ScteboUnited States
7,729Suzanne StillingsUnited States
7,728John AielloUnited States
7,727Paul HarringtonUnited States
7,726Kathy NeilUnited States
7,725Valerie FreebeeUnited States
7,724Sue DelvauxUnited States
7,723Mary AtwellUnited States
7,722Ken BasoUnited States
7,721Carole RoginUnited States
7,720Candy JensenUnited States
7,719Pat HoldenUnited States
7,718Maria MolinaUnited States
7,717Tamara SachsUnited States
7,716Charlene MartinUnited States
7,715Janice GurleyUnited States
7,714saminda kuruppu
7,713Markku PatjasAustria
7,712maria bielsaSpain
7,711Mona HegaziEgypt
7,710Veronica BaylisUnited Kingdom
7,709Josef Schlömicher-Thier
7,708Faure marie-agnesFrance
7,707Fay WindsorUnited Kingdom
7,706Beatriz Arenaz BuaSweden
7,705Sylva Bartel-FriedrichGermany
7,704Helen LesterUnited Kingdom
7,703Sophie LeslieAustralia
7,702Cyndal Nelson`Australia
7,701Tahlia ChappellAustralia
7,700Courtney Ward-JacksonAustralia
7,699Stacey BunnAustralia
7,698John carlo OlinoAustralia
7,697Melanie BarrientosAustralia
7,696Melody ChongAustralia
7,695Violet SavonaAustralia
7,694Shamit ManiAustralia
7,693Ashley ZerafaAustralia
7,692Ian QuintosAustralia
7,691Ivan IlievskiAustralia
7,690Patricia GroganAustralia
7,689Stephanie BenierAustralia
7,688Simmi KhanguraAustralia
7,687Jacinta PickeringAustralia
7,686Amanda DinAustralia
7,685Issabella HusariAustralia
7,684Ursula BestAustralia
7,683lara edwardsUnited Kingdom
7,682Nessa LloydUnited Kingdom
7,681Katie MonnellyUnited Kingdom
7,680Olivia GalloAustralia
7,679Heidi LenzmannUnited States
7,678Giselle BillAustralia
7,677Hannah NortonAustralia
7,676Lea CifranickUnited States
7,675Melissa KatzUnited States
7,674Alanna MylneAustralia
7,673Cheryl BlissUnited States
7,672Stephanie HarveyCanada
7,671Irene LoewenCanada
7,670Cynthia MyrickUnited States
7,669Helen PalmerUnited Kingdom
7,668Ashley DekichUnited States
7,667Theresa WidmerUnited States
7,666Mary HageeUnited States
7,665Sheri StrasheimUnited States
7,664Megan HodgeCanada
7,663Joseph LeeUnited States
7,662Evelyn Snelgrove HuntUnited Kingdom
7,661Inez HendersonUnited States
7,660Brittany WingateUnited States
7,659April HawkinsUnited States
7,658Billy McHoneUnited States
7,657Carol ClearyUnited States
7,656Betty PresnellUnited States
7,655Kathryn MabeUnited States
7,654Sandra RobertsonUnited States
7,653Rutuja PathareUnited States
7,652Kristin MerchantUnited States
7,651Jennie DanielsUnited States
7,650Lauren HoffmanUnited States
7,649Michelle Millson KueflerCanada
7,648Danita EverhartUnited States
7,647Vicki TrombleyCanada
7,646Sarah GusmanoUnited States
7,645Joy KinneyUnited States
7,644Erica VannoyUnited States
7,643Kane CassonAustralia
7,642Virginia LonsdaleAustralia
7,641Heather LashUnited States
7,640Valerie HaywardUnited States
7,639Allison RuffUnited States
7,638Molly DavisUnited States
7,637Nathalie CampbellUnited Kingdom
7,636Rachel WicksonUnited Kingdom
7,635Christine ArulappenAustralia
7,634Hannah GreavesUnited Kingdom
7,633Sarah DevlinUnited Kingdom
7,632Jennifer McDonoughUnited Kingdom
7,631kelly brownUnited Kingdom
7,630Jackie KilgoreUnited States
7,629Béatrice IattoniCanada
7,628Laura HammondUnited States
7,627Kara KesterUnited States
7,626Jeanette OlszanskiAustralia
7,625Chantal VenneCanada
7,624Nancy BennettUnited States
7,623Sue RoperUnited Kingdom
7,622Sarah TungateUnited Kingdom
7,621Kay ChappellUnited Kingdom
7,620Lisa HuschkeUnited States
7,619Marie-Josée NeaultCanada
7,618Cassie EdgreenUnited States
7,617Jan BroomfieldUnited Kingdom
7,616Renee KilinskiUnited States
7,615Robert CoxUnited States
7,614Jessica MartinUnited States
7,613Audrey WilliamsUnited States
7,612Jacqueline TempleUnited States
7,611Kate FavettaAustralia
7,610Katherine StoreyUnited Kingdom
7,609Holly HittUnited States
7,608Amanda JacquesUnited States
7,607Carol BockCanada
7,606Jena DietzUnited States
7,605Monica BregmanUnited States
7,604Joanie FarmerCanada
7,603Heidi RiceCanada
7,602Michelle MooreUnited States
7,601Jessica BrooksUnited States
7,600Katrina StapletonUnited States
7,599David SullivanAustralia
7,598Geneviève NaudCanada
7,597Annie Byrne StevensUnited Kingdom
7,596Acushla ThompsonAustralia
7,595Emily OldrieveUnited Kingdom
7,594Communicate SLT CICUnited Kingdom
7,593Robert MaxwellUnited States
7,592Laurie BooneUnited States
7,591Lisa TuzonUnited States
7,590Cora Beth AkersUnited States
7,589Deborah JervisUnited States
7,588Mira GraceAustralia
7,587Carmel TebbuttAustralia
7,586Gail WalterUnited States
7,585Marie-Lyne RochonCanada
7,584Sandra LeblancCanada
7,583Marlèlne SavardCanada
7,582Meryl Jones
7,581Anna Maria KooCanada
7,580Chantal PelletierCanada
7,579Randi FisheCanada
7,578Kathleen DekkerCanada
7,577Cara CressmanCanada
7,576Ricky HunterUnited States
7,575Sarah LlewellynAustralia
7,574Clare GrevinUnited Kingdom
7,573Kate Grehan
7,572Briony HeapAustralia
7,571Tyese HunterUnited States
7,570Debra DunhamUnited States
7,569Sulare TelfordUnited States
7,568Michala JermyUnited Kingdom
7,567Amy GuestUnited Kingdom
7,566Kathryn McKinnonAustralia
7,565Mary AkashahUnited States
7,564Carrie TitlowUnited States
7,563Sharon CowenAustralia
7,562Lori ChambersUnited States
7,561Sue DeckerCanada
7,560Vicky StylesUnited Kingdom
7,559Catherine ProomUnited Kingdom
7,558Sarah GibbinUnited Kingdom
7,557Abby FosterAustralia
7,556Elizabeth MorrowAustralia
7,555Kate LalorAustralia
7,554Karla BeckUnited States
7,553Paulina MalecAustralia
7,552Shazz FlitAustralia
7,551Victoria LockUnited Kingdom
7,550Deborah MasonUnited Kingdom
7,549Lori FendelAustralia
7,548Maggie SlaymakerUnited States
7,547Linda GoynesUnited States
7,546Jan DeanUnited Kingdom
7,545Polly Wingate-SaulUnited Kingdom
7,544Renee PowellAustralia
7,543Rachel WhiteUnited States
7,542nighat rehmanPakistan
7,541Sue RoulstoneUnited Kingdom
7,540Michele GraykowskiUnited States
7,539Debbie MillsUnited States
7,538Simon ElliottUnited Kingdom
7,537Erin LeoneUnited States
7,536saeed malayeriIran, Islamic Republic of
7,535Cynthia CavanaghUnited States
7,534Maggie Garvey
7,533LINDA HAND
7,532Sheridan ClugstonAustralia
7,531Sheree HunterAustralia
7,530Niall TaylorAustralia
7,529Jayla ArnoldUnited Kingdom
7,528Thomasin BrookerUnited Kingdom
7,527Shivani DattaniUnited Kingdom
7,526Laura BroadUnited Kingdom
7,525Jennifer ParaskevaAustralia
7,524Petra petraNew Zealand
7,523Kristina Cowen
7,522Erin BrennanAustralia
7,521Kim WilliamsAustralia
7,520Elaine RyanNew Zealand
7,519Tom GauciAustralia
7,518Lindsay SchelhornUnited States
7,517Bonnie GrantAustralia
7,516Yamaris DiazUnited States
7,515Nichole TumaUnited States
7,514Yamiris DiazUnited States
7,513kara vesseyUnited States
7,512Kerrie HartNew Zealand
7,511Tanya MarksCanada
7,510Jessica BatesAustralia
7,509Shika SukhnundanAustralia
7,508Jessica BreakwellAustralia
7,507Talita FinchAustralia
7,506Elizabeth CoomerAustralia
7,505Bryony CottrellAustralia
7,504Lachlan HeinerAustralia
7,503Tue NguyenAustralia
7,502Bethanie Henderson-BryanUnited Kingdom
7,501Erin PickettUnited States
7,500Claire ClarkAustralia
7,499Gemma LappinAustralia
7,498Jas kallahUnited Kingdom
7,497Julie NotmanNew Zealand
7,496Esther CableUnited Kingdom
7,495Rabia UddinUnited Kingdom
7,494Bronwyn LarsenAustralia
7,493babor MuhammedUnited Kingdom
7,492Shayma MuqtadirUnited Kingdom
7,491Emma McGillUnited Kingdom
7,490Sarah JohnsonAustralia
7,489Nicola GallagherUnited Kingdom
7,488Sacha AllnattNew Zealand
7,487Talin GochianAustralia
7,486Katelyn DePolisUnited States
7,485Lara HardingIreland
7,484Shelley TregeaAustralia
7,483Carmen ZhengAustralia
7,482Salma TaherKenya
7,481Kristi WarndahlUnited States
7,480Nikhila LambaAustralia
7,479rebecca lucasAustralia
7,478Estelle paraskevaAustralia
7,477Mary WickendenUnited Kingdom
7,476Amy Dolan
7,475Crystal KellyAustralia
7,474Laura Baldock
7,473Melissa Di SanteCanada
7,472Belinda Sansom
7,471Joyce GiffordUnited States
7,470Junella JusonUnited States
7,469Molly ThompsonUnited States
7,468Sarah MarshallUnited Kingdom
7,467Alicia Scott
7,466Þóra MásdóttirIceland
7,465Sarah RindUnited Kingdom
7,464Mark RindUnited Kingdom
7,463Natalie MunroAustralia
7,462Laura JohnstonUnited Kingdom
7,461Shannon JohnsonUnited States
7,460Tracy ChinUnited States
7,459Cliona GeogheganIreland
7,458rachel rindUnited Kingdom
7,457Irene TorresUnited States
7,456Felicity GoodmanUnited Kingdom
7,455Megan StewartUnited States
7,454Ahmad AmroJordan
7,453Lorraine BukilicaUnited States
7,452Lauren YamaokaUnited States
7,451carmen eubanksUnited States
7,450Tania GiorgisUnited States
7,449Kathryn WageUnited States
7,448Priscilla DiPasqualeUnited States
7,447Miriam HillUnited States
7,446Nancy WaggonerUnited States
7,445Reesa BruceCanada
7,444Jacqueline HughesUnited States
7,443Gloria QuickUnited States
7,442christina mchale
7,441Theresa RodgersUnited States
7,440Elizabeth SchwartzUnited States
7,439Eileen FinneganUnited States
7,438Dr. Donna PolelleUnited States
7,437Laura DeThorneUnited States
7,436Valerie HawkinsUnited States
7,435Morag HutchisonUnited Kingdom
7,434Jessica WarkAustralia
7,433Sally KingsfordAustralia
7,432cristina silvaPortugal
7,431Þórunn HalldórsdóttirIceland
7,430danielle haddonUnited Kingdom
7,429Renate JirkaGermany
7,428Lesley BrownUnited Kingdom
7,427sarah lundUnited Kingdom
7,426Elizabeth TreasureUnited Kingdom
7,425Yasmin BandaliUnited Kingdom
7,424Naomi GreenUnited Kingdom
7,423mary farbrotherUnited Kingdom
7,422Karen PooleUnited Kingdom
7,421Alexandra MallinsonUnited Kingdom
7,420michaela beaverUnited Kingdom
7,419Jeanne Dippenaar
7,418Rikke PedersenIceland
7,417Patrícia ParentePortugal
7,416Melissa ColomboUnited States
7,415Li CarverUnited States
7,414Rachael MelroseUnited Kingdom
7,413Emma McAteerUnited Kingdom
7,412Sarah WadsworthUnited Kingdom
7,411Jois StansfieldUnited Kingdom
7,410Amanda HyamsUnited Kingdom
7,409Marino ChibaAustralia
7,408Joan LeachUnited States
7,407leeanne roanUnited Kingdom
7,406Laura GrayUnited Kingdom
7,405Gabrielle DunneIreland
7,404Anna JonesAustralia
7,403Emily TibboUnited Kingdom
7,402Megan HartUnited Kingdom
7,401Grainne FarrellUnited Kingdom
7,400Amy GilroyUnited Kingdom
7,399Aimee McGoldrickUnited Kingdom
7,398Heather SimpsonUnited Kingdom
7,397gordana zecevicSerbia
7,396Kirsty SimmondsUnited Kingdom
7,395Kirsten JonesUnited Kingdom
7,394maire cullinane
7,393Pető DóraHungary
7,392Sarah MatthewsUnited Kingdom
7,391Marie Flynn
7,390Kimberly SmithUnited States
7,389Rebecca TibbittUnited States
7,388Jane OpieUnited States
7,387Ed DilgenUnited States
7,386Amy BennieAustralia
7,385Adam JacksUnited States
7,384Baloghné Fábián Krisztina
7,383Ferenc SchnellbachHungary
7,382Eszter HaholtHungary
7,381Dalma BacsisztaHungary
7,380Annette BerryUnited States
7,379Hazel WelbonUnited Kingdom
7,378Anna Medve
7,377Csordás GáborHungary
7,376Angela DavisUnited States
7,375Diána GericsHungary
7,374Eszter FucsekHungary
7,373Kondor KataHungary
7,372Anna Boróka BartakovicsHungary
7,371Barbara AsbóthHungary
7,370Tamás VadasHungary
7,369Kovács BarbaraHungary
7,368Anita KárászHungary
7,367Palásty István Palásty István
7,366Csomai ZsófiaHungary
7,365Josephine CavanaghUnited States
7,364Laura CaireAustralia
7,363Hayley MaffinaAustralia
7,362Kate ElliottAustralia
7,361Stephanie RustonAustralia
7,360Georgina InglisUnited Kingdom
7,359Roseanne ExellUnited Kingdom
7,358Abby AubinBrunei Darussalam
7,357Rebecca TindallUnited Kingdom
7,356Michele MeyerUnited States
7,355Aimee FairfullUnited Kingdom
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6,987María Ignacia Rodríguez MoralesChile
6,986Linda KilgoreUnited Kingdom
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6,970Carolyn PatrickCanada
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6,934Claire Blagden
6,933Selve Krishnan
6,932Helen McLauchlan
6,931Dean Sutherland
6,930saminda kuruppuSri LankaBecause I am a Speech & Language Therapist
6,929patsy dowellUnited StatesMy son and grandson, both suffer from pragmatic language difficulties, that have caused schooling and life to be difficult.
6,928Katherine BakerUnited KingdomI struggled to communicate effectively with people for most of my life and I am now studying to support children with SLCN. Everyone has a voice and everyone deserves to have their voice heard.
6,927Sarkku VilpasFinlandWithout communication I would be mad. Everyone deserves a way to communicate!!
6,926Antoinette am Zehnhoff-DinnesenGermanyI am president of the Union of the European Phoniatricians. In our interdisciplinary work we want to help patients with voice, swallowing, speech, language and hearing disorders. Communication is the basis of development.
6,925Amy TurnerAustraliaI am passionate about communication and giving people a say in life.
6,924Christine HollowayAustraliaGetting early intervention is crucial to assisting those with communication disorders to achieve results. Waiting lists are just too long!
6,923Nyakur AnyuonAustraliaMy brother attends speech pathology <3
6,922Gerry ShenAntarcticaKeks
6,921Jed UnicombAustraliaLil bro
6,920Heidi HoskingAustraliaI am a paediatric Speech Pathologist who has come across hundreds and hundreds of children with communication difficulties. I also have a child with communication difficulties and have experienced the issues first hand, as a parent.
6,919Judith WincklesUnited KingdomIt is most important to me because my husband Peter Winckles suffered a stroke in September 2013 and is being treated for Aphasia.
6,918Anne SongoleKenyaEveryone needs to be able to give and receive feedback on matters important to them, be they organizational, social or national; everyone needs to be able to communicate.
6,917Sharon MayUnited StatesMy son has aphasia from a head injury.
6,916Emma Ireland-JonesAustraliaI am lucky. I can read. I can write. I can talk, listen and learn. I can communicate. This is a basic human right. Every one deserves the possibilities that come from being able to communicate.
6,915Alizah AzulAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working in the disability sector and recognise that communication is fundamental in all aspects of life. To have a good quality of life is to be able to communicate anything whenever you want, wherever you want and to whomever yo
6,914Rachel SimpsonAustraliaBecause I believe that communication is vital for every individual person to live a fullfilling life. Communication is a capacity needed for all aspects of people's lives. It is important that we support those with difficulty communicating, so they too ca
6,913Celine PascualAustraliaI am a speech therapist :) also please see my speel on www.wssp.com.au/hush
6,912Mara FreitasUnited StatesCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities...
6,911lisa crampinUnited Kingdomcommunication is the core of my professional working life and talking with my children and family is my biggest plaeasure
6,910Sharon RennhackUnited StatesI had a stroke and aphasia on Oct 2010. I know the frustration of trying to get your point across when people -including health professionals, don't take the time to really listen and understand.
6,909Jill MarshallAustraliaEveryon has the right to be understood and to understand - communication supports need to be accessible,appropriate and effective. Loud is good!
6,908Anne O'HareUnited Kingdomeveryone one should have a voice
6,907stephanie raiosAustraliaI am a speech pathologist advocating for the basic human right to communicate
6,906Shae CooperAustraliaAccess to every day services and interaction with others is important for all people.
6,905Christopher RydzewskiUnited StatesAs a speech therapist I work with patients that have difficulty with communication and are not able to to express there thoughts, wants, needs, and ability to socialize. This effects there ability to have relationships with others.
6,904Allison KruppUnited StatesI work in an elementary school and to hear students with communication issues is heart wrenching.
6,903Michelle CavinCanadaEveryone has the right and need to communicate! -Linguistics student planning to pursue a MSc in Speech Language Pathology.
6,902Anna HerdUnited KingdomMy 5 year old son has Verbal Dyspraxia and has struggled since he was 17 month old to communicate verbally . He needs all the support he can get , just like millions of other children and adults !
6,901Miranda JenningsUnited StatesAs an SLP, I believe communication is not only the gift of expression and interaction, but a right for all humans!!
6,900Kerri WaitsUnited StatesEveryone deserves the right to be able to freely exchange thoughts, ideas, and emotions regardless of physical or psychological limitations.
6,899Shelley WestCanadaI work in an office where parents are welcome to bring their children for a speech/language assessment. The lives of many children in our geographical area have been profoundly affected by the early intervention with speech/language therapy.
6,898Janet BunnellUnited StatesThe ability to communicate is a basic human right and as an SLP it is my mission to erase barriers that prohibit that right.
6,897Dianne RabyAustraliaBecause our capacity and ability to communicate is absolutely central to our identity as human and the only way to facilitate our community.
6,896Sherry WebbUnited KingdomI work as a speech and language assistant and get frustrated for people that are not listened to because they are not listened to or cannot be understood.
6,895Bernice JacksonUnited KingdomCommunication difficulties are a barrier to learning and can lead to isolation.
6,894Stephanie TicehurstUnited KingdomCommunication matters, without it we are isolated, disempowered, with reduced capacity to particapte in our social environments or contribute to society at our full potential
6,893Cassie NevilleUnited KingdomCommunication enables living; without it we merely exist.
6,892Jackie MaceiraUnited Kingdominclusive communication is important to everybody because if you cant communicate then you become isolated.
6,891Keith FletcherCanadaEquality is the most basic of human rights and must be fiercely protected regardless of cost.
6,890Alison NorrisUnited KingdomMy son has a communication disorder. Getting him appropriate support has been a huge fight. I support this campaign and hope that children in the future who have communication needs will get early intervention and appropriate support. My son attended
6,889Anne BenoitCanadaAs a person diagnosed with ALS, bulbar type, a cannot talk anymore and I appreciate when people continue to try to communicate with me. Very few people are aware of this condition and it's impacts.
6,888Daiga HeistersUnited KingdomIn the rushed world we live in it is important that we give people time to communicate at their own speed. This is especially important for people affected by Parkinson's, who's peach can be impacted as their condition advances!
6,887Lisa MorganUnited KingdomBecause it absolutely is, but there continues to be an alarming number of people who don't realise it, appreciate it or do the things they should
6,886Ami DaltonUnited StatesBecause I am an SLP and I work to enhance communication for my geriatric patient's every day!
6,885Sarah BAbcoxUnited StatesI believe everyone should have the right to communicate!
6,884Meredith KotoskiUnited StatesCommunication is what makes connections.
6,883Suzanne GambleUnited KingdomIt is especially important to stand up for those who have no voice for the very reason that they find it so hard to communicate
6,882Andrea MooreUnited StatesAs a Speech Pathologist I know how crucial communication is to success in everyday life!
6,881Lynette FrancisUnited KingdomMy son has Specific Language Impairment. Early intervention is key as are staff available in nurseries and schools so that these little guys with often undiagnosed problems are supported so they can grow up to have a life and contribute to society.
6,880Alan WhykesAustraliaExpression is the foundation of democracy.
6,879Jaime BashamUnited StatesI am a speech therapist in the geriatric population that holds firmly to the belief of communication being a basic human right.
6,878Karen HughesCanadaI have been a speech Language Pathologist since 1978 and have seen so many families struggle with a relative with severe communication difficulties and being unable to access the appropriate level of service to achieve their goals. Early intervention is
6,877Constance PazderskiUnited StatesEvery human being should not only have the opportunity to communicate as a basic human right, but this communication should be valued and honored. Communication without meaningful contexts and outcomes - communication in real contexts with meaning and v
6,876Meryl JonesNew ZealandAs an SLT I work with clients with communication disorders
6,875Tiffany RodriguezUnited StatesThis is important to me as a future speech language pathologist because I want to make a difference in someone's life.
6,874Sandy FlyUnited StatesI am a speech Language Pathologist
6,873Lorraine ChattertonUnited KingdomI am Speech and Language Therapist. Promoting communication skills is central to my work and life.
6,872Robin MitchellAustraliaAs a speech language pathologist, I know the impact that a communication problem can have on a person's life. More services are needed for individuals with a communication impairment at all ages.
6,871Kate GrehanIrelandI feel passionately about it as an SLT working with adults with acquired and progressive communication difficulties
6,870Ali HendersonCanadaAs a Speech and Language Pathologist, I have seen many, many family relationships suffer when a family member is not able to communicate well. When the communication improves, the person's confidence and self concept improve, creating a better quality of
6,869Mary Ann SimpsonUnited StatesBecause I work with children everyday who have difficulty communicating!
6,868Nicola MitchellAustraliaBecause my daugther has an intellectual disability and does not communicate verbally. She is currently using PECs
6,867Liz MurrayAustraliaThis is important to me because I work with individuals with communication difficulties on a daily basis and watch in awe as they and their families strive to achieve and improve their communication skills.
6,866Annette MikeczAustraliaChange your self, change your life, change he world through communicatin. Nothing happens if nothing is said. The time is NOW, time to CHANGE, time to SPEAK UP now not tomorrow.
6,865Deborah BrewsterAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist who over the last 25 years has seen the Importance of communication as a basic human right.
6,864Sandy ChristosUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist dedicated to helping seniors communicate to enhance their quality of life.
6,863Priyanka JainUnited StatesAs a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist, I strongly believe that there is dearth of awareness among the legislators especially about the disabilities resulted from communication disorders. In my opinion, getting involved and supporting such a great cause
6,862Angela LauderbaughUnited StatesAs a Speech-Language Pathologist, I know the importance of helping all people communicate.
6,861Amanda LakeUnited StatesI have dedicated my career to serving adults with acquired brain injuries and their families.
6,860Cordeliah ClarkeUnited KingdomI work with Speech & Language & Hearing Therapists and appreciate how important being able to communicate is to everyone.
6,859Lori LevyUnited StatesEveryone should have a way to communicate. It is the first step in being able to advocate effectively.
6,858Sharon FlitmanAustraliaEvery person communicates in some way - it's imperative to quality of life and needs to be supported!
6,857Emma SimsUnited KingdomEveryone should be able to express themselves regardless of support needed to do so. That support should be readily avaiable
6,856Emma BoehmeAustraliaBecause everyone should have the opportunity to express their own thoughts and opinions - communication is vital in all aspects of human life!
6,855ellen lunzUnited StatesI am a speech pathologist and have been for 43 years!
6,854Stephanie FrancisAustraliaBecause people with communication disabilities need to be able to participate meaningfully in their daily environments.
6,853Julie FreedUnited StatesI recognize that communication is the essence of being human and the means to build positive relationships with others!
6,852Geeta MehtaUnited KingdomCommunication is the right of every human being. I feel privileged to be entering a profession where I can make a difference to people's communication skills and abilities.
6,851Maggie GarveyIrelandCommunication is vital to ensure inclusion, happiness and good quality of life
6,850Rebecca GalloAustraliaCommunication is fundamental to our being
6,849LINDA HANDNew ZealandNot enough people know and understand how important communication skills are, and how much it impacts on a person and all those around them when their communication skills are impaired. We need more knowledge and understanding out there. We need more rese
6,848Susie OrrUnited KingdomI am a speech & language therapist; my father had aphasia.
6,847Amelia BreadingUnited KingdomAs a speech and language therapy student I am aware of the impact that communication can have on the lives of people from all age groups. Communication is so significant that it should be a human right!
6,846Jane SheatsAustraliaCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities. People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential Why is this important to you? (Optional)
6,845Jo BradyAustraliaso many peopel are disadvantaged in health care and society because they struggle to communicate
6,844Alexandra ZelentUnited StatesAs a future SLP I advocate for the future patients of mine that face significant barriers in our society because of communication impairments. I have recognized that I am blessed to have the capability to voice my opinions, describe my needs and wants, to
6,843Eleni MichaelAustraliaAs a speech pathology student, I have learnt how much not being able to communicate can affect a person's quality of life.
6,842Bethanie Henderson- BryanUnited KingdomI'm a student speech and language therapist and I now the importance of communication
6,841Karen DonnellyAustraliaWithout being able to effectively communicate one's quality of life is severly impacted.
6,840Ashley EdwardsUnited KingdomSLT student
6,839Kaitlin ScurrAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right!
6,838Petrea SextonAustraliaI am a Youth Team Leader for Able Australia and our Vision, Mission and Values Impact statement is to give multiple disability a voice and are seen, respected, valued and connected and we support them in achieving self-fulfilment and connection with the g
6,837Shayma KadirUnited KingdomI am an interpreter for the NHS, and recognise the importance of communication especially when English is not spoken by so many people in the UK who have health related issues and require an interpreter for this. I feel the satisfaction and relief of som
6,836Mariam MahmoodUnited KingdomHaving a voice is fundamental for physical, psychological and social health!!!
6,835Anna WivellUnited KingdomI work as a speech therapist, and every day I see people who difficulty with their communication and are often ignored or overlooked by others. It's a right to be understood.
6,834Bethany KemmingUnited StatesBecause I believe everyone has the right to communicate, no matter the circumstances. Also, I hope to become a speech pathologist and help others communicate.
6,833Janet SchwartzUnited StatesI'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I strongly believe that every person should have the capability to utilize their full communication potential as a human being.
6,832Kalin StenhaugUnited StatesI hope to be a speech pathologist and believe that individuals everywhere deserve the right to be able to communicate and get access to resources to do so to the best of their ability.
6,831Lauren HoltUnited StatesThe ability to communicate is a critical, basic need. As social, community-based beings, we LIVE to communicate.
6,830Rita RaleiraPortugalCommunicating is as important for me as the air I breath. I can't imagine living captive of a disorder I didn't ask to have. So if there was something or someone who might release me of such a silent prison, I would want that. More than anything and as so
6,829Michaela JacksonAustraliaEveryone has a story but not everyone can communicate their story. Everyone has the right to share their story.
6,828Michelle QuinnUnited StatesI am a speech language pathologist and clinical professor. I joined this profession believing in the basic tenets stated here. I have witnessed the positive impact on the lives of families with children and adults who are deaf, preschoolers with language
6,827Lisa FedrickAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right.
6,826Jordan LeaneyAustraliaCommunication is a right, not a privilege.
6,825Lisa HudsonAustraliaQuality of Life is impossible to achieve without human communication.
6,824Fiona HewerdineNew ZealandEndorsing the way we connect,a basic human right,
6,823Carmen RinconUnited StatesThe right to communication is crucial to building relationships with our loved ones (family/friends) and within our community. I challenge someone to go one full day without using any form of communication. At the end of the day, take the time to do a per
6,822Katherine RoweUnited StatesThis is simply the truth.
6,821Katrina KinnisonUnited StatesAs a school-based speech-language pathologist, my goal is to make communication accessible and achievable to my students.
6,820Yaser Al Sa'biSaudi ArabiaTo help increase global awareness of communication disorders. Communication is humanity.
6,819Cat SteenUnited States
6,818Maria MontezUnited States
6,817Lisa Rai Mabry-PriceUnited States
6,816Sarah DowlingCanadaAs an SLP I witness daily the impact of communication difficulties - communication IS a basic human right.
6,815Megan FerreiraUnited StatesAs a communications scholar I believe that it is our right to communicate. It is essential to people's overall health and well-being.
6,814Alissa BobekUnited StatesAs a speech-language pathologist I recognize the integral role communication plays in our human experience!
6,813Cherryl WarnicaCanadaCommunication is a right to be enjoyed by all.
6,812Whitney Casey-HeathermanUnited StatesAs a SLP communication is important and helping children and adults communicate effectively has been my goal. This is a very important cause and close to my heart.
6,811IngaMaj LundmarkSwedenParticipation
6,810Sarah VerdonAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and researcher who believes that all people are created equal, but different and am passionate about giving every person a voice
6,809Flóra Ilona FelhősiHungaryMy brother lives with communication difficulties. I know both of us are precious people with different stong and weak points.
6,808Rikke PedersenIrelandMy son has SLI
6,807Louise McKeeverUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapy student whos role is to enable people and children to communicate when a communication disability is present
6,806Beth KempenNew ZealandSome people really ought not to be "more equal" than others, which occurs at present.
6,805Danielle FuccioAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I believe the communication is a fundamental human right that should be accessible to all. I am committed to supporting and advocating this in my practice in order to maximise the participation and independence of all individuals
6,804Michael DunneAustraliaCommunication is an essential right for all. Support to achieve this should naturally follow.
6,803Stella PanagiotidouUnited KingdomI study Speech and Language Therapy
6,802Urszula KordeckiUnited KingdomAs someone who works with people with communication difficulties, I see it as a basic human right to access the support in order to communicate
6,801Joanne LaiUnited KingdomI study speech and language therapy. People should be allowed access to services and help that is required in order to communicate with others.
6,800Stacey FisherAustraliaAccess to communication in our community is a basic human right. This is no different to wheelchair access or breastfeeding rights in the community.
6,799Marijana TomanicSerbiaI work with people with communication disabilities
6,798Rachel CrowleyAustraliaAs 'The Universal Declaration of Communication Rights' states, communication is a fundamental human capacity which enriches and enables individuals to reach their human potential. Means of communication can take many forms, and those with disabilities may
6,797Marie FlynnIrelandBecause I believe everybody has a right to be heard
6,796Shae GillmartinAustraliaCommunication is essential to human connection, love and belonging- all basic human needs. Without this people are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness and depression.
6,795Flora PetrikSlovakiaThere are so many reasons why is this important. Communication is a basic human right.
6,794David RochusKenyaCommunication by itself has proven to be a fundamental necessity to all living things through which smiles are nurtured - despite the medium used.
6,793Imola VargaHungarybecause everybody is equal
6,792David KirkwoodUnited StatesBecause I am editor of a blog, HearingHealthMatters.org, that is by, about, and for people who care about communication disabilities and their treatment.
6,791Alanna BaileyAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I see the effects a change in communication has on ALL aspects of a person's life.
6,790Anne RoweUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic human right. People with communication difficulties often cannot participate fully in the economy and cother areas of civic life, so it is in all our interests to try to reduce the barriers they face.
6,789Karen RowlandsonUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapist, I believe that all people have a right to communicate and participate in society, and those who need extra support should have ways of accessing it.
6,788Abby AubinBruneiTo increase awareness amongst the general public of the challenges faced by people living with communication disorders and the options available to improve their quality of life.
6,787Sinead KerrUnited KingdomEverybody has the right to communicate, its important to everyone!
6,786Christina EdwardsAustraliaWithout communication people are limited in participating wihtin their family, units of friendship and their communities. People with communciation difficulties deserve to be supported by governments to reduce the isolation of communication difficulty.
6,785Tiziana Rossetto FederazioneItalyFor the defense of human rights
6,784Natalie TartagliaAustraliaBecause communication is so fundamental. it is taken for granted, and most certainly under supported and funded. Raise awareness for the right for people to engage in meaningful and independent communication!
6,783Dana SpiersAustraliaMy daughter is one of the many who have a communication disorder. The ability to communicate is essential and takes many different forms. Everyone should have the right to communicate to their potential.
6,782Sarah MassoAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right and should be recognised as one! Communication, in whichever form it takes, is a key factor in the development of Identity and heavily impacts quality of life. Communication forms the building blocks for interpersonal
6,781Jenny IslesUnited KingdomCommunication is a fundamental part of life- it shapes our perception of ourselves, it impacts every area of our lives and adds to our quality of life.
6,780Brooke HallowellUnited StatesThis human-rights framework is essential in advocacy for people with communication disabilities and in educating future clinicians and scholars who will be working with and for them.
6,779Rachel TuckleyUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic human right
6,778Carol DeAndreasUnited States
6,777Laura WeaverUnited States
6,776Peggy AgeeUnited StatesIn my history as a teacher, I have observed the communication challenges and struggles of those affected by communication-learning impairments and know the very real cost that communication impairments exact on academic and vocational performance and on b
6,775Teresa MullinIreland'Tell me and I'll forget, Show me and I might remember, Involve me and I will understand' Our goal should not be for people to 'know' what communication difficulty is. Our goal should be to help them 'understand' what it is. Then and only then wi
6,774Kelly Ring-WhikloCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist. It is my job and passion to help other access their right to communicate.
6,773Caroline CumminsAustraliaI am a speech pathologist. I am constantly trying to advocate for the importance of communication everyday and feel very passionately about it.
6,772Nancy LoucksUnited KingdomPeople in custody suffer disproportionately from impairments in communication and are paying the price for it. We need to recognise and support these difficulties rather than punishing those that go unrecognised.
6,771Marina ShawUnited KingdomBecause of the work I do
6,770Arianna PattersonUnited KingdomAFASIC SCOTLAND is a national charity supporting parents and carers of children and young people with speech and language impairments - they need a right to a voice for life!!
6,769Triona Ni fhearraighIrelandI see the effects that communication difficulties have on individuals and their families every week thus I feel this is an important issue to be raised!
6,768Patricia MitchellUnited KingdomAs a speech and language therapist, I have worked for over 40 years with people with communication difficulties and I am delighted to lend my support to this campaign so that the importance of communication is finally recognised by decision makers and oth
6,767Rebecca PalfreyUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic human right. As a Speech and Language Therapist I regularly see the devastating effects of communication breakdown- we need to promote our right to communicate in the way that works best for us- be that speech, signing,symbols,
6,766Ruth CarruthersUnited KingdomAs a Speech therapist I see the importance of communication in every aspect of people's lives, and the significance of any reduction or loss of ability to communicate they may experience. I am going soon to Malawi where I hope to meet with those working w
6,765Kim HartleyUnited KingdomCommunication is vital for life
6,764Wendy PearceAustraliaThe ability to communicate effectively is essential for quality of life.
6,763Tessa AckermanUnited KingdomWe take being able to communicate for granted. It's only when we can't express our thoughts and feelings that we realise how central it is to our being. As a Speech & Language Therapist I can offer treatment and support to those affected by communication
6,762Katie MillicanUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I support this cause.
6,761Alison MacKellarUnited KingdomCommunication is essential for all of us, and having worked with children and adults with communication difficulties I have seen what a huge impact it has on every aspect of life, and also on confidence and self-esteem. Communication should absolutely be
6,760Aisling DollyIrelandWorking as an SLT I see the difference communication supports can make for people with communication impairment
6,759Martina TaylorAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I see the need to promote communication and the ability to communicate as I am exposed to the effects of the inability to communicate on a daily basis.
6,758Pamela CotterallAustraliaNothing is more important than the ability to communicate which allows someone to be heard and understood.
6,757Gayle HazelwoodAustraliaTo communicate is oe of the fundamentals to our own humanity and our ability to make decisions and influence our own world.
6,756Karen PhillipsAustraliaI understand that communication skills are a necessity for living!
6,755Brenda GriffinNew ZealandMy husband had a stroke and has aphasia. He struggles daily with communication and feels isolated. He wants to be able to communicate with his friends and family in a manner that makes everyone comfortable - it is hard and there is very little support h
6,754Allyson WildUnited KingdomAs a child I received speech therapy which was so effective as to allow me to become a paediatric speech and language therapist myself. Without this help, my communication skills may have held me back in my education and career choices. Everyone should ha
6,753Sarah AndrewsAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I work with people with communication impairment and see the effect it has on lives. It is profound and something needs to be done to support these individuals to be able to live their lives to the fullest. I have the blessing of c
6,752Gemma BilesUnited KingdomCommunication is essential for all, as a SLT I see the importance of communication on a daily basis!
6,751Kathryn DanielsUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapist I work with many people with communication disability whos impairment is exacerbated by the barriers society put up to their integration and inclusion, mainly through ignorance and disregard.
6,750Katie CluskeyIrelandProfession
6,749Sophie HarveyUnited KingdomTwo human beings with the ability to communicate have the ability to become life long friends, lovers, or partners in crime. The possibilities are endless. Take communication away and that glorious world is cast in shadow.
6,748Rebecca SegalUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist so it si a passion of mine.
6,747Marnee BrickCanadaWe advocate for being a voice and giving a voice to children around the world.
6,746Jan StoneUnited KingdomI taught children with speech and language difficulties for many years.
6,745Debi ObrienUnited StatesWe wouldn't deny someone accomadation or support if they lost the use of their legs. Why wouldn't we do the same for people who have communication issues? It's time to bring this issue into the 21st century.
6,744Sallyanne ParvinUnited KingdomWithout the ability to communicate and therefore interact, life is very empty and isolating.
6,743Anne DolanUnited KingdomIt's my job to give people a voice!
6,742Louise ReadUnited KingdomI work with stroke survivors with communication difficulties
6,741Kate KinchAustraliaThe ability to communicate is everything!
6,740Jo FokkesAustraliaCommunication builds bridges betwee us all.
6,739Jessica LeeAustraliaEVERYONE deserves the opportunity to communicate. It is essential to function within society so you have my pledge!
6,738Jessamy AmmUnited StatesAll people can communicate but some people need some extra help to get their message across.
6,737Marja SteurNew ZealandWe all want to be understood.
6,736Christina StephensUnited StatesThis is important to me because any individual can have their life changed in an instant. My mother had a stroke at age 41 and lost her ability to speak. Communication IS a basic human right! Thank you for considering my opinion in your decision.
6,735eileen lockeUnited KingdomI have trouble with remembering after a stroke
6,734Tanya KonosonakaUnited KingdomMy partner had a Stroke
6,733Jennifer SmithUnited KingdomI have a relative who after a stroke was unable to communicate in the normal way.
6,732Sarah CarterUnited KingdomI have friends who suffer from aphasia
6,731Mary JarrettUnited KingdomI have a good friend who has communication issues. She has come on leaps and bounds with her speech since suffering multiple strokes a few years ago now, but I have met other friends of hers who are still fighting a longer battle with communication. I be
6,730Ken OgilvieUnited KingdomMy wife has aphasia and more people need help
6,729Geoff DavisUnited KingdomI have met people with asphesia, and appreciate their struggle
6,728Charles SpencerUnited KingdomAfter a serious ischaemic stroke 8 yrs ago, I realised how little understood are communication difficulties. Break a limb, and everyone understands the problem: suffer speech problems and most people shrink away.
6,727jenny almeida dautlichUnited KingdomI have Aphasia
6,726andrew gaskellUnited KingdomEverybody should have a voice
6,725Sarah BodilyUnited KingdomThe right for everyone to be able to communicate shouldn't be something we have to fight for. It should be expected and given freely without hesitation.
6,724Julie CarrUnited KingdomEveryone has the right to communicate. It enriches our quality of life and enables us to form relationships.
6,723Elizabeth AckroydUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist in the UK. Enabling people to communicate by whatever means possible is a privilege and should be something everyone has a right to.
6,722Elizabeth AnttonenUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist; helping people communicate is my passion.
6,721Leigh Ann SpellUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist who provides communication services to international clients.
6,720Terry BoyceUnited KingdomEvery individual has the right to communicate their needs, wishes and desires. We all have an internal voice which should be heard and enabled despite a communication impairment.
6,719Eva LeeMalawiCommunication is essential for an enriching life and for social interaction which is an essential human need.
6,718Marie AthertonAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right!
6,717Daniel GibbonsUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapist I work with children with developmental communication difficulties and understand the importance of children reaching their full communication potential
6,716Harriet BinghamAustraliaCommunication is the essential. It is essential that everyone can communicate in our world - using whatever ways work best for them. We need to enable everyone to understand and express themselves to their potential. We need to break down the communicatio
6,715Aileen RyanAustraliaI have a daughter who has had to work hard all her life trying to get people to understand her. Without communication there is isolation. Everyone has the right to communicate,
6,714Claire DowneyUnited KingdomCommunication is intrinsic to all aspects of life, without it life is difficult and painful.
6,713Fiona GivenAustraliaI support this because I have a communication disorder myself and use AAC to communicate. In my work, I see people who are not given the opportunity to find a way to express themselves.
6,712Shareka BenthamBarbadosBecause everyone deserves a voice!
6,711Louisa ReevesUnited Kingdomcommunication is a vital 21st century skill and all people have a right to be supported and enabled to communicate
6,710Jeanne CoxAustraliaThe ability to communicate is essential for the fulfilment of human life. It would be a dark world for those who have difficulty communicating with other people and they need the same access to services as other persons with a disability.
6,709Suzanne C. HopfFijiPeople with communication disability need to be heard by all, and valued for the contributions they make to society.
6,708Natasha CharlesworthAustraliaBeing able to communicate and express oneself is a human right. People with communication difficulties require and deserve support.
6,707Rachel HullAustraliaEveryone should have to opportunity to communicate their wants and needs.
6,706Nancy MwangiKenyaAm an SLTA
6,705Rylie AndrewsAustraliaWhat is often perceived as an inability to communicate at all, is often due to a lack of access to the support and resources needed to unlock this vital part of being human. We need more understanding, funding and advocacy, so that no one is left behind w
6,704Mary-Pat O'Malley-KeighranIrelandBecause the ability to connect with others is a fundamental part of the human experience which everyone is entitled to experience to the degree of their choosing.
6,703Lauren McGuinnessCanadaEveryone has a voice- lets make it everyone's right to be heard, no matter the boundaries.
6,702Ashli HeathUnited StatesIt's my passion that I strive to advocate for through my profession.
6,701Kathleen CrowleyUnited StatesAll people have the right to communicate their ideas and feelings through whatever means they can. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I want to champion that right!
6,700Greg SuttonCanadaIf you cannot communicate, you cannot do anything in this world
6,699Elena RussoAustraliaI have a daughter who has a severe speech and language disorder, she has so much to say, but can't, more support is needed .
6,698Briana StrachanCanadaAs a speech language pathologist, I believe communication is a fundamental human right.
6,697Lucy DunkleyUnited KingdomImproving the communication of individuals will solve so many problems in this world
6,696Sally BuckleyUnited KingdomMy son received speech therapy, my sister is a speech therapist. Speech is a vital gift in life, it's not something that should be optional it's everybody's human right.
6,695Jetta HodgeUnited KingdomFunctional communication skills have a huge impact on a child's access to education, friendships, work etc AMD its vital that we prioritise this.
6,694Flo HansonUnited KingdomWorking as a speech and language therapist, I see on a daily basis barriers children and adults face as a result of communication difficulties. Everyone has the right to find their voice.
6,693Mariam HaddadAustraliaI am an aspiring speech pathologist wanting to make a difference, giving children a brighter future and a chance to excel in life
6,692Véronique BlaisCanadaEn tant qu'étudiante en orthophonie, je suis pleinement consciente de l'impact d'un trouble de la communication sur l'épanouissement et la participation sociale d'un individu. Ces gens méritent un support au même titre que n'importe quel autre personnes a
6,691Sian CouperUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapist I see first hand the difference not only for the child but also for the family that support and intervention can make. It can be the difference between a happy school child and years of misery
6,690Brooklyn LieftingNew ZealandCommunication is the tool with which we, as humans, navigate our world with others
6,689Wendy PearseAustraliaCommunication makes life interesting. Expressing love, anger, happiness, frustration etc to others, as well as having our needs met helps us learn more about ourselves as well as others.
6,688Emilya GintingIndonesiaCommunication could be human getting skill in their life
6,687Nataša TorlakSerbiaAs Speech and language pathologist/ therapist, I think it is very important to increase public awareness of communication disorders and disability and the severe impact they have on people’s lives. Without that, chances to be supported are small. Support
6,686Sally KedgeNew ZealandLanguage and communication is vital for life. Policy makers and funders need to understand the impact it has on all facets of life and make language and communication development and rehabilitation a priority.
6,685Ruth PologaNew ZealandMy 7 year old son has a significant language delay, and he often is misunderstood and misunderstands others. This leads to him frequently missing out on play opportunities.
6,684Dawn Robinson CarrieroUnited StatesAs world leaders for communication disorders, it is our duty to empower, educate and learn from others about the needs of their communicatively challenged population.
6,683Ruth HerbertUnited KingdomFundamental human right that often is ignored
6,682Rebecca OnionUnited KingdomBeing able to communicate is what makes us human, take it away, you take away our identifiy.
6,681Michael GuerrieriUnited StatesCommunication is essential to being human. With proper funding and support, speech-language-pathologists can help those for whom it is more of a challenge and can make dramatic improvements in their ability to communicate which leads to a more fulfilling
6,680ANNE BRAEKKANUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic human right, and is fundamental to all aspects of everyday life
6,679Lynne AdamsUnited KingdomThe ability to communicate is central to almost every part of life and without it people face real and significant struggles on a daily basis.
6,678Peter JulianCanadaThe opportunity to communicate is a basic human right.
6,677Charlotte WrightUnited KingdomBecause this is human rights and all people have the right to be heard and seen.
6,676Þórunn HalldórsdóttirIrelandBecause I believe communication is a basic right and In my work I meet a lot of people with communication disorders that need our support and understanding!
6,675Bryndís GudmundsdottirIrelandSpeech language pathologist
6,674Jóhanna GuðjónsdóttirIrelandBecause it is important to comunicate with other persons.
6,673Asthildur SnorradottirIcelandI agree with the statement that comuication is the basic human right
6,672Thora UlfsdottirIcelandI am from Iceland. It is important that policy makers, school administrators, teachers and parents in Iceland understand the importance of being able to communicate. It is also important for the same group to believe that with the best tools and positive
6,671Tiffany St. PierreCanadaI support children in communicating everyday though the barriers are still there!
6,670Barbara RedmondUnited KingdomI feel that everyone has the right to be able to communicate, no matter what their abilites are.
6,669chrissi theodosiouAustraliamy son has communication difficulties and attends a school specifically for children with communication disorders and difficulties. He is the lucky one. The wonderful service and therapy this school supplies should be free to all children should they need
6,668Vikki Rose GraydonAustraliaHaving worked for over 25 years with children and young people who are unable to master their native language has highlighted how precious this skill is. Communicating with others is empowering. Not being able to is tragic. We need to give children with
6,667Jenny MarcallUnited KingdomThere is evidence to show that an inability to communicate can cause social, behavioural and mental health difficulties.
6,666Andrew BCanadaI work with people who have communication disorders
6,665Barbara McCreeshUnited KingdomOpportunity to communicate is a basic human right
6,664Tara KuhnSouth AfricaBarriers to communication affect family life, education opportunities, employment and social interactions.
6,663Sébastien LabbéCanadaImagin if Stephen Hawking could not communicate.
6,662Debra BantingDjiboutiI believe that my daughter with cerebral palsy was denied access to a pre-employment program for people with disabilities due to her communication challenges
6,661Ozi JonesCanadaEveryone has the right to communicate
6,660Marc-André PronovostCanadaLa communication est essentielle à la survie!
6,659Siobhan JeffreyUnited KingdomMost people are already in agreement that communication is a basic human right........so why is it so hard to convince the people in charge of the money and those only interested in number crunching!! Why is 2 way communication so undervalued in some sett
6,658Melanie McCleanUnited KingdomEvery single person deserves the opportunity to communicate and to be facilitated to do this.
6,657Laura McGuigganUnited KingdomWork as a Speech and Language Therapist - see the impact of communication difficulties on people and their families
6,656Amanda DavisSouth AfricaI am a speech and language therapist
6,655Erin CrammCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist and member of Caslpa
6,654Kimberly WardUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic human right and a fundamental human need....Without a means of communication we cannot share our feelings, ask for basic needs and make our opinions and intentions known to others. I am grateful that I have a means of communicatin
6,653Carrie BallantyneUnited KingdomSupport is imperative. What could we be missing out on in all those people with communication difficulties minds? Brilliant minds with no means to communicate it. It makes no sense not to support them!
6,652Carolina R. L. DanieleUnited KingdomBecause I believe that everybody should have the right to communicate in any way possible
6,651Carolynn SymesUnited KingdomClose friends' son suffers from Verbal Dyspraxia.
6,650Samantha EdmondsUnited KingdomI am a Speech & Language Therapist, helping people to communicate every day. Communication disorders are often hidden. Everyone deserves to have a voice.
6,649Helen McLauchlanNew ZealandCommunication allows us to access the world we live in, everybody deserves the right to do that.
6,648Dean SutherlandNew ZealandEveryone can communicate - some people just might need a little support to do so... and there are so many amazing people out there who know how to provide this support :)
6,647Marnie LoebCanadaAs a registered Speech-Language Pathologist, I have seen firsthand the struggles those with communication impairments face. At the same time, I have enjoyed watching people overcome their difficulties through therapy and hard work. Communication is such an integral part of human life, I support this initiative to help those affected and their families. Marnie Loeb, SLP www.motormouthspeech.ca
6,646Kirstie KollerNew ZealandI am a Speech Language Therapist
6,645Jennifer Porter
6,644kellie VoraAustraliaI witness the difference it makes to people whom do not use speech to communicate
6,643Alexandra GrayAustraliaEvery person has the right to be able to communiate!
6,642Leah RobertsWalescommunication is big,every individual has the right to be heard.
6,641Emma JonesWalesHelp others
6,640Libby CatherwoodWalesHuman rights
6,639Erin JonesWalesSister
6,638Tracy Wikiruk
6,637Shani DaviAustralia
6,636Johanna Brown
6,635Jan GoldsmithAustraliaMy son uses facilitated communication
6,634Dimitra VourgaslisAustralia
6,633SANDRA CLOUGHAustraliaA son who is non speaking, and people deeming him unintelligent because of it.
6,632Fiona AllenAustraliaI have a disabled daughter who is non verbal
6,631Anna GloverAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I see first hand the effect communication impairment has on people and their loved ones. Increased awareness is needed to ensure people with communication impairment are not lost within society.
6,630Elise HastingsAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right that is often denied to vulnerable people. I have the ability to communicate and therefore I will use this ability to advocate and support those who are not as fortunate as I am
6,629t. Rosario RomanUSALetting others know wants and needs is basic right for everyone.
6,628Kylie HarrisAustralia
6,627Fiona DominickNew ZealandI'm a Speech Language Therapist
6,626Ryan BakerAustraliaI have loved ones with communication disorder & it's a basic human right.
6,625Veerle Van CootenNew ZealandI work with people with autism, who have a lot of trouble with communication, especially socially. Aiding their communication can improve their quality of life.
6,624Filiz AslanTurkey
6,623bert hibbertaustraliawithout communication people control and dictate terms in which a person lives
6,622Annette Quinn BarryIreland
6,621Janet DuncanUSAsocial justice
6,620WENDY JOHNSTONUSMy son has Autism. It has opened my eyes to a world of differently abled people, some with Autism, many with other diverse challenges, all in need of a voice.
6,619Rosemary CrossleyAustraliaI work with hundreds of people who use various forms of AAC whose right to communicate is constantly under attack.
6,618Claire WattsEast SussexBecause my daughter is 10 years old and non verbal
6,617juanita millerUnited StatesBecause I work with children who require help with communication and I believe it is very important to make sure they have a voice and are able to communicate .
6,616Sabra Murphy
6,615Laura MeyersAa human right must be a civil right
6,614Alan BoydUnited Kingdom
6,613Kristofor MedinaUSABasic Human Right
6,612Lisa BauhanUnited StatesAs a speech-language pathologist, and cousin to someone who relies on Supported Typing to communicate, I believe strongly in allowing everyone the ability to access any AAC method possible, and use it to further their goals and lifestyle choices.
6,611Kerith BruceUKMy son cannot speak so types to communicate. Communication is a basic human right.
6,610Richard AttfieldUKLack of communication leads to isolation and segregation.
6,609Sandra AttfieldUKIt is the basic human right of every individual to have a means of communication.
6,608Linda Smith
6,607Rachel MooreIrelandFor the transgender clients that I work with, communication difficulties are one of the biggest barriers to fulfilling true potential and achieveing an optimal quality of life.
6,606Steven HodgesUnited KingdomIt is only when one has seen a loved one struggle to communicate that one realises how unwelcome any barriers to communication are. What would also help would be a planned reduction in air traffic as each plane can destroy communication - why should people have to stay indoors to communicate?
6,605Julie GerberUnited KingdomExcellent service received for family member
6,604Denise CraneUnited Kingdom
6,603Wenonah BarberAustralia
6,602Natalie ManningAustraliaThis issue matters to me because being able communicate is one of the most important things to live your life. Essentially our lives are lived with people communicating with each other. Such an important part of life.
6,601Bridget SandriNew ZealandCommunication is such an integral part of daily life and everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves.
6,600Terry GibsonUnited KingdomCommunication underpins everything we do and is as vital as breathing. Everyone has the right to communicate.
6,599Emma HoekstraNew ZealandIt is of ethical significance, a basic human right! Everyone deserves to have a voice and be heard!
6,598Samantha RossNew Zealand
6,597Kristi RabbittNew Zealand
6,596Christine WylesNew ZealandI am a Speech Language Therapist and I see the struggle my clients have to communicate
6,595kellyann leaI am a speech and language therapist and wish to offer my expertise to people with communication needs.
6,594Howard GoldsteinUSACommunication professionals need to recognize the significant role they play in the most fundamental aspect of quality of life.
6,593Elizabeth Schwartz
6,592Louise HabelAustralia
6,591Claire BenhamAustralia
6,590Phoebe WaringAustralia
6,589Anita McKiernanUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and I strongly believe that children and adults with communication challenges should experience genuinely inclusive practices within education, the workplace and wider society, that encourages them to discover and develop their strengths, skills and resources in order that they can lead a good life, despite the challenges.
6,588Niall RedmondIrelandWe must speak for those who are rendered silent.
6,587Joseph RokerNew ZealandCommunication is key!
6,586Emma DalyNew ZealandI believe this is one of the most necessary things as human beings to be able to express ourselves and be understood. I am studying Speech language therapy and it is so confronting seeing people whose communication abilities are impaired -and the impact it has on their life and well-being; you really can't fathom the deep and wide impacts of it. Awareness and therefore help is a great thing!
6,585Sarah OsmondAustralia
6,584Patricia de GuzmanNew ZealandCommunication is our primary means of building relationships with others. We rely on communcation in so many ways re in everyday life, in our personal/social life, in our professional lives, etc. Raising awareness about the importance of communication is an essential step in ensuring that those who have communication disorders/difficulties receive appropriate support.
6,583Alex JohnScotlandEverybody has a voice and a right for it to be heard.
6,582Anita GaspariniCanada
6,581sarah HaydenNew ZealandI am studying to be a Speech Language Therapist and this is very important issue!
6,580Bryony WoodNew ZealandPeople need to communicate in able to access all other human rights.
6,579Stacie ClarkNew Zealandyes
6,578natasha TuckCanadaUnfortunately children in this day and age are still denied access to communication due to "philosophies"
6,577Erin FlanneryAustraliaAs a practising Speech Pathologist I am acutely aware of the importance of communication and the impacts communication impairments can have on the individual and people around them. It is important that the community supports these individuals in their challenges of a basic human right.
6,576Jo de SeriereNew ZealandCommunication matters, I've worked with many individuals where communication has had a significant impact on the person and the whole family.
6,575Melissa BerrymanAustraliaEveryone has the right to hear and be heard
6,574Carmen SierraMi hija Leyre tiene TEL
6,573Sameh El SaghirEgypt
6,572Suzanne HopfFijiPeople without a voice need to be heard. Together we can make some noise on their behalf!
6,571Lynette FrancisUKMy son has verbal dyslexia
6,570Meredith CameronUnited StatesI'm a speech language pathologist working with individuals in need of access to technology in order to communicate.
6,569Gerry BakerUnited Kingdom
6,568Melissa GardinerAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right. It is the underpinning to our whole lives and to our well being. Those who have difficulty communicating lose so much more than just their words and we need to recognise this and support and advocate for these people.
6,567Hank WyllieAustraliaBecause the ability to communicate is a basic human right. and is in the UN Convention
6,566Eric ColemanAustraliaAs a Physiotherapist working in a hospital, I regularly work with patients with communication difficulties. Everybody deserves the time and appropriate resources to allow clear, effective communication whilst receiving and waiting for care.
6,565Amy PollittAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist and I see the impact of communication disorders everyday, not just on the person but their whole family and community around them. Everyone has the right to communicate!
6,564Katherine MillsUnited KingdomMy younger brother has classic autism, he is completely non verbal but through experiencing speech and language therapy my family and I have managed to find various methods and techniques that have allowed us to communicate with him. I believe that every individual has the right to communication and therefore every individual should have the opportunity to communicate.
6,563Kate BoultonNew Zealand
6,562Nadia TencicAustraliaBecause everyone ought to have basic human rights and access to support
6,561Katarina Lucic
6,560Marie JardineNew ZealandLife would feel worthless without communication
6,559Golden EkpoUnited Kingdomthe importance of communication cuts across every area of life.
6,558Juergen WendlerGermanysee below
6,557Karen LaiCanadaTo be heard and listened too is extremely important
6,556Dominic DimattinaAustraliaI understand how frustrating it can be with a Language Learning Difficulty. I suffered from (SLI )through out my life!
6,555Jacinta HerbertAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist working with children with Specific Language Impairment
6,554Celina Angela Simões vieiraPortugalPorque sou uma Terapeuta da fala e debato-me diariamente com essa dura realidade.
6,553Stephanie Sills SmithCanada
6,552sarah fullerUK
6,551Malgorzata Chomicz-KieniewiczPolandI am a speech therapist and a speech pathologist working with visually impaired and blind students
6,550Andrew Jeffery Australia Have been working in the disability sector for many years, and have seen the effect communication has on peoples lives.
6,549Karen WatsonNew ZealandThe ability to communicate can make such a difference to an individual and their family
6,548Katie WardNew ZealandI am a Speech and Language Therapist and feel very strongly that everyone has the same right to have the opportunity to communicate their wants and needs. This is important for people's quality of life.
6,547Shannon Mann
6,546Sandeep MisraIndia
6,545marianne vergisAustralia
6,544Veronica BaylisWorcestershire
6,543Veronica BaylisWorcestershire
6,542Ruth Daester-GarnerSwitzerlandI live in a bilingual City ..1st step find out which language,and as English is my Mother tongue i have to think before I speak,,,
6,541Helen GwynnUKAs a Speech & Language therapist working in Worcestershire I believe that all should have the opportunity to understand, interact and share their thoughts with others.
6,540Victoria LeaEngland
6,539David EarleAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist - Always striving to support people to communicate.
6,538Sally CurtisAustraliaBecause I see the joy in the eyes of stoke victims when they are able to communicate again.
6,537Bernadette Scheuber England I am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,536Rianne EilersNetherlandsBen als logopediste dagelijks bezig met het verbeteren van communicatie.
6,535Claire BerryUK
6,534Keren SomersUK
6,533Emma BelcherAustraliaCommunication is so important because it is the way in which we relate to those around us
6,532Sue ParslowAustraliaRelevant to all our patients/clients that we encounter in our workplace and community
6,531Debbie SimpsonCommunicating is not something that should be taken for granted.
6,530Katrina RichardsAustraliaAs a Podiatrist I believe patients need to be able to express themselves to ensure they receive the best care possible.
6,529Reina van der WielUnited Kingdom
6,528Mark BeattieUnited Kingdommy girlfriend is a speech therapist
6,527Claire WilsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,526Jo FranklinUKEveryone needs to be heard. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,525Sam PriceUKAs a TA in the Early Years I feel it is vital for children to get the support needed as early as possible. I am a Worcestershire Communication
6,524Bev WilliamsUKEveryone has the right to reach full potential. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,523Emily MaddisonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,522Pauline TresidderUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,521Pip EverardUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,520Angela PennantUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,519Zoe LynchUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,518Kirsteen KeenUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,517Jennie HowarthUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,516Tracey HighamUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,515Sue MansellUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,514Paula ParsonsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,513Becky HodgsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,512Sandra McCallumUKI see the importance of being able to communicate in schools. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,511Louise WiseUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,510Sue AllertonUKThe importance of speech and language in schools. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,509Louise WoodUKTo help the children I work with. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,508Henbury GailUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,507Jayne HuntUKEveryone has the potential to communicate. I have seen the difference developing this potential can make to a child's life. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,506Amanda JonesUKBecause everyone has the right to be able to communicate. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,505Evangelia Georgara
6,504Tracey WarmanUnited kingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,503Emma CheckettsUnited Kingdom
6,502Wendy BalassaAustraliaWe all have the right to interact and be heard in whatever capacity we can
6,501Imogen McLennanAustraliaThis matters to me as a Teacher who strives to assist all students to achieve their potential regardless of their personal struggles and limitations. All people deserve access to support and services to assist them to engage in the community, both local and global to their fullest potential.
6,500Sharon PittawayAustraliaCommunication is key to relationships, education, life. I have lost my voice and that has highlighted the issue in a very personal way.
6,499Sheri DeanUnited StatesMy son has a language impairment.
6,498Katherine BakerAs a Language and Communications Impairment in Children student I work hard to develop understanding and communication between children so they can reach their full potentials.
6,497Laura SloanAustraliaIf I cared about people, why wouldnt it matter to me, or any claim to recognise or support people for that matter.
6,496Renee HudsonAustraliaSpeech Pathologist
6,495Megan FallonAustraliaCommunicating is life, without it we wouldn't be human!
6,494Claire BarbagalloAustraliaThere are too many people who have so much to say and will not be heard. I want to be a candidate for the people I support as a speech pathologist and spread the word about how important communication is!!
6,493Karaline VlahopoulosCanada
6,492Maree RichardsonAustraliaI have witnessed, both personally and professionally, the devastating impact communication disorders can have upon an individual's quality of life.
6,491Joanne ElliottEngland
6,490Mandy MartinUnited KingdomProfessional concern as a Speech and Language Therapist
6,489Emela MilneUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,488Anne Marie FallonUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,487Linda StylesUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapy Assistant
6,486Keren SomersUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,485Liz ChattertonUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,484Katie WatsonUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,483Fiona TotneyUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,482Carole AtackUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,481Ros PowUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,480Sue HuntUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should be able to communicate by whatever means.
6,479Catherine BroganUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Opportunities for all to communicate and function in society.
6,478Claire HolbrookUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work in a speech & language unit with children who have problems communicating.
6,477Sonia CalcuttUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a basic human right and every child should be able to do this.
6,476Patricia BirchUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. The ability to communicate effectively is vital for everyone.
6,475Helen FeyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Without communication society is dysfunctional.
6,474Pamela CoxUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I see so many children fail in so many ways just because they don't understand language.
6,473Hannah LewisUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. To give children the best opportunities possible.
6,472Angela CottonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication runs through every part of our lives-it's so important.
6,471Samantha WardUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,470Janet KimberlinUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should have the human right to communicate
6,469Lisa HareUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,468Samantha RobertsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I see so many children with speech & language difficulties, it is so important that they get the right education to improve these skills
6,467Jayne PattinsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a basic human right!
6,466Sharon BloomfieldUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,465Rollings LisaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,464Gloria CareyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. The right to communicate is a passion of mine.
6,463Bev GrayUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,462Sarah RobertsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,461Joanne CollinsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. It's the key to a happy successful life
6,460Kay JonesUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,459Carol BurgeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should have this opportunity to make the most of life
6,458Sarah StarbuckUK
6,457Gary MorganUnited KingdomCommunications Team of Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. Communication is a basic human right
6,456Rick RobertsUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,455Steve PeakUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,454Martin ConnorUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,453Judith RathmellAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I understand the importance of communication ability across the life span.
6,452Helen BuchananAustraliaI work with people with disabilities and consequently am frequently aware of the barriers that people with communication difficulties face.
6,451Catherine RalstonAustralia
6,450David PriestnallUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,449Peter LaheckiUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,448Sue HarrisUnited KingdomDirector of strategy for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,447Robert MackieUnited KingdomDirector of Finance of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,446Robert HipwellUnited KingdomCompany secretary for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,445Stephen collmanUnited KingdomDirector of Operations for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,444Bill CreaneyUnited KingdomMedical director of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,443Sandra BrennanUnited KingdomDirector of Quality for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,442Sarah DuganUnited KingdomChief executive of Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,441Chris BurdonUnited KingdomChairman of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,440Lucy CheckleyUKBecause every single human being has the fundamental right to communicate with no exceptions.
6,439Laura CooperUnited KingdomAs a Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapist I see the frustration of communication difficulties and the impact on them on their environment, academic progress and their relationships. The ability to communicate is often taken for granted.
6,438Sue BeaumontUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and see daily the impact of communication disorders on the lives of children and their families.
6,437matthew meadUnited Kingdomeveryone need to be heard
6,436Tracy HorncastleEnglandworking as Admin Support to Worcestershire Speech & Language I hear from parents how much they value help and support - the earlier the better!
6,435Kirsten DanielsUKI am a Speech and Language Therapist working in Worcestershire with children and young people with communication difficulties. Communication should be a basic human right for all.
6,434Anna Branagan UK
6,433Judith ChambersUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist working in Worcestershire, and see the impact communication difficulties have on children's lives.
6,432Alexandra KimberleyUnited KingdomSpeech and Language Therapy student
6,431Vinuri FernandoWork for Afasic
6,430Tasmanian Council for Adult LiteracyAustraliaLiteracy builds on language and all have a right to speak and be heard.
6,429Michael ChristieAULanguage creates the world we live and move in. It is our ecosystem. Everyone has the right to participate in creating the world and history.
6,428Justyne O'GaraIrelandPersonal and Professional reasons
6,427Tia ShawAustraliaAs a speech pathology student I've had to learn the hardship that people with communication difficulties suffer. Whether it be social isolation, embarrassment, failure, rejection or simply not being able to enjoy the company of others. I've seen how it affects people and the emotional response they have, it's heartbreaking!
6,426Christiane ChadwickIrelandI became a Speech and Language Therapist because I think communication is the key to human existence
6,425Talia ZyngierAustralia
6,424Talia ZyngierAustralia
6,423Sue PhelpsEnglandas a speechand language therapist, I believe that communication is a fundamental need and a basic right forall
6,422Ruth SmithI agree with the argument that communication is a human right and not enough people give value to its importance. I am a speech and Language Therapist and constantly people question the urgency of setting up communication systems or misunderstand that talking isnt the only form of communication available.
6,421Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Prof. Germany
6,420Deborah MaycockUnited KingdomI'm a Speech and Language Therapist working with kids who have ASD, many of whom have communication difficulties. This puts unnecessary strain on their lives and the lives of their carers. The opportunity to communicate should be a basic human right in order to ensure equality for all students and people, no matter their neurological differences.
6,419Ruth MurrayEngland
6,418Paul DunworthAustralia
6,417Rebecca KriekAustraliaI am a speech pathologist; communication is my profession and having access to it is my passion.
6,416Janice RoundEnglandAs a Special needs teacher, I see the struggle that some children have to access school life.
6,415Jenny Owens
6,414Claire Rook
6,413Karen Legge
6,412LIZA BOUCHARDCANADAas a communication speacialist, I know how essential communication is in our everyday lives. Sadly, it is only when we, or our loved ones loose this ability that we begin to understand/realize how important it is to our quality of life
6,411Alison Paxton
6,410Haley WeatherillUkIt should matter to every human being
6,409Sophie Robson
6,408Caroline McCallumEnglandI'm an SLT- communication is a fundamental right to every child, young person, their families and friends!
6,407Jenny ShearerEnglandAs a speech therapist I frequently see the devastating effect that not having access to communication has on individuals lives. Communication is so important!
6,406Catherine EyresEnglandI am a Speech and Language Therapist and believe that everyone should have their chance to communicate their basic needs and want.
6,405Sergio MejiaColombiaI belong to the Board Of Directors of Fundación Integrar in Medellín Colombia, It is an ONG that works with Children in the Autism Espectrum
6,404Miki EathorneNew ZealandMy family member suffers
6,403Karma RaeNew ZealandI am a speech therapist who can't get a job!!! So many people need my help, but not enough jobs :-(
6,402OSCAR DEL SOCORRO NAVARROColombiaAs a member of a non for profit association on TEA
6,401PATRICIA GAVIRIAColombiaI work with autism people
6,400Helen WoodcockUnited Kingdom
6,399angela akobiUKCommunication is the basis for good care
6,398Jill GramannUnited KingdomI'm a Board member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.
6,397jimmy dillonnew zealandfi have spent more than 40 years in communication field
6,396Beatriz Elena Ochoa Rubio
6,395Dani BettsUKI am a paediatric speech and language therapist, and I see first-hand, the impact of communication difficulties on children's development. Communication is a basic need and a basic right.
6,394Janet PittawayUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child and young adult has the right to be able to communicate
6,393Lisa McCaskieUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. It is a basic fundamental starting post from an early age to all through life, which affects every part of life.
6,392Gail BeddoesUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. It is a basic human right for all people to be able to communicate
6,391Nicola JacksonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everybody should be able to communicate
6,390Lesley NewmanUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a basic need
6,389Karen BoersUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a child's basic need and right
6,388carol DandoUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,387Sarah TraversaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,386Amanda ThirlbyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,385Fiona RouseUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. For every child to achieve, they need to be able to communicate and interact with the world around them.
6,384Fiona ThomasUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everybody needs the ability to communicate in an adult world
6,383Karen MacPhersonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Because I work with young children and I understand the importance and impact of good communication on their lives
6,382Helen KeenUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I see first hand the upset that being unable to communicate can cause
6,381Debbie BradleyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. So all children can be given Speech, Language and Communication support.
6,380Marguerita PedleyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,379Carol ChambersUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,378Julie JagodaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,377Sarah PaskUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,376Juliet ShielsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. A child who cannot communicate cannot function in any part of society.
6,375Jane Nicoll-JonesUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work with students with SEN and recognise the impact that lack of communication has.
6,374Michele TaylorUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,373Sarah FerrisUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication allows people to express their thoughts, ideas, feelings and is thus fundamental to individual well being
6,372Sarah BurdenUnited States
6,371Carol TaylorUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. So that every mum can have a conversation with her child - Priceless!
6,370Natasha DeoryUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.I feel this is a life skill all children should be able to access and enjoy.
6,369Sophie LaddsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,368Sib AveryUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work with lots of children who don't always have the opportunity to communicate effectively.
6,367Sharon HardingUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,366Theresa ClarkeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a right.
6,365Marita HallUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child should have the same goals, chances and reward to achieve.
6,364Debbie WilkinsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a life skill for all.
6,363Julie DarbyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work with young children who find it difficult to communicate in school and at home.
6,362Jill SmithUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should have the right to communicate and give views / interact.
6,361Debbie ClarkeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every Child Matters.
6,360Helen SmithUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child has the right to achieve.
6,359Pat StephensUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,358Jess HutchisonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,357Karen SmithUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,356Sandra DukeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I regularly see how childrenwith weak language skillsfall behind their contemporaries - poor language skills is another form of disability.
6,355Debbie SargeantUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everybody has a right to be able to communicate.
6,354Ilona DobrowolskaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child has the right to communicate well.
6,353Jo CowleyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Children have a right to be heard.
6,352Debbie HarrisonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Right to be heard, fairness, equality, justification, etc
6,351Clara AvilaColombia
6,350Zoraida Rueda Olaya ColombiaI believe it is my duty
6,349rachel cupittUki work with people who have aphasia
6,348natalie wilkinsonAustralia
6,347Sophie SwanstonCanadaI work with people daily that struggle to have their basic communication needs met. I want to see the barriers to effective communication removed.
6,346Emily BegleyCanadaI am a Speech Language Pathologist and this issue matters every day as I work and advocate for children with communication disorders and their families
6,345Annette Fox-BoyerGermanyProfessor of Speech and Language Pathology
6,344Youri MarynBelgiumBecause adequate communication is one of the key aspects of human life.
6,343Juliet WamukootaUgandaA speech and language therapist
6,342lucy pereiraunited kingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapist
6,341Bethaney PeggUnited KingdomI am a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist and have seen the impact of communciation difficulties upon many people, including members of my own family. I am passionate about supporting people to communicate through their preferred means of communication whilst encouraging others to recognize that communication IS a basic human right.
6,340Emma Guttmann
6,339Laura JonesUnited Kingdom
6,338Remona MekdessiAustraliaAs a Speech Language Pathology student, I see the importance of communication to promoting quality of life and participation for my clients, their families and the wider speech communities they interact with.
6,337Ashleigh TrollopeAustraliai am a speech pathologist working to support these people
6,336Jo HornUKBecause my dad had Parkinsons for a long time and in later years found it harder and harder to communicate and it was really frustrating for him as people would assume what he was trying to say rather than taking the time to try to listen.
6,335Erin DaviesUnited Kingdom
6,334Robyn CaryUk
6,333Ghada KhattabUKSpeech and language therapy cuts mean that more children and adults with speech, language and communication needs are missing out on being able to fulfill their potential.
6,332Derek HealyEnglandI have a very dear old friend who suffers with Aphasia since a severe stroke in 2010
6,331Melanie RodenEnglandI am a Speech and Language Therapist working with adults with learning disability and I believe that it is essential to peoples' quality of life to have a means to interact and communicate
6,330Anna BenjaminAustralia
6,329Michele PringleNew ZealandAppreciate the importance of being able to communicate
6,328Rebecca VoonaustraliaI am a speech language pathologist and I understand how crucial communication is for everyone!!!!
6,327Gaynor JamesNew Zealand
6,326Stephen CookeAustraliaAs a worker in the field of adult literacy, as an editor/designer of adult literacy resources, a teacher, and as president of the Tasmanian Council for Adult Literacy, I am passionate about all aspects of literacy. Literacy is about making sense of and negotiating our world and the contexts we encounter. Communication is central to that.
6,325Alicia JensenAustraliaIn my role as a Speech Pathologist, I meet people every day who work so hard to be able to communicate to their full potential. Every person should be provided with the opportunities and resources to be able to do the same!
6,324Uzma AsgharUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,323Caroline CausierUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,322Sheila TarboxUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,321Vanessa WhartonUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,320Andy HobbissUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,319Sarah CrockerUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,318Jitka JonesoraUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,317Vanessa Da SilvaUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,316Mel ColemanUnited KingdomTo develop communication across the school
6,315Dawn GlazzardUnited KingdomTo develop speech and language skills
6,314Karen LeeUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,313Paula BrettUnited KingdomChildren need to be able to talk to each other
6,312Noreen ClarkUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communucation TA
6,311Gill FordeUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communucation TA
6,310Pat RileyUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communucation TA
6,309Pam Anthony-GainesUnited KingdomBecause everyonr has a voice that needs to be heard!
6,308Carole DimmockUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,307Jayne LavellUnited KingdomCommunication is a human right/ need
6,306Nina LoyalUnited KingdomChildren need to talk - communication is essential in life and everyone you encounter should be able to use these effectively
6,305Jenefer MorrisUnited KingdomTo help children develop to their full potential in life
6,304Manju PillaiUnited KingdomTo help develop communication across our school
6,303Jane MyersUnited KingdomWords enrich life
6,302Elizabeth BullenUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire communication TA
6,301Sheila KingUnited KingdomIt is important to help all children feel confident and happy in social situations and raise self esteem. To give all children the tools to be as succesful as they can be.
6,300Sarah RossUnited KingdomI work in key stage 3/4 and want to help children develop social communication skills
6,299Brendon RobertsUnited KingdomI work in a nurture based classroom and communication skills are invaluable
6,298Jayne MoranUnited KingdomTo support children to feel confident with language and communication in all situations is vital
6,297Kirsten BeardUnited KingdomBecause the children I work with who have additional needs deserve the same opportunities and outcomes as their fellow pupils
6,296Sue LloydUnited KingdomTo better understand how we communicate and how to support
6,295Dawn LittlejohnUnited KingdomTo develop communication across our school
6,294Joan WorthingtonUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire communication TA
6,293Judith HarrisonUnited KingdomHow would we make friends?
6,292Susanna RichardsonUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and believe in the right of all individuals to be able to communicate functionally and successfully
6,291Annette KustosGermanythis is an underestimated phenomenon
6,290Miriam BerkemeierGermany
6,289Jennah AndrusiakAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, it's important that everyone recognises the all people deserve the right to communicate.
6,288kylie SearlAustraliaworking in the disability industry
6,287Ramona Göbel
6,286Eva Ulrike BoschGermany
6,285Amanda MorganNew ZealandI am a speech language therapist working with young children.
6,284Laura Moersdorf
6,283Tami Grüneberg
6,282peter dicksGermanyI am a degreed speechtherapist
6,281Mariam MAHMOODCOMMUNICATION IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE
6,280Pilar Englebert
6,279Thomas BrauerGermany
6,278Eleonora GalwasGermany
6,277Jana ZimmermannGermanyProfessional interest. I am a SLP.
6,276Marie LeienbachGermanyI am a speech and language therapist and a researcher in speech and language therapy
6,275Ina RashidGermanyI am a public health specialist & coach workin' at the moment on a stroke project. Communication is the base in daily life and has an impact on quality of life.
6,274Holger MeißnerGermany
6,273Meret Terhorst-Kaiser
6,272Wiebke HoppstädterI have a son who is 18 years old and "non speaking" and is using alternative communication - it has been hard work to find people supporting the learning process and to support him to dare to communicate in different settings!
6,271Sebastian BrennerGermanyI am a speech-/language-therapist!
6,270Isabelle Beudert
6,269Linda CoyleIrelandCommunication is key to building relationships and having our unique, individual, voice heard.
6,268Claire MachinUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Every childs right - every child matters.
6,267Denise BarkerUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch and everyone should voice their opinions.
6,266Julia LippettUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Without being able to access the basic skills children can become withdrawn and unable to communicate or participate socially/or within the school setting.
6,265Alison MorrisUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Every child matters.
6,264caroline GoridgeUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Communication is a basic need and right.
6,263Jo OshanoUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,262Elaine PipeUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,261Alison EllertonUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,260Lauren ParkerUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,259Chris SabinUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,258Annette WatkinsUnited KingdomI am Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,257Teresa ClewsUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA supporting children wioth SLCN in a Redditch school.
6,256Alison AllenUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in a Redditch school. Life skills help people to share experiences, get jobs an achieve.
6,255Kate BarnettUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I thinkl communication is an essential life skill.
6,254Michelle McNameeUnited KingdomI am a Worcsetershire Communication TA supporting Redditch children with SLCN.
6,253Michelle GardinerUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA and I support children with SLCN.
6,252Lorraine PeplowUnited KingdomI ama Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I know that SLCN us a fundamental part of education and life skills.
6,251Lorraine CresswellUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I thinkl everyone has the right to be have a voice - to be heard and understood.
6,250Sharon ElvinsUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA and I work with children and see the potential they have to communicate, especially if they are supported.
6,249Kim BushellUnited KingdomI am a Wrcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I think life is all about communicating with others.
6,248A JamesUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire TA working in Redditch and I want the children I work with to be able to acheive a realise their potential.
6,247Julie GreenwayUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Communication is important for everything in life - to allow th person to live a fullfilled happy future.
6,246Andrea GreenUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I think communication is central to self esteem, and self esteem is central to learning.
6,245Dietlinde Schrey-DernGermanyI am a speech and language therapist
6,244Beverly JoffeAustraliaCommunication enables one to function optimally and be happy; yet is a taken for granted gift.
6,243Katrin ThelenGermany
6,242Monika RauschGermanyCommunication is an undispensible prerequsite for social life and for peace in a globalized world
6,241Clare BarberEngalndI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,240Ann HarounEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. More and more children seem to have communication difficulties which impacts on their learning.
6,239Claire ColbourneEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,238Linda DarbyEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,237Judith LongEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Communication is important to enable all children to communicate and access learning.
6,236Kate DavisEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. I work with pupils in secondary school.
6,235Sarah PowellEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Everyone needs to communicate.
6,234Jane WatsonEngalndI am a Worcestershire T.A. I work to support children with communication needs.
6,233Tracy JonesEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,232Gail HodgkissEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,231Delyth TizardEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,230Shena ChilversEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Communication means we are human.
6,229Lisa RichardsonEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,228Kathryn PickeringEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,227Alison JonesEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.Communication skills open many doors throughout life.
6,226Louise JacksonEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Supporting all children's development.
6,225Karen HowdenEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. It is important beacuse we can provide more oppourtunities for our children.
6,224Jenny HughesEngalndI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,223Mary SchwarzEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. It is important to get a message across to other people.
6,222Michelle WrightEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Beacuase everyone has the right to a voice
6,221Fran HeppelthwaiteEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Everypone has a right to a voice - to speak and be heard.
6,220Theresa ColeEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,219Tracy ColeEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,218Melanie HowellsEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Communication is vital to understanding and progression.
6,217Jamie TrumperEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.We have teh righ to express out thoughts and feelings and an effective way to do thos is through communication.
6,216Lucy RowberryEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Everone has the right to be heard and to communicate.
6,215Keren YardleyEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.It is importnat beacuse everyone should reach their full potential.
6,214April GatlandEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. An inability to communicate effectivley causes pepole to be isolated from society.
6,213Helen JenkinsEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,212Ruth BedworthEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,211Emma WesleyEnglandI am a worcestershire T.A.
6,210Laura KelleherAustralia
6,209Carol BlinovCanada
6,208Constanza Alvarez EcheverriaChileI'm a SLP that works with patients with brain injury in a rehabilitation centre.
6,207Paule LajoieQue.Bécause it is very important
6,206Jacqueline HOLDENUnited KingdomAs a Speech & language Therapist this is of prime importance to me and the people I treat.It changes lives.
6,205Vivien GreavesUnited KingdomMy son had a brain haemorrhage & stroke, left him with aphasia. He can't write/communicate or read.
6,204YALDA KAZEMIIran
6,203Sandra LeveyUnited StatesThe ability to communicate is a basic right and must be given access to the supports needed to express needs, feelings, and ideas
6,202Milena Nikolaeva
6,201Ayşegül TuranTurkeyI am Speech&Language Clinician
6,200Jen SmithCanada
6,199paris binosGreecei am slt
6,198Philippe PaquierBelgium
6,197Charlotte Sireshuku.kCommuication influences all areas of life
6,196Bruna RochaBrazilProfissional Interest
6,195Mara BehlauBrazilProfissional Interest
6,194Katy LockwoodUnited KingdomTo raise awareness of speech/language needs to increase support for our service
6,193Charlotte CadmanUnited KingdomI work with stroke patients so SLT is vital to our patients recovery
6,192Lisa SaltonUnited Kingdombecause communication is so fundamental to living !
6,191Emma MeakinUnited KingdomBecause communication is fundamental to life, learning, interacting and living together all revolve around communication. Not being able to communicate inhibits life.
6,190Ian EnglishUnited KingdomI work regularly with peole who have communication difficulties and how excluded this can make them feel and the impact it has on their rehabilitation (from a physiotherapy perspective)
6,189Rob SteelUnited KingdomI work in Comms !
6,188Barbara CoxUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapist I know the needs and difficulties people with communication problems have and the support they need to fully engage in society
6,187Lisa MortonUnited KingdomBecause without communication we would be lost
6,186natasha wimbledonUnited KingdomWant to increase awareness of all the good work we do and the difference we can make to familes.
6,185Christine WalkerUnited KingdomBecause communication really is fundamental
6,184Christine WardUnited KingdomBecause everyone has the right to communicate and for resources to be put in place to support them (if necessary)
6,183Ruth HodgsonUnited KingdomBecause in mu working life I meet many people who's life is restricted, unnecessarily so through difficulties with communication.
6,182Barbara WhitchurchUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapist working with deaf children and children/young people who need alternative and augmentative communication aids/methods
6,181Hannah McCone England Area of work, a strong passion to support individuals to communicate in their preferred means of communication
6,180Victoria DawsonUnited KingdomI am Speech and Language Therapist and communication is so vitally important for all.
6,179Jayanti RayUSAHelp individuals with communication disorders
6,178Matthew MeckinUKWorcestershire: Principal at Oasis Warndon School, communication is a basic human right
6,177Susan KerrAustraliaEveryday we use words, actions, behaviours, facial expression, intonation, and written text to communicate.
6,176Sarah TiplerUnited KingdomI work with children and value the right of communication in any form
6,175Sai BangeraEnglandThis issue matters to me because I believe that communication is all about sharing and as social beings, it is of paramount importance to support individuals with speech, language and communication difficulties in feeling included in our society.
6,174Laura TaylorUkI work with young children and communication is vital in any form; speech, sign, gesture and facial expressions! Most definitely a need!
6,173Debbie ScottUK
6,172Rachel EdwardsTasmaniaCommunication is crucial to wise and heartfelt connection in the world. As a highly literate person I have a duty of care to assist in bringing better communication to the world.
6,171Susan WallerAustraliaCommunication is vital to our human existence
6,170clare RICHARDSONuk
6,169Beccy RichardsonEnglandI'm a SLT and want to raise awareness
6,168Beccy RichardsonEnglandI am a speech and language therapist
6,167Steven AgnewNorthern Ireland
6,166Katherine AlonsoUKa basic fundamental human right which is often over looked by funding agencies; it should be the main priority for ALL agencies.
6,165sarah wallaceaustralia
6,164Magali BarthereToulouseAs a parent of a special needs child who has complex communication needs, I want to spread the word that our special kids, and everyone with complex communication needs, have the right to be heard and understood. We have the DUTY to help them in achieving that universal goal.
6,163Sally FieldenEngland
6,162Hannah McCollumNorthern IrelandI am a speech and language therapist and I work with children with communication difficulties daily.
6,161susan bowerAustraliaCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
6,160Mary HallAustraliaGrowing up with a deaf Dad of non-english speaking background, becoming deaf myself + working with children with communication issues due to craniofacial challenges or post trauma I see huge need & big gaps in services. Esp. in outback & rural areas >no access to speech therapy or not fitting eligibility guidelines>stress for family, community & system
6,159Elita McDonaldNew ZealandI value communication above all else.
6,158Laura WoodNew ZealandAs an SLT I work with many people with communication disorders everyday and the impact these can have as well as the impact of directed intervention.
6,157Denise CampbellCanadaHave seen how stuttering affected a Family Friend's life
6,156Peter HarwoodUKWorcestershire Head of SEN Services - communication is a basic human right
6,155Bevan WendyUKWorcestershire SEN manager - communication is a basic human right
6,154Teresa LehaneUKWorcestershire Governor/Lecturer - because life depends on it
6,153Joanne SmithUKRAINEWorcestershire SENCO - SLCN is a huge issue in our school, particularly in early years
6,152Sara FlelloUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is key
6,151Sarah GilesUKWorcestershire Deputy Head - how can children access school or life without communication?
6,150Tracey HeseltineUKWorcestershire Statement and Disabilities Manager - without communication we would miss an essential part of who we are, able to participate in society fully, as much as we are able.
6,149Rhiannon JordanUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,148Lucy BrooksUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,147Rosalind TomlinsonUKWorcestershire SENCO - if you can't communicate you can't do anything
6,146Helen WatkinsUKWorcestershire SENCO - all children need to communicate!
6,145Linda GlanvilleUKWorcestershire Deputy Head/SENCO - because communication is a basic right
6,144Marguerite WattUKWorcestershire specialist teacher - communication is a basic human right
6,143Barbara KewnUKWorcestershire SEN Services. - communication is a basic human right
6,142Marshall JustineUKWorcestershire teacher - communication is a basic human right
6,141Michelle DixUKWorcestershire SENCO team - communication is a basic human right!
6,140Lynda MorganUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,139S DanksUKWorcestershire HLTA - how else would we understand what we all need?
6,138Jackie AldridgeUKWorcestershire Lead TA - everybody has the right to communicate whether verbally or non verbally
6,137Derek HulmeUKWorcestershire SENCO - without communication you're isolated
6,136Becky EvansUKWorcestershire SENCO - people don't talk enough, have a conversation!
6,135Polly MontagueULWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,134Sarah MattUKWorcestershire Access and Inclusion Manager - communication is a basic human right
6,133Lynnette ElvinsUKWorcestershire specialist teacher - communication is a basic human right
6,132Lynn Lucchea UKWorcestershire specialist teacher - the voice of all is vital!
6,131Sara LondesbroughUKWorcestershire SEN services - communication is vital to enable children and young people to reach their full potential
6,130Rachel ReedUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is vital
6,129Felicity CrooksUKWorcestershire SENCO - without communication, there is nothing!
6,128Lyn CheckettsUKWorcestershire Deputy Head: communication is the key to all learning and progress in school
6,127Ann LonbayUKWorcestershire specialist teacher - everyone needs to be aware of this!
6,126Delia CrosbyUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is essential to everyday life, our ability to engage and progress
6,125Lindsey SalisburyUKWorcestershire Access and Inclusion Manager - communication is a basic human right
6,124Katie BrodieUKWorcestershire SENCO: I see the effects of a lack of communication on an everyday basis!
6,123Claire WhiteUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is a basic human right
6,122Sarah HenleyUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is a basic human right
6,121Chris Box allUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is a basic human right
6,120Louisa SmithUKWorcestershire Director of Inclusion at RSA Academy - communication is a basic human right
6,119Rebecca EvansUKWorcestershire SENCO: communication is a basic human right
6,118Ellen Bernstein-EllisUnited StatesA am a SLP and work with individuals with aphasia
6,117Mike HillCanadaBecause of my children.
6,116Sally BatesUK
6,115Anna Nowok
6,114Sarah MatthewsUK
6,113Chantelle O'Connor Australia
6,112Camilla Sender SwedenStudent of speech language pathology at Uppsala University
6,111Emma WardAustralia Disabled relative
6,110Amanda FinerUKcommunication is the foundations of everything we do
6,109Kelvin YapAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I believe that communication is not only an essential part of life but also a basic human right
6,108Nora Trench BowlesBelgiumI am a person who stammers and I wish there was greater access to support in order to realise my full potential
6,107Arthur GoldenIsraelMy own 42 year-old son Ben is nonverbal and I try to advocate for all nonverbal persons
6,106Barbara Dr. GielGermanyI´m speech-language therapist/pathologist by profession.
6,105clare omalleynzas communication is a constant struggle and to have more awareness would make life easier
6,104Catherine WilkinsonAustralia
6,103Holly ShiptonAustraliaAs a speech pathology student, and a lover of languages, the importance of communication as a basic human right matters to me incredibly - everyone deserves a voice
6,102Natalie ButterworthAustralia
6,101Sue HambletonAustralia
6,100Kerry GarbinAustralia
6,099Lynn de VisserAustralia
6,098Donnelle HuntleyAustralia
6,097Carli FodlianiAustralia
6,096Claire RamsayAustralia
6,095Stacey MalinAustralia
6,094Jen NewtonAustralia
6,093Jaclyn WhittingtonAustralia
6,092Kristen BrownAustraliaWorking as a Speech Pathologist with adults and children living with communication difficulties has demonstrated to me how we take communciation for granted. Communication is a right that many people no longer have. As a Speech Pathologist I want to advocate for these people and show them that they are not alone and are not forgotten about.
6,091Maria RankineAustralia
6,090Sharon GiltrowAustralia
6,089Michelle JohnsonNew ZealandAs an SLT I work with people with communication difficulties everyday. Personally, my mother has had a stroke so I am now looking at communication and its effects from another perspective.
6,088Georgia McVicarAustraliaI am currently studying to become a Speech Pathologist.
6,087Susan BannatyneUnited Kingdomthe power and importance of communication cannot be underestimated, but often is until it becomes more challenging
6,086Janet MorrisonUKIt's a fundamental human right, and makes us who we are
6,085Victoria SmithEnglandI am a speech and language therapist and work with individuals who cannot always communicate and so deel very strongly about this issue
6,084Danielle HaddonDerbyshireCommunication is the building blocks to society. Every child and adult should have as many opportunities to communicate as possible
6,083Clare MasonUKChildren who cannot communicate become unhappy, unfulfilled adults.
6,082Francesca CornfordUK
6,081Lee PeppingNew ZealandCommunication disorders as a result of brain injury.
6,080Michelle ZuzarteCanadaAs a speech-language pathologist, I constantly feel that if there were more resources in the community, many of my patients would regain the confidence to communicate. But budget cuts and limited community care and access to speech services, makes it difficult to reach that goal.
6,079Kerry HollandAustraliaI am a SP working in Mental Health and young people who are further disadvantaged due to their communication abilities and lack of support.
6,078Llnda O ConnorIrelandI'd like to learn more about communication
6,077Tina SimicCanada
6,076Anna GrahamAustraliaEverybody should have the right to communicate. It is such a human thing.
6,075Aziziah AzizBrunei DarussalamComing from a country where SLPs / SLTs are a "limited edition", you get a lot of cases of communication disorders (adults and paediatrics) who are unable to access any services due to the absolute lack of manpower! Hoping that our Government would see this and realize that this country needs more trained therapists to help!!!
6,074Jane KuzelAustralianI fear that the attempts by governments around the world to control the internet will have a fatal effect on freedom of speech and communication!
6,073Lucy DrebotCanada
6,072Anita MillerNew ZealandI have friends with aphasia and improving communication is something I am very passionate abour.
6,071Terry Lloyd-WestNew ZealandI believe we all have the right to be able to communicate. It is especially important to me that society accommodate people who are non-verbal and embrace them as communication partners, even though the way in which they communicate may be different
6,070Seray IbrahimUKI work closely with young children who are non verbal
6,069Sue BoyceAustraliaBetter recognition of the communication needs of people with a disability
6,068Anna ThompsonScotlandAlthough relatively unseen, communication difficulties can have a massive impact on daily lives for those with SLCN
6,067Rachael McEvoyNew ZealandI am a practicing Speech language therapist. I work with people every day who are disadvantaged by the lack of awareness and acknowledgement of the profound impact of communication disorders.
6,066Marise FernandesUgandaI am a Speech and Language Therapist in Uganda where people do not have access to any help with communication problems
6,065Charles RiendeauCanada
6,064Sarah WhittleUK
6,063Rhiannon OoiAustralia As a future Speech Pathologist, communication is one the most important things to me, and many other humans. Communication is how we express ourselves and it defines part of who we are as people. By creating awareness on the issues surrounding people who have lost the ability to communicate, as a community, as a nation and as a world we can empower these individuals and create change.
6,062Lauren MillardAustraliaMy husbands sister was born with limited motor skills. She has never been able to speak, write or read. I look at her and see an extraordinary person even though she has never been able to speak. A lot if her friends have issues with speech and I think it's important for all to have the support they need.
6,061Maxine BevinNew Zealand
6,060Scott MarfiliusUnited StatesI work in the field of assistive technology and I've also taught individuals that did not have access to communication systems. Years ago it was that they didn't qualify. Which I totally disagree with everyone has a right to have a way to be heard.
6,059Alison MorcomAustraliaCommunication is Life
6,058Sinead FrancisIrelandBecause I work with people with communication impairments everyday and I see firsthand the struggle they face and the need for education, support, and services to all involved in their care.
6,057Tania Weisz
6,056Brian RixEnglandI am the President of the Royal Mencap Society
6,055Phoebe BudimanAustraliaCurrently studying speech pathology and I understand the need for support and awareness.
6,054Rosie MarklandUnited KingdomI am a trainee SLT and have seen the benefits of communication intervention, and the negative effects of a lack of early intervention.
6,053ruth carru.kit is every one' right to achieve their optimum communication potential
6,052William SteedAustraliaI am a linguist. Communication is a natural urge.
6,051Leanne Daviescanadai survvived a stroke in oct 2012 and part of rehab was speech therapy/i was lucky and never lost my ability to comunicate,but i do have some issues with writing and typing that i did not notic, but my therapist didso i can at least work on it my ouy patient speech r]therapist helped jme to learn that i could still read,bueventhough i stil have to work hard concentrating on iy and avoiding distract
6,050Doug Powell
6,049Anne JunorAustraliaI saw how a hearing-impaired young relative was frustrated by being denied accsess to Auslan
6,048Jill BiddingtonAustraliaIs there anything worse than being so isolating as not being able to communicate? There are many reasons for communication difficulties and we have enough wealth in the world to adress the causes, we just need to ensure that this is a priority to support those in need.
6,047Christina CaltabianoAustraliaI work with people with communication difficulties everyday day as a speech pathologist and see the impact it has on life. It is of great importance in the lives of all
6,046Patricia CoffinCanadaI'm an S-LP
6,045Kenneth DizonPhilippinesBeing a speech-pathologist in the Philippines, I have worked with people with communication difficulties from all walks of life. People who were not well informed even misguided regarding the available options for help. It is conditioned therefore, that we should put Communication in high priority,
6,044Melissa Farkouh CanadaI am a speech language Pathologist and a parent who sees and knows the impact communication has on an individual. Without it, the individual is not a person.
6,043yan wangChinaI want to becom a slp
6,042Wing yee LamEnglandI am a SLT and firmly believe in the need for individuals to be able to communicate to fulfill their potential.
6,041Jacky WilloughbyUnited KingdomI noticed when I first had my stroke how health professionals spoke to each other across me, not including me in the conversation. It was very frustrating when I thought I should have had priority. They should've made every effort to include me and make sure I understood what was going on. Even more important, they should've made sure they knew if and what I wanted to communicate to them.
6,040Helen BarrettUgandaCommunication disability is so poorly understood here in Uganda. Here communication skills can be critical for survival. It is so important that it is recognised as a basic human right and that the government take communication disability seriously, providing education, health and community based services for those affected.
6,039Brian EatonCanada
6,038Natash CoxCanadaMaking sure the world is inclusive and increase awareness
6,037Wesley CartenCanadaBecause communication is and should be a basic right.
6,036Catherine OlynykCanadaIt's a fundamental and basic need of humanity and of relationships with other people and animals.
6,035Margaret ShentonCanadaI am hard of hearing and notice that every day! every minute!
6,034John PepperellCanada
6,033Clare ParsonsUK
6,032Faye MoffatUnited KingdomI am training as a speech and language therapist and think all people have the right to be educated about communication disorders.
6,031Mike DevineCanada
6,030Pauline WeuineCanada
6,029Vanessa VanCanadaI'm hard of hearing and have communication issues.
6,028Sharon SteeleCanadaMy daughter had hearing loss and had to wait 1 year on a waitlist for intervention.
6,027Rosalyn SutleyCanadaThe ability to communicate, be heard and understood is the cornerstone to connection with one another.
6,026W.P. CampbellCanada
6,025Olive ThorneCanadaI'm H.O.H and anything to improve "my" communication is important!
6,024Susanne MartineCanadaI have hearing loss and understand the struggles with communication.
6,023Ruth WakehamCanadaPersonal experiences of communication issues
6,022Graham WakehamCanadaI have hearing loss
6,021Tamara LonCanada
6,020Martha McWilliamCanada
6,019Anita ReissCanada
6,018Emma JohnsonCanada
6,017Anne Masson-BrowneCanadaI have dedicated 30 year career to this principle & core value/ purpose.
6,016Peggy AllenCanadaCommunication is essential to mental health and productivity in society.
6,015Lord Navnit DholakiaUnited KingdomThe most important thing that any human being can do is to talk to one another, and communication is essential to that relationship
6,014Rosalie WilkinsUnited KingdomCommunication is fundamental to a healthy society
6,013Tom Brake MPUnited KingdomThe ability to communicate is essential for people to be able to fulfill their potential.
6,012Nick Smith MPUnited KingdomThe opportunity to communicate is a basic human right and I fully support this imporant.call.
6,011John Bercow MPUnited KingdomI support this excellent pledge
6,010Vernon Coaker MPUnited Kingdom
6,009Kevin BrennanUnited Kingdom
6,008Ashley WhiteI am teaching Human Rights at Commuity Living Timmins Ont to eveyone:)
6,007JILL TRYLSKAUKI work with children with communication difficulties and want communication difficulties to be recognised worldwide as a disablity
6,006Rachel Collins
6,005https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=862095980472631&id=100000167117410&set=p.862095980472631 NashUKAs an slt I feel I have to add my voice to help those who may not have a voice
6,004Jenny StubbingsUnited KingdomBecause people who struggle to communicate verbally doesn't mean they can't communicate and they still have views and opinions that should be heard
6,003Peter WoodhillU.K.Following a Stroke, I have speech difficulties!!
6,002Jacqueline CollinsUnited Kingdoma friend of mine suffered a brain tumour some years ago. she has suffered considerable effects on her communication but still retains her intellectual capacity.
6,001pamela rimesusaDaughter with aphasia
6,000Helen DugdaleUkCommunication is a human right & should be held in high regard
5,999Julie CockayneEnglandI have aphasia.
5,998Monique HindsCommunication allows us to understand one another and express our basic needs and concerns. Helping others to communicate is the main reason why I chose a career in Speech and Language Therapy.
5,997Michell BriereCanadaTout le monde en sera gagnant
5,996Nadia SandorCanadaAs an audiologist, I understand how critical communication is to connect with others and the world around us.
5,995Stacey HarpellCanada
5,994Geoff ReganCanadaI have personal experience which has highlighted for me the value of support for communication disorders.
5,993Yuon GodinCanadaToute personne doit etre capable de communiquer
5,992Dominic LeBlancCanadaIn all our families, people we care about have lived with speech and hearing challenges.
5,991Dennis BevingtonCanada
5,990Sean CaseyCanada
5,989Sarah SmithUnited Kingdom
5,988Jennie BullockUK
5,987Katie Fahy
5,986Carole Sutherland
5,985Sarah ChandlerEnglandWithout communication children, young people and adults can becoem socailly isolated and this shouldn't happen to any persons emotional wellbeing.
5,984mary marshallUnited KingdomI have close connection s with the participants.
5,983Tracey MitchellUkCommunication is important to everyone and a basic human right. Equal opportunites for everyone.
5,982Robin EngströmSwedenI’m a cognitive linguist, and just the thought of living in this world without a voice, without having someone to share it with, scares me more than anything else yet keeps my feet on the ground.
5,981Magdalena DumitranaRomania
5,980Stuart DickensEveryone's voice matters and should be heard
5,979Debra HodgesUnited StatesI am disabled and it is easy to become isolated.
5,978Paula VitalPortugalSLP
5,977Caroline PowellEnglandIt should matter to everyone,
5,976Sarah ScottEnglandIf your communication is affected it's very hard to be independent you need help. If people don't understand you can't have a normal life. (Dictated, as Sarah has aphasia).
5,975Claire HeelsHertfordshire
5,974Janet SpeightENGLAND
5,973Claire AxtonUKI'm a Speech & Language Therapist
5,972Jena HallUnited KingdomSee the impact of communication difficulties every day. Communication is a basic human right and more support should be given to those that struggle.
5,971pam hares
5,970Diane MorrisUnited KingdomBasic human right to be able to communicate, so that your rights, needs and wants are protected and catered for.
5,969Victoria AllansonUnited KingdomAs a speech and language therapy student I work with people who have communication difficulties - the right to communicate is a basic human right.
5,968Ne MarshallUKI'm a speech and language therapist. Communication is fundamental to who we are.
5,967John CookUkFamily
5,966Natasha MoranUK
5,965Deborah BakerUKBecause my mum has suffered with aphasia for 45 years and only now are people becoming aware of what it is.
5,964Anam KhanPakistani am working as a speech and language pathologist and i come across this issue daily and i want those patients to communicate much easily as they can by our help
5,963Roxanne Parr
5,962Mary WebleyUnited KingdomMy husband has aphasia as a result of a stroke and often finds that people will not give him chance to say what he wants.
5,961Colin HatcherCanada
5,960Christine EvansU.K. My husband had a severe stroke and was left with global Aphasia/Dysphasia (expressive & receptive). he could not have a conversation for 6yrs since stroke till he died last year.
5,959Jerry JohnsonUKAphasia
5,958Jill RobinsonUnited Kingdom
5,957John ScottUnited KingdomMy daughter had a stroke at 18 and has Aphasia. Just like 300,000 others in the UK with Aphasia, she just needs time and consideration to be heard.
5,956Prue Dundas-PetrieUnited KingdomI have a friend who had a stroke & has Asphasia
5,955Evelyn LynchUKHusband has aphasia
5,954Joanne EvansUnited KingdomI had a stroke 4 years ago and suffered with mild aphasia.
5,953Niki Freedman UKI'm a Speech & Language Therapist and cannot offer enough therapy
5,952Tom DormanI have a friend who suffers.
5,951Liz LancsEngland, UKMy oldest son has Autism, he struggles communicating with strangers. My friend's daughter had a stroke and lost a lot of her language skills. This makes life waaaaay more difficult for them than it is for others, and people aren't as aware & tolerant as they should be.
5,950Denise Bennett
5,949Michelle BrodieAustralia Because communication is more than verbal words and should be treated as an encompassing ability ppl have and need assistance with to develop in a way that mainstream society can accept and interact with
5,948Mel MeadowsUKCommunication is at the heart of all relationships - fundamental to our quality of life.
5,947Ellie EvansUKI am a Language for Learning trainer
5,946Kerry SimpsonUKNobody can reach their full potential unless they can communicate to the best of their ability.
5,945Mandy TomkinsUKI am a Language for learning trainer
5,944ANNA SANTUSUKI believe in communication being absolutely fundamental to our wellbeing
5,943Margaret ThomsonEnglandI wor with chjildren with additional nees and train practitioners to use Signalong to aid communication
5,942Katherine hawkerUnited KingdomAs a speech and language therapist I have seen how even children with profound disabilities can flourish and become themselves as they become more definate in communicating likes, dislikes and a sense of humour.
5,941Eleanor RubioNew ZealandAspiring SLT with a growing compassion for people with communication difficulties
5,940Suzanne MarksUSAOur daughter has aphasia.
5,939Katie EnglandCanada
5,938Madeleine SimonCanadaI'm an SLP student and I see first hand how much communication matters to our clients
5,937Emma JouzaaUKBecause communication is everything and everyone should have a means of communication!
5,936Caroline RowanUKWorked with stroke patients for many years. The loss of the ability to communicate is the most disabling aspect of all.
5,935Ana Rita AlmeidaPortugal
5,934Rebecca JamesUnited StatesI have a family member who has issues with this. I also work in a school where students suffer from the same disability.
5,933Sarah MarflittUnited KingdomI am a carer for someone with aphasia
5,932Marion DavenportUnited KingdomI have a friend who due to multiple strokes has lost their power of speech and of written work
5,931Coral LukeEnglandI am Aphasic
5,930Maureen SiemUSAMy niece had a stroke at age 14 and is working hard everyday to communicate.
5,929Chantelle ThomasCanadaI'm an SLP in acute care and am very passionate about communication service availability for the adult population.
5,928Jean ArmesUnited KingdomI am a newly qualified SLT and I have seen the negative impact that communication difficulties can have on a person's whole life. I have also experienced some of the rewards of alleviating communication difficulties.
5,927Lynn PowickUK
5,926Judith MeyerUSAfair access
5,925JULIE KAMPFUSAMY HUSBAND HAD A STROKE & HAS APHASIA
5,924Roxann ZupparoUnited StatesMy Daughter had a stroke and now has aphasia. She is in high school and we couldn't get speech therapy through the school for the longest time. Our insurance had run out
5,923rachael bayleyEnglandI work with children most days who need support to communicate and to see their help and support taken away or limited is beyond outrageous.
5,922Terri PoeUSAMy husband had 2 strokes in Feb
5,921Penny MajidUKI have aphasia
5,920Alexandra SuppesUSAI have worked with patients in the minimally conscious state and they desperately need greater communication prosthetics to help them express basic desires.
5,919Sarah GardnerUKI have aphasia (communication difficulty)
5,918Pushpa RamachandranIndiaI am a speech language pathologist and strongly believe that every effort should be made to break barriers that stand in the way of successful communication!
5,917Mary BurkeIrelandIt matters to me as I have a child with disabilities and as a family we would need to use different forms of communication for him to understand.
5,916Megan ValentineUnited States
5,915Melissa Elliott
5,914Colleen FullickUnited Kingdom
5,913Pamela CopelandUnited StatesI have apahsia that requires speech therapy
5,912Coralie ScottAustraliaMy sister has aphasia after a stroke at 18, and without the support she has had from our family and in spreading awareness to people, she would have a significantly lower quality of life. I don't know what she would do if we weren't there to help her - fill in forms, speak to doctors. Communication should be without a doubt a basic human right.
5,911Natasha YoungUnited StatesI have aphasia
5,910Carol Dow-RichardsUSAAphasia Caregiver / Volunteer
5,909Novita StokesNew ZealandBecause I am an SLT Student
5,908Cristina LaureanoNew YorkI'm a speech- Language Pathologist who believes that all have the right to communicate....
5,907Caitlyn Crooke-WhiteIreland
5,906Kate HarringtonWales, UK
5,905Angela WormaldUnited Kingdom
5,904Barbara DrewettIreland My daughter has communication difficulties
5,903jessica TaylorAustraliaI am studying Speech Pathology and care about those with communication difficulties
5,902Annie MillarAustralia
5,901Ingrid HowellAustralia
5,900Sally DuffAustralia
5,899Ella KeesingAustralia
5,898Al PittNew ZealandI have aphasia
5,897Allan McGroartyUnited Kingdom
5,896Glenn ClarkNew ZealandI attend the Napier Aphasia Communication Group. As an individual with aphasia, I would like to support this project to raise awareness and help others understand aphasia better. Everyone has a right to communicate!
5,895Jing PengChinaNow,more and more people have the communication disorder.They really need to be helped and mentioned!Everybody should work together to solve this problem!
5,894xiong mingyueChinaI am a speech therapist from China, there are millions of patients with communication disorders in my country,and we need to do more help for them
5,893Tang XinqunChinaEveryone wants themselves to be found, express their motions and show their minds. So as to the disabled.
5,892Chrissie TuckerUnited KingdomI am a SENCO in my nursery and believe that communication is a big part of my job. This can either be through the children with SEN, their parents and with the staff.
5,891Lee ConsidireAustralia
5,890Belinda EvansAustralia
5,889Sharna MilovicAustralia
5,888Billy CrombieAustralia
5,887Karen LucasAustralia
5,886Mark Van HelviortAustralia
5,885Tania InnesAustralia
5,884Megan BairdAustralia
5,883Lisa DunworthAustraliaThis issue matters to every human
5,882Alison GoslinUkPerson with communication difficulties in the family
5,881Louise ButchartEngland
5,880Alistair FieldsAware of communication issues working for Youth Offending Service and Probation Service and its impact
5,879Ruth SpilmanUnited KingdomAs an SLT working with non-verbal individuals who have challenges getting their basic wants and needs met communication is key. Without a means to communicate the people I work with do not have a voice, they loose out on opportunities to communicate even if they have the reason. Communication is vital.
5,878Tabatha McCauley
5,877Alan FordEngland
5,876Candice WormaldUnited KingdomI work with young offenders and feel that communication can be a real issue for them understanding various elements such as the Court process or even accessing services they require. Without the ability to communicate effectively with professionals many do not get the support they require which in my opinion is not acceptable.
5,875ranjit ranaUKAs a Speech and Language therapist I fundamentally believe in this pledge.
5,874Jacqueline SedgwickEnglandI believe everyone has a right to be heard.
5,873Penelope FieldenUKI am the SENCO at my mainstream school and more and more children now have SLT difficulties. They need extra support to develop their full potential & to be part of their school society
5,872Glen JonesUKbECAUSE I WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
5,871Amy Hancockswest midlandsIt is important to me that I know the tools to communicate with everyone.
5,870amanda smithukAs a senco i work with many children who have complex communication needs.
5,869sally whattonEnglandI work with children and part of my work involves gaining children's wishes and feelings to ensure that they are kept safe and received the correct support.
5,868Sarah HealeyUnited Kingdom
5,867fleur clarsonenglandwith little or no communication life cant be enjoyed to the full
5,866Lauren JonesWork with young people who have communication difficulties - want them to feel empowered
5,865Gina SlannUKbecause every person has a right to a voice
5,864Beverley CullenUKI work in a variety of school settings with children with communication difficulties. I also have many elderly relatives who have developed communication difficulties as a result of illness.
5,863amy stevensonenglandto support with communication for everyone
5,862Mandy BaggottUKIt should matter to everyone
5,861Jayne CleaverUnited KingdomEveryone has a right to be able to communicate their needs and thoughts
5,860Chloe TattUK
5,859jemma lister
5,858Chelsea Hutchinson-McKayUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language therapist enthusiastic about communication for all
5,857Ursula Walker
5,856Angela Fox
5,855Jo AllenAustraliaI believe that everyone has the right to be able to communicate. I value my ability to communicate and it is fundamental to every aspect of my life.
5,854Lyne BowmanAustralia
5,853Sharia HudaUSAA communication impairement should not isolate or prevent a person from being a part of society.
5,852Sharon MackayScotland
5,851Marlena SmithUnited StatesThis issue hits home, I have a six year old girl that has a mixed excessive language disorder and it is very hard explaining it to people. Sometimes, therapists and teachers think the child is just being funny because they don't have any special looks or any brain damage from birth. Observation of conversations show how much my child is confused and some of the help out here is not that great.
5,850Katherine LeachEngland
5,849Molly WellsUnited StatesFuture Professional with a desire to provide a means and opportunity for communication for all.
5,848Danielle KeenanEnglandAs a Speech and Language Therapist working with young adults with a range of physical and learning disabilities, I feel very strongly that meaningful communication, in whatever form and at whatever level, should be accessible and available to every individual.
5,847Martina JurcevicUSA
5,846Sue HawkinsUKAs an AAC developer I see the impact of an individual suddenly being given a voice. They are then able to feel included in social situations, work environments and family life. The right to communicate in whatever form the individual chooses is absolutely a basic human right.
5,845Beatrice RatheyGermanyBecause as a speech and Language therapist i meet people who suffer from Communication Problems every day and I see how big the handicap can be and how it stops people from having a good quality of life.
5,844Stephanie (Sherbel) JasutaUnited StatesFacilitated Communication taught me that many people who look like they can't communicate can, in fact, communicate! See my article on your website.
5,843Alexandra CarragherUKI believe that individuals with communication difficulties should have fair access to public services
5,842Denice LilleyEverybody deserves a voice and to be heard despite that person having no verbal communication.
5,841Thea McMillanScotlandour nine year old daughter needs a lot of help with communication, but has lots she wants to tell us
5,840Sophie JewellAustraliaAs a speech pathologist this matters to me greatly
5,839HyangHee "Hope" KIMSouth KoreaCommunication across life span is becoming important issue in this era of globally aging society!
5,838Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language and Hearing (APSSLH)
5,837Monique MarmolUSAbecause I work with children that have impaired communication skills and I see the need they have to relate to theur parents and friends every day
5,836Melony MasurCanadaI am an SLP and our school division just terminated an SLP position and an Occupatuonal Therapist.
5,835E.ARSLAN ARSLANTurkeyVERY IMPORTANT FOR HEARING IMPAIRED
5,834Julie PhillipsUK
5,833Tara McDermottKentEveryday, I see the effect limited communication skills have on people in their everyday lives
5,832Kim DuesburyUK
5,831Kristy StefanucciCanadaThe ability to communicate has a major impact on quality of life.
5,830Jean OrrScotlandMy late brother was a deaf mute & we would have loved these issues to have been addressed in his lifetime. That wasn't to be so I hope this helps people in the future
5,829Kelsey PedersonCanada
5,828Lorraine Wilson England
5,827Alex HowlettUnited Kingdom
5,826Liz FindlayScotlandEveryone matters
5,825Elizabeth WhiteheadUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic humann right
5,824Ashley GordonUKCommunication is fundamental for all. As a speech and language therapist this is something I am passionate about
5,823Melanie BorthwickUnited Kingdom
5,822Charley LeonardTyne and Wear Working with people who find communicating difficult demonstrates the huge impact it has throughout daily living, engaging and interacting in life around you, and forming and maintaining relationships
5,821Georgina MillerUnited KingdomCommunication as a basic human right matters to me as a person who has seen the devastating effects of transient and ongoing communication difficulties in both personal and professional contexts, and as someone dedicated to improving the wellbeing and experiences of individuals with communication difficulties.
5,820Nicola FindlayUnited KingdomAs a student speech and language therapist, I have seen the frustration and sadness when people can't communicate effectively.
5,819Heather CunninghamUnited KingdomSpeech and Language Therapy student. People high up still don't see that communication is VITAL in daily life and we need to spread awareness that this MATTERS.
5,818Daniel CharltonEnglandBecause everyone deserves a fair chance in life and depriving people of this chance is a violation of the fundamental principles of fair. Something that should be intertwined into human nature.
5,817Brian KagomberoUgandaI am speech and Language therapy student in my county uganda
5,816Bethany WheelerEnglandBecause I have seen first hand how frustrated people get when they cannot communicate to get their message across. I also know how speech, language and communication difficulties can impact on/result in behavioural difficulties, social exclusion, poor relationships, poor academic results, poor job prospects and unemployment.
5,815Sophie Gager
5,814Elizabeth Chennikara MathewUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist and I see barriers to communications everyday at work in my patients recovering from neurological trauma, including stroke and traumatic brain injury. Communication is vital to achievement and fulfillment in life. I am happy to be a part of the recovery process for my patients.
5,813Lydia KeastNew Zealand
5,812Elaine HallScotlandGrandchild has Rett syndrome
5,811john tylerengland
5,810shana richmondCanadareally?
5,809madeline shiahcanadaI love being a SLP and communication is such an important human right
5,808Luba KelebayCanadacommitted to communication for all
5,807Kimberly AyalaCanada
5,806Anne SimonsCanadaDeb Cydney Dorothy Ryan Greg Nadine
5,805Madison Jacobs
5,804Emer McHughIrelandeveryone should have the chance to communicate and participate fully in life
5,803Eleanor DawsonBecause communication skills are fundamental to quality of life and I see first hand, the impact that communication difficulties have on people's every day life.
5,802Ana SaavedraSpain
5,801Theresa Johnny-MooreAustraliaBecause i think people with a disability have the right to be communicated to in the siplest way as part of their right.
5,800Frances ScullyCanadaI have a son who has communication barriers both in processing and expression…I also work with children she have barriers to their communication.
5,799Lori CollettiUSA
5,798stephanie warrenItalyBecause everyone should have the right to communicate
5,797Kirsten Ramsay
5,796Joy Kassouf
5,795Katie BamburyUK
5,794Rakhee DadiaUK
5,793Nargis KhanUK
5,792Lisa HoltenNew Zealand Personal experience having a daughter with Rett Syndrome who at 20yrs old is only just getting a eyegaze communication system, delayed for so long due to long held views regarding hierarchy vs access mode, two very different things that are not linear for everyone...
5,791Bhawna PatelUK
5,790Kathryn MorrisseyUK
5,789Gary LeadermanUK
5,788Viram JosephUK
5,787Ester HurleyUK
5,786Colin MijonnellUK
5,785Bryan CrossUK
5,784Sainazbegum JamalUK
5,783Ruth PimblettUKI work with children who have communication difficulties
5,782Tracey-Anne BrazierUK
5,781Alice KilbyUK
5,780Nimita ShahUK
5,779Shona MitchellUnited Kingdom
5,778Rebecca DrennanUK
5,777Philippa LewisUK
5,776James MilburnUK
5,775Vivienne SheppardUK
5,774Archie DayUK
5,773Zoe DayUK
5,772Rekha VaghelaUK
5,771Stephen TylerUKI have a non vocal daughter, she uses eye gaze to communicate. Without this technology her life experience would be greatly reduced.
5,770Joanna GriersonUK
5,769Pat ThomasUnited KingdomCommunication is basic to sharing life with others.
5,768Jennifer TaylorUK
5,767Harkiran KaurUK
5,766Cynthia FernandoUK
5,765Karina JamesUK
5,764PETER TYLERUNITED KINGDOMBecause my belief is that all humans are born equal, & should have the same opprtunities throught life no matter what colour race or creed
5,763Raymond TylerUnited KingdomI cannot believe that in this day & age we don't already recognise that the opportunity to fulfil your individual communication needs to your fullest potential is not already a given.
5,762Lauran DoakEnglandFunding for AAC is key but currently inadequate!
5,761Simon Wilson
5,760Melica PatmoreEnglandI know many non verbal children
5,759Lyn KingCanadaI have worked in social services for over 30 years, supporting people with severe physical disabilities to have a voice. Funding for trained consultants is rarely available, let alone funding for symbol software for lo-tech systems. It's a basic right to be able to communicate independently, even if there is a cost involved.
5,758Julie BriggsAustralia
5,757Amanda WatsonAustralia
5,756Nige DonachieAustralia
5,755Robyn RussellAustralia
5,754Sarah ReadAustralia
5,753Sue WalleyAustralia
5,752Paula HuettAustralia
5,751Rebecca VineyAustralia
5,750Brett HayAustralia
5,749Jaclyn McLeanAustralia
5,748Liz ClarkeAustralia
5,747Kate TrotmanAustralia
5,746Hayley LuttrellAustralia
5,745Jessica CrawfordAustralia
5,744Helen MahiszekAustralia
5,743John BardenhagenAustralia
5,742john edwards
5,741Cheryl StrattonAustralia
5,740Jeanette RyanAustralia
5,739Allison MaloneyAustralia
5,738Lyn SteelAustralia
5,737Audrey WarrenAustralia
5,736Kelli NatoliAustralia
5,735Elizabeth ThrushAustralia
5,734Elizabeth DavisAustralia
5,733Helen StorayAustralia
5,732Tamika GreenAustralia
5,731Emma LeightonAustralia
5,730Veronica SavageAustralia
5,729Sophie EdwardsAustralia
5,728Emma KlimaAustralia
5,727Fiona SheedyAustralia
5,726Anne DonnellyAustralia
5,725Holly HowardAustralia
5,724Shannon GreyAustralia
5,723Kelly WalkerAustralia
5,722Mel DavisAustralia
5,721Jeni BrennanAustralia
5,720Candice BartlettAustralia
5,719Nicole GrazuliAustralia
5,718Michelle FreemantleAustralia
5,717Sarah-Jane NorrisAustralia
5,716Sharon SullivanAustralia
5,715Kathryn BronwasserAustralia
5,714Sinead DogleAustralia
5,713Sinead DogleAustralia
5,712Natasha CrossAustralia
5,711Tania SekuloskiAustralia
5,710Shannon MarshallAustralia
5,709Briony CongdonAustralia
5,708Emily SavilleAustralia
5,707Stephanie PekovAustralia
5,706Stacey PlayworthAustralia
5,705Paige ChewterAustralia
5,704Sineada SimpsonAustralia
5,703Jessie KingAustralia
5,702Kaysie HiltonAustralia
5,701Emma CorryAustralia
5,700Patricia WeekesAustraliaTo be without 'voice' is so disempowering
5,699val carmineUSA
5,698Sherry Finch
5,697Melanie BartlettAustraliaWhen people don't take the time to understand & listen to how someone communicates the outcomes for that person can be devasting.
5,696Alison JanssenAustralia
5,695Pauline SmithUnited KingdomBecause no individual should be discriminated against!
5,694Marianne SemnerNorwayIm a mother!
5,693Wendy GriffinNew zealandHave a cousin that has no speech after a stroke
5,692Ana AchucarroWest Sussexwe all need to be able to communicate properly
5,691Laura BrearleyEngland
5,690Kim RiveroEngland My child is non verbal and has severe trouble communicating.
5,689Julia StewartUKBecause I have seen the difference the right enabling tools make.
5,688Maria MacCallumuk
5,687Kay CuttingUKI teach people with learning difficulties including communication difficulties - I also have friends with children without learning disabilities but who have communication difficulties - for many reasons.
5,686Karen HydesUKI have a niece for whom a communication device has meant the development of a world whereby she can hold her own...introducing inclusion, equality and an ability to shine!
5,685Fiona TylerUKThe opportunity to communicate is a basic human right. People with communication disabilities should have access to the support they need to realise their full potential.
5,684Milly SmithUK
5,683Jenny CarterUKTo ensure everyone is able to tell people what they want and need and stand up for there rights
5,682Pauline GraingerEnglandCommunicating and connecting with people is powerful and beautiful. Everyone has the right to belong and the right to communicate in a their own way
5,681Laura SmithUSAThat people with communication disorders get access to services and are not disenfranchised from their societies!
5,680Melinda EdgsonCanadaI personally know individuals who with out the use of their devices would not be able to communicate beyond simple yes and no answers. Their devices and all the training to use them has enabled them to have a much richer life and communicate things that wily otherwise have been unknowable.
5,679Teresa SandersCanadaAs an early ed teacher, I believe we all have a voice whether or not we can verbalize it.
5,678Juliet QuinlanIrelandAll modes of communication need to be valued as lack of a voice whether through spoken, gestural, pictorial, textual or other representation leads to a devaluation of the individual and an increase in their vulnerability to internal and external threats to personal safety and well being.
5,677Beth Riggsusa
5,676Pat PattenUSAI work with young children. Speech and communication impact their daily lives.
5,675Kristina GladinUnited States
5,674Rachel BetzenUSAASHA has reported up 84% of kids in juvenile detention have communication difficulties. Speech-Language Therapists like me need to do more to reach kids who have already "fallen through the cracks".
5,673Rita OforiUKLanguage in all it's forms is essential for the well-being of every individual. All people should be supported in every possible way to maximise their potential to communicate.
5,672Suzanne DavisUnited StatesBecause children matter! I am a teacher and I have worked with many children over the years who have struggled with communication disorders
5,671LYNNE NORTONUSABecause everyone needs to know how to communicate, wether it's spoken, written, or signed.
5,670Donna GoulderUnited Statesto show compassion for all
5,669Wynn BootyUSAI love speech therapists! We have a family of speach impediments and autism and they have helped so much!
5,668Lauren JeffsAustraliaworking with patients with a communication disability you learn how frustrating it is for them to not be able to communicate basic needs and wants. To me communication is life!
5,667Jonathan EastwoodAustraliahuman rights
5,666Ken, the Lord Maginnis of DrumglassNorthern IrelandChaired the Independent review of Autism Services (Northern Ireland)
5,665Agnes PerretFrance
5,664Zahara Razzaq
5,663Michelle Jewellaustralia
5,662Shannon CainAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working with people with complex communication needs. I strongly believe that communication is a basic human right and that everyone deserves access to the appropriate support to ensure they are able to fully participate in society in any way they would like.
5,661Angela PoonI'm going to be a Speech Pathologist after I graduate!!
5,660megan RuddAustralia
5,659Wayne ZahraAustralia
5,658Cathleen PerryUSA
5,657LORRAINE DANYLUKCANADAMy grandchildren have positively benefitted through speech therapy. An amazing transformation from frustration to jubilation with the ability to ask for something and be understood.
5,656Beverly DenleyWagga WaggaBecause of my commitment to social just, access and equity
5,655Tania LopezUnited StatesMy 9yr old sister has Down Syndrome. She has difficulty communicating her needs. The SLPs she has worked with have done so much for her and our family, they've really made an impact on our lives. However each year it gets harder and harder to maintain (at least) her current intervention hours. It's nearly a battle to ensure that she is provided with the services she needs. A Basic Human Right.
5,654Tom KitagawaCanadait's a matter of sharing knowledge.
5,653Tara CliffeAustralia
5,652Darina TkacikAustraliaAs a professional working with people with Intellectual disability and Mental Health issues it is important for me that the wider community would understand how difficult for those people is communicate their message to others, and often they sre misunderstood.
5,651Vivienne de Lacy PeekAustraliaI work with people with complex health - all of whom have different ways of communicating - none of them can verbalise what they require. We need to ensure people understand the different forms of communication so people are not isolated
5,650Jennifer GetchUnited StatesBecause I feel everyone should have a voice!
5,649Katrín ÓlafsdóttirIceland
5,648Andrew CarterUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic need of life and should be experienced by everyone regardless of ability.
5,647Liz PerrottUKI work as a Speech and Language Therapist therefore communication impairment is a huge matter in my daily life
5,646Victoria TuthillUnited KingdomIt's not money that makes the world go around, it's communication.
5,645Karen BerghuisMy son is non verbal.
5,644Jennifer GibsonUKI am a speech and language therapy student
5,643Louisa ParkerUnited Kingdom
5,642Jackie Barkerengland It is not true to say no-one died prematurely as a result of a lack of communication - plenty do.
5,641romayn jones-linaresusaI am an educational speech & language pathologist, mother of a language learning disabled son & daughter of a father with Alzheimer's
5,640Susan BrownUnited States
5,639Teresa CurtisCanadaCommunication is vital for connections and relationships and understanding. People should have a right to understand and be understood.
5,638Carolina BrandaoUnited StatesI have been a person who stutters since I was 5 years old. It is part of who I am but I do not let it define me. I have devoted my career as a Speech Pathologist to help others with communication difficulties find their voice & it is very rewarding.
5,637Jessica REidCanadaI believe communication is a basic right.
5,636Judith PhilipScotlandI work with people with communication impairments
5,635Pam YoungUkI'm a speech & language therapist working with head & neck cancer patients the psychosocial impact of speech problems is grossly under recognised
5,634Helen JonesscotlandCommunication is central to everything we do. It is key to developing friendships and underpins our health and wellbeing.
5,633Bryndis Krogh GisladottirIcelandMy son has SLI
5,632Rebecca CleggUnited KingdomI have just finished my degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
5,631Susan SandlerUKI work with children with communication difficulties and observe their frustration, anxiety and sadness. I am aware that there are not enough speech and language therapists working withing the education system in the UK.
5,630carole harderukCEO of disability organisation
5,629Ruth StewartUnited States of AmericaI work with individuals who often struggle to communicate with others
5,628Alison RossUKI support people with autism, speech language and communication difficulties
5,627Lauren ReedI am studying to be a speech pathologist
5,626Cara ChalmersScotlandThe ability to communicate successfully is central to every human being's quality of life
5,625Naomi Herrod-Taylor I see the difficulties caused by being unable to communicate
5,624Kirsten SmithAustraliaYes
5,623Lorraine SpeirsScotlandPeople who need others to support their everyday lives need to be listened to.
5,622Cheryl RathmillUK
5,621Kathleen OthenEnglandI work with preschool children with speech and language difficulties and can see, first hand, the difficulties they have being able to communicate with their peers, even at this early age. Their difficulties, if undiagnosed or not supported appropriately, will have a huge impact on their life chances.
5,620Rachael BainAustralia
5,619Julie BradleyAustralia
5,618Maria MalcolmScotlandI am the Project Manager of Play Alloa a district wide charity providing play and social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities. I am passionate that we support the inclusion of all children and young people in play and social activities in order to increase the quality of life for all.
5,617James ReidScotlandI am an SLT working with adults with a learning disability. Communication difficulties make life so hard for individuals and any work to improve the environment is welcome
5,616hywel williamsukAs a Member of the UK parliament I represent a bilingual constituency - Welsh / English , with 75% being bilingual , a % which rises to close on 100% for younger people. I have alwyas campaigned for public services to be available in Welsh, including speech and language therapy
5,615Mary PhillibenScotlandI work as a speech and language therapist, so deal with speech, language and communication needs on a daily basis. On a more personal level I feel that communication is a vital part of the essence of who a person is. It is integral to everything we do as human beings and necessary for people to participate fully and meaningfully in their everyday lives. Without the ability to communicate I woul
5,614Sharon RobinsonUKAs a speech and language therapist I see on a daily basis the impact when opportunities to communicate are reduced.
5,613Ashlee WebsterAustralia
5,612Hannah DillanAustralia
5,611Emma SerjeantAustralia
5,610Grace LandyAustralia
5,609Demara MilbourneAustralia
5,608Alex CortisAustralia
5,607Brittany GermainAustralia
5,606Emma NimmoAustralia
5,605Clare AndrewsAustralia
5,604Sarah RussellAustralia
5,603Jenny JohnstoneAustralia
5,602Stephanie XieAustralia
5,601Natasha HanbenAustralia
5,600Julia ChaplinAustralia
5,599Kris WakefieldAustralia
5,598Alex LanAustralia
5,597Carolyne WongAustralia
5,596Jackie O'ConnorAustralia
5,595Julie FranceAustralia
5,594Felicia TanAustralia
5,593Julie Stevens
5,592Liz Hamilton UK
5,591Kim ShadeAustraliaCommunication the recipe for a great life
5,590Malin Lillvik
5,589Savio FurtadoAustralia
5,588Darragh HerlihyAustralia
5,587Matt PallozziAustralia
5,586Ainslie ForrestAustralia
5,585Jenny AndersonAustralia
5,584Sarah RayAustralia
5,583Richard HessianAustralia
5,582Kylie SherwellAustralia
5,581Sue HoranAustralia
5,580Shiny KunanAustralia
5,579Wendy McKenzie-HartAustralia
5,578Mary Anne ResonableAustralia
5,577Terry GreavesAustralia
5,576Nicole GilbertAustralia
5,575Joanna EassomAustralia
5,574Kelly StephensAustralia
5,573Margaret StevensAustralia
5,572Martina HayesAustralia
5,571Alicia TimmsAustralia
5,570Shannon Allan
5,569Aletta SinoffUnited StatesI have a son with autism, my mother was deaf and I am an SLP. Communication is the gateway to a meaningful life.
5,568Effie CharalambousAustralia
5,567Alison RoweAustraliaI work with people who are non-verbal and using alternative communication strategies is integral to their lives.
5,566Mary NelUSACommunication is the foundation we all rely on for creating our lives - individually and collectively.
5,565Stefania Makara
5,564Noreen HyreUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist and a mother/sister/aunt/daughter. It MATTERS!
5,563Wendy FletcherNew ZealandCommunication is a basic human right and a vital part of who we are. It enables us to express our identity, thoughts and opinions. It is essential that we use this opportunity to raise awareness to enable people with communication disorders to gain the support that they truly deserve.
5,562Amy WangCanada
5,561Danita Washington
5,560Siobhan McMahonScotlandIt is eesential that every child has access to the support they require in gaining key life skills and communication and language skills are the most important of these.
5,559Sarah MudryCanadaI am a speech-langauge pathologist and see the difficulties my clients and their families face due to communication barriers everyday.
5,558Tamara SmithCanada
5,557Melissa McAllisterCanadaI am a speech language pathologist. This impacts my clients and the people around me every day!
5,556Jennifer PetrilloUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist
5,555Jo ClareUKIf you cannot understand or make yourself understood, it is very difficult for you to assert your other basic human rights; the right to communication is a condition or pre-requisite for the exercise of other rights.
5,554ciera gianniUnited States
5,553hannah cowlesUnited KingdomI'm a SLT passionate about this campaign.
5,552Rhonda LeightonCanadaEveryone deserves the opportunity
5,551Tina McAlpinUSACommunication is the most fundamental need and right.
5,550Julie ProvencherCanada
5,549Renee BestUnited States
5,548Kelly CassanCanadaI am a speech language pathologist and I believe strongly in the right of all people to communicate.
5,547Marla WickerUnited StatesThis issue matters to me because without the ability to communicate, one cannot have his/her basic needs met. Communication impairment also hinders one's opportunity to form meaningful relationships and friendships. Everyone deserves the opportunity to effectively share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings in a way that is socially-appropriate and reinforcing.
5,546Angela BrownUSAI am a strong advocate for those with hearing and communication impairments. I am a speech-language pathologist.
5,545Edel QuinnIrelandI am a speech & language therapist & see every day the impact of communication difficulties on all sorts of people at all different stages of life.
5,544Andrew Facherty UKIt's a fundamental right.
5,543Melissa CarlillAustraliaEverybody deserves a voice.
5,542pauline siddallUKI am a speech and language therapist
5,541Tia-Alicia DewUSAWork with children with special needs
5,540Francesca SellarsScotlandCommunication is my best skill. I cannot imagine life without it.
5,539Grania BannonNorthern IrelandBecause as a speech & language therapist I see what impact a communication disabilty has not just on the individual but on their family
5,538samantha PayneUnited Kingdom
5,537Samantha HepworthEnglandThe ability to effectively communicate is something that many take for granted, we need to work towads raising peoples awareness of communication difficulties in order to break down the barriers for those who have struggle to communicate
5,536sarvnaz taheriannew zealandI work with individuals with complex communication needs and I am passionate about equal human rights
5,535Aaron OveringtonNew ZealandCommunication is a fundamental human right that is either denied or unavailable to so many. We as a modern society need to change this by any means necessary.
5,534Jude BrownAustralia
5,533Toni Hargan
5,532Chris LilwallEnglandI work with children with learning disabilities
5,531Sue HaydenUKI am a specialist teacher working for Language for Learning in Worcestershire. The belief that communication is a basic human right has underpinned and influenced my entire working practice.
5,530Stephanie Andrews England Good communication helps to maintain good mental health which is my area of interest
5,529P JonesAustralia
5,528M JAustralia
5,527Jeremy SparrowNew ZealandIt's always better if you can communicate
5,526Leslie Caffaro
5,525Kristin MuellerAustraliaSpeech Pathology student
5,524Joan ChambersCanada
5,523Archana and Gopal SinhAustraliaCommunication is the ability to be visible in a society that is littered with symbols of text, written oral numeric being the power players. It is way identityis forged and imposed in society by those who can on those who cant. If this is lost or not there it precludes a persons ability to be included in conversations about them and around them.
5,522Rajni ChandranAustralia I have son who has autism. He uses a communication device to speak. I run a support organisation for people with similar issues.
5,521Barbara ReidCanadaCommunication is the most basic of all human needs. It must be protected and supported in those who are vulnerable.
5,520Geraldine SugiuraCanadaCommunication is essential to belonging to a community
5,519Alexis Bernstorff
5,518michelle baverstockUnited Kingdomeveryone has the right to be heard
5,517CAROL SINTONUnited KingdomMy son uses VOCA as his method of communication and the first device he was life changing for all of us
5,516Julie EvansCanada
5,515Anne AssalyCanada
5,514Kate Stevenson
5,513Holly GusnowskyCanadaPeople need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential
5,512Deborah Coates-BrackenCanadaEveryone needs a means to communicate.
5,511Jody MarshallCanadaAs a speech-language pathologist, I see communication as one of the most important human rights as it can significantly impact one's quality of life.
5,510Amanda OstertagCanadaI work as a speech-language pathologist and see those who struggle with communication disorders on a daily basis. These people's abilities often are underestimated, especially when decision making about their own future. Wouldn't it be great if communication disorders were widely understood by all citizens and strategies to facilitate communication were readily available.
5,509Judy EvansCanadaI beleive that is it importatn for people to be able to communicate with others so that there are less misunderstandings in the world. i am fortunate to live in a country where my human rights are secure. Other people are not so fortunate.
5,508Tammy-Jo MortensenCanadaEveryone needs the right communicate. My nephew has apraxia and has been discriminated by the school system.
5,507zubeen dharshiCanadaI am Speech Language Pathologist and truly believe in this.
5,506Donna McGhie-RichmondCanadaCommunication is fundamental to what it means to be be human. We who are able to communicate naturally and freely take this for granted. It is only when we are not able to communicate or when we work with others for whom communication is a challenge that we come to understand the significance and requisite nature of communication.
5,505Doreen HarcusCANADAEven those who can communicate don't do it enough. Every system breaks down without communication.
5,504Laura RogersCanadaHumans are beings who are hard-wired for relationship. Communication is fundamental to being relational, and therefore is a right for all. We require communication to be able to not only interact with others but with the world around us.
5,503Debra MartinCanadaAs as speech language pathologist I am keenly aware of the right of every individual to communicate and the importance of this basic human right
5,502Ashraf EmamBahrainI have a communication issue
5,501Rosalyn McCallum Scotland because I see firsthand the impact of communication difficulties everyday in my work
5,500Jennifer MurphyUnited KingdomI am a Speech & Language Therapist. Everyone should have the right to be allowed to communicate.
5,499Monica Waters-NeilAs a student of speech pathology, I see the effect that communication has in people's lives and I sincerely believe that it should be encouraged and supported where possible, anywhere it might be lacking.
5,498Nikki DinnenAustraliaSome people don't understand how important it is to have a voice, it can sometimes be taken for granted. Take a walk in the shoes of someone who hasn't had the chance to have a voice, or who's voice is taken away. You don't realise what you have got until it's gone.
5,497Danielle RapleyAustraliaCommunication is VITAL
5,496Francesca TummeyUKcommunication is the basis of everything
5,495Leora BenjaminAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist this is clearly a passion of mine & I strongly agree in the declaration.
5,494Craig SuosaariAustraliait sort of seems self evident - I want everyone to communicate
5,493deborah smithaustraliaIt is a basic human right and lack of communication the cause of so much frustration, isolation and angst for people with disability. There is no excuse in this day and age given the training, research and resources workers have access to to not be supporting people with communication disabilites to better communicate
5,492Rebecca GilloglyAustraliaI am a speech pathology student who believes that communication is a fundamental right and that everyone is able to communicate in their own way.
5,491Shannon HillAustraliaAfter all we're all human beings
5,490Bryanna HallAustralia
5,489Madeleine SimonCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathology graduate student. I have experienced first hand the effect that communication difficulties can have on a person's quality of life, and I believe in supporting people so that they may communicate to the best of their ability!
5,488Jane WarburtonAustraliaI am studying to be a speech pathologist
5,487Samantha Carr AustraliaAs a Speech Pathology student I firmly believe everyone has a right to communicate and everyone has something to say!
5,486Elissandra MunhozAustraliaThis issue should matter to every citzen. Communication is an essential in any society.
5,485Geneviève LeclercCanadaC'est tout simplement fondamental !
5,484Jessica ShortAustraliaI couldn;t imagine not being able to communicate to express my wants/needs and to socialise - this is why I became a speech pathologist and why I believe communication is a right to anyone and everyone
5,483Alison JobUnited KingdomEveryone deserves the right to be able to communicate in their own unique way
5,482EMILLIE MILLERUKBecause communication leads to community, understanding and mutual valuing
5,481Josephine ForrestAustralia
5,480sarita singhUnited Kingdomin order to slove conflicts across the borad and at every level in all respects
5,479Ann EllisEnglandI work with children with speech, language and communication needs.
5,478Carmen MolinaVenezuela
5,477Maureen BurgoyneEnglandI have been a Montessori Directress (Teacher) since 1983. I have witnessed many times the negative impact on the young child's basic happiness, joy of life and self image when his/her attempts to communicate with peers end in frustration. It denies them their developmentally strong desire to belong to a social group.
5,476LESLEY CHERRIMANSCOTLANDCommunication is a basic human right for each and every one of us enabling us to make the most basic life choices
5,475Sarah ThorntonUnited KingdomI work as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist and see children struggle to communicate through verbal, non-verbal and behavioural means every day. I believe human communication is not just 'a' basic human right, but 'the' basic human right. Without effective communication we cannot obtain our basic needs.
5,474Priscilla LebeauCanada
5,473Marie-Ève MascoloCanada
5,472Jenny WillcockUnited KingdomI work as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist and I see the effects that communication difficulties can have on a child's life
5,471Michael Mosca
5,470Tiffany TraskUnited States
5,469Lisa LeonhardtBC
5,468Deb Gwynnbc
5,467Amita KhuranaBC
5,466Helen JacksonUnited Kingdombecause I work with students who have communication difficulties and I know how important it is to get the correct support and help
5,465Alisha DickeyUnited StatesAs a speech-language pathologist, I help to provide opportunities for those with communication disorder to communicate. Every person should have a "voice."
5,464Kirsten HartUKI am a Speech and Language Therapist and work to advocate for those with communication disorders
5,463laura mooneynew zealand
5,462Eirini RodiUnited KingdomTeacher of Special Educational Needs and Link worker
5,461AMY REALEYEnglandI work with children who have communication impairments
5,460Afasic ScotlandScotland
5,459Laurie Arum BeharTurkeyCommunication is a basic human right and I would like to shed more light on communication disorders in Turkey.
5,458Suzanne GuerinAustraliaEveryone has the right to be able to communicate. For us to not to provide support is simply wrong!
5,457pam smithenglandbecause everyone has the right to be able to communicate in whatever way they can.
5,456denis mundayenglandI work with children and young people with communication disorders and I know how difficult it is for them to be accepted into "normal society". Anything that brings this issue into focus is excellent.
5,455Helen ShepherdUnited KingdomHaving seen the impact of strokes on communication and the lack of support and understanding, anything that can highlight these need across all age groups needs to be supported
5,454gemma chappleUnited Kingdomi work with children with slcn
5,453Louise StoneUKthe right to communicate is to be a human
5,452Jane-Elise HealeyAustraliaCommunication is life. It's relationships. It's connections. It's laughter, joy and fun; sadness, hurt and sorrow. Without it, we're lost. And like everything, we rarely realised *how* important it is, until it's lost or damaged.
5,451James SherlockAustraliaSon has autism
5,450Julie QuinnAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right.
5,449Erica Levinson
5,448Sarah Gavra BolandIrelandits important that everyone has a voice more needs to be done to ensure that individuals have a means to communicate their rights and dreams
5,447Dale JasinaUSACommunication is a basic human need.
5,446christian hebronUnited KingdomI am a teacher
5,445clair ransonenglandi work with children who have many differing communcation difficulties - cerebal palsay / autism
5,444Christopher GreeksNew ZealandCommunication is everything, without it, we live apart, individual, we would be in our own little worlds, with a knowledge of there being people around us but not a knowledge of the people around us. That is why God gave us so many different ways to communicate, i couldn't imagine witnessing communication going on in front of me, and not having the ability to join in, in some form or another.
5,443helen shumilinontarioThe ability to communicate enables one to make connections and build relationships which are necessary for mental health and self esteem
5,442Sharon WallUnited KingdomFor all the reasons listed below
5,441Gillian HindmarshEngland
5,440Laura GoodwinAs an Early Years Practitioner, signing tutor and a parent, I see the value and importance of communication everyday.
5,439Katrina ChapmanUKCommunication is absolutely vital but often taken for granted. I am a speech and langugage therapist and see everyday the frustration experienced by children and young people with poor communication skills.
5,438Natalie MasonUnited KingdomI work with the youngest children and believe the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right that we must work to support
5,437Linda HarbottleUKI work with children with communication impairments
5,436Lynda ShawUKEveryone has the right to express their wishes, needs, hopes and fears.
5,435Kirsty Witherspoon
5,434kathryn fawcusuk
5,433Nina WilliamsonUnited KingdomIt's something that we do everyday and take for granted that everyone can do.
5,432Gemma EastUKI'm a Speech and Langauge Therapist
5,431Ashley WearUnited KingdomEmployed in the SEND sector
5,430MARIAN DOHERTYUKI work with Deaf people who use various methods of communication
5,429Karl AdamsonEnglandCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities. People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential.
5,428Susan FisherUKI work with children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
5,427Jayne PrattUnited KingdomI work with children under 5 in a Day Nursery and see so many with communication problems
5,426Jayne HumphreysEngland
5,425Alan DonaldsonEnglandNobody should be denied their right to communicate.
5,424Ruth LoUKI am a speech and language therapist and see first hand the importance of communication and the need for support to be in place for individuals who have challenges in this area.
5,423Carol Harrison U.K.Because i support vulverable people some of who have communications difficulties
5,422Tanya BakerI'm a speech and language therapist and see every day the impact of communication difficulties. Communication is not just speaking and listening - it's also eye contact, the social knowledge that typically developing people inherently possess, pointing, laughing etc. It's amazing how many people have difficulties with communication, and how little these problems are recognised in general soci
5,421Sue PinfoldUnited KingdomI work with children and young adults who have specific language disorders .
5,420Michael WardAustraliaI support people who have communication difficulties and for them to communicate is very important
5,419Andy ThomsonEnglandAs a speech and language therapist, I am passionate about giving people the means to communicate their needs, wants and feelings.
5,418ESCAL-Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate Sheffield City Council Literacy StrategyEnglandEvery child must be able to fulfill their potential in life. Ensuring that childrens' speech, language and communication skills do not become a barrier to achieving this, is of paramount importance.
5,417Patricia WatsonUKI work with communication disadvantage people first hand and see how this effects their activities of daily living
5,416Jackie O'ConnellUKI work with young adults who have severe communication and physical difficulties and have seen first hand the effect that good communication or the lack of can have on the personal and emotional development of the individual
5,415Rebecca HoweAu
5,414Lynn Thompson
5,413jackie wilsonDisabled Grandson
5,412 mary gallenEnglandEveryone has the right to communicate and be understood.
5,411Kevin TaylorUnited KingdomWork for a charity - video production
5,410Lesley ProutEnglandCommunication is vital to children's development and education. If we don't support their communication children are unlikely to reach their potential.
5,409Teresa VenessEnglandI work in speech and language therapy and understand the importance of communication
5,408keith maddisonukbecause it should
5,407Louise SOUTHUKwe are a developing world - we need to communicate
5,406Ian BurkeUnited Kingdom
5,405Claire MacLeanScotlandI am a speech and language therapist working with children so know first hand how much of a difference good communication skills matter to someone's quality of life.
5,404Maria ClarkeEnglandI am passionate about raising awareness of the importance of understanding SLCNs
5,403Joanne ThomasTyne & WearSo much can be done to help everyone have a voice these days and no one should be denied that.
5,402LYNN WatsonEngI am a HT of an SEN school. Children have a right to a voice! Communication is a fundamental need.
5,401ANN CLEMENCEMy career has been spent working with children and families coping with the impact of a communication difficulty. To not be able to communicate has far reaching consequences for all involved. I am pleased to put my name to thispledge.
5,400Gemma ButlerEnglandEveryone has the right to communicate.
5,399Jo Huntunited kingdomeverybody deserves a voice and the right to free speech regardless of current functional ability
5,398Hazel MarshallUKAs a parent of a deaf child I know first hand how difficult life is when there is a communication difficulty.
5,397Gillian HoughtonUKI am an Occupational Therapist working in a special school and the power of communication at any level is key to the well being of any person.
5,396Sheila ColtmanUKThe ability to communicate is fundamental to the wellbeing all human beings, and if we value all people, we should afford them every possible means of support to enable them to have a voice.
5,395Jacqueline HarterGreat BritainWe all have a right to a voice - and if we need assistance to have our voice heard then that assistance should be made available!
5,394Deborah ShortUnited KingdomI am a speech and Language Therapist and believe strongly that everyone has a right to communicate and be heard!
5,393Debbie ZagoriaUnited KingdomI'm a Speech and Language Therapist
5,392Elaine ParkerGBI see the issues of families struggling with communication & their lack of quality of life.
5,391Jodie TatlowEnglandSLT
5,390Nicola MasefieldI teach children with SLCN
5,389Sally PalmerEnglandI work with children and understand the difficulty they have achieveing their potential if their communication skills are impaired.
5,388Jojo ByrneUnited KingdomWorking with children with Speech and Language difficulties highlight the importance of this issue for me
5,387Janet BoultbeeAustralia Equality of opportunity: Human rights; my life's work
5,386Joanne ButlinUKI am an SLT and have witnessed first hand the effect communication difficulties can have on a person's quality of life. I feel very strongly that people who make key decisions about speech therapy do not fully understand how dibilitating a communication problem can be. I fully support anything that draws attention and builds awareness of communication difficulties.
5,385Heidi LimbertUkWithin Children's Centres We work with parents and children with communication difficulties within its widest sense. Communication is to the development and growth of any individual. It's absence has far reaching im
5,384Trudi GreenWorcestershire
5,383Birgit LueckCanada Without the ability to communicate a person is not able to make their physical and emotional needs known and hence putting them at risk for abuse and neglect.
5,382Donna Griffiths
5,381eva kornits
5,380Emily WhitehouseUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist and the wife of an active duty service member who suffered a TBI. I have witnessed first hand, both in my career and in my family, the profound effects of impaired communication on an individual and their loved ones. All of us should have the right to communicate to the capacity our cognitive function permits!
5,379Karen LaiCanadaI live with a communication disability
5,378Ponnampalam SrikanthaAustraliaRacisim can play a big role in communication as the people tend ignore your views due to your back ground
5,377Edit GilesNew ZealandI am a mother of two boys both with language and speech delay and I see the importance of communication in their lives, how without it they get lost and suffer and become lonely at times.
5,376Lynda Barling-DayAustraliaWe all deserve a voice
5,375Emma MooreAustralia
5,374Monica MasonUSAI am a Bilingual SLP working with families who have children with special needs. These families in many cases only speak Spanish. We all can help them reach communication!!!
5,373Liana LipaUSAI am an SLP and I work with children who have difficulty communicating. They need to have a way to communicate their wants and needs just like everyone else.
5,372Emily HansenAustraliaI know many children with speach or other disabilities and feel that they don't always get listened to in the right way.
5,371Blathnaid O ConnorIrelandI am a speech and language therapy student so I care about people's ability to communicate.
5,370Katie ClarkScotlandI am a Speech and Language Therapist working with children with additional support needs. It is vital to join in and raise awareness of how important communication skills are in all aspects of life.
5,369JANICE ALEXANDERCanadabecause being unable to communicate is as much or more of a disability as any physical one
5,368Wendy MacDonaldCanada
5,367Susan GrahamEnglandI have been an early years teacher for many years and am concerned about the lack of verbal interaction between many young children and their parents. I am also very concerned about the cuts that have been made to the speech therapy services in this country.
5,366Debra DougherUnited StatesVery close friends of mine have hearing disabilities and I wanted to support them in any way that I can.
5,365Liz ByrneUnited KingdomWorking in a Primary School I support children with anumber of different needs - and observe daily how communication difficulties can prevent them from fulfilling their potential and therefore , conversely, when recognised ,can be provided with support which can help them to live and participate fully in their lives
5,364Sandy HayesEnglandI have worked with children who have speech and language issues all of my teaching career and have seen the impact upon their lives.I want more people to become aware and try to make a difference to children's lives.
5,363Pam ButlerEnglandAs a teacher in a special school, communication as a fundamental human right is very important to me.
5,362MICHAEL CATTELLENGLANDFAIR TO ALL
5,361Anne-Belle EstevesukI teach in a secondary school and communication is the key to success.
5,360michelle o'tooleUnited Kingdom
5,359Jan SandidgeUSAWithout a means of communication a person has no meaningful interaction and without interaction what is the point in life? As an SLP if I can grow even the smallest communication abilities in a person then I have succeeded in making that person's life more meaningful.
5,358Yasmin TaylorEnglandI take a huge interest in communication and would like to persue a career in speech therapy
5,357Don HarwoodUnited KingdomMy son has a communication impairment which affects his ability to communicate.
5,356Alison HarwoodUnited KingdomMy son has a communication impairment which affects his ability to communicate.
5,355Nada CarlomustoCanadaAs a Speech-language pathologist, I hope that bringing awareness to this important issue will allow individulas with communication disorders to receive all the required services.It's a Basic Human Right!
5,354Sarah Jane BurkeUKI'm a final year SLT student, about to qualify, and I believe that effective communication is the key to independence, achieving your potential and having the best quality of life.
5,353Patrícia AlmeidaPortugal
5,352Rosalind BrownUKWorking with youngsters with SLD and AAC users shows me how essential language is to well being and quality of life.
5,351Cathy BakerUnited KingdomMy child is severely affected by a speech & language disorder and hearing impairment, which causes alot of anxiety and affects many aspects of life. Inspite of great support from school, there is still limited support available from health services. My child is very aware of own disabilities and lacks confidence and is regularly ridiculed by other children.
5,350Susan RichardsUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapist and researcher I see the difference that communication and the lack of it makes to children's lives. All people with communication impairments deserve the support they need to reach their potential at home, school, work and leisure.
5,349Benita SmithUnited KingdomBecause, as a speech and language therapist, I saw how disabling communication problems could be.
5,348Isabel AyresUnited KingdomWithout the ability to communicate, a child is trapped in a lonely world, unable to learn about others or express their thoughts and feelings
5,347Elisa BucurelCanadaI see people who have difficulties communicating every day as part of my practice (Speech-Language Pathology) and I believe that everyone should be able to communicate their basic needs, as well as their feelings and ideas.
5,346Anne MurdockN IrelandI am a speech and Language Therapist working with people with learning disability and communication impairment
5,345Manon TrudelCanadaAs an audiologist, some hearing impaired have difficulty communicating with their love ones until they have access to proper services.
5,344Jenny NearyIreland
5,343Jennifer DunneIrelandCommunication is a basic right and is something that everyone deserves.
5,342Catherine EllicottEnglandIt is a basic entitelemet for all children, which supports learning and development
5,341Elizabeth PoleUKCommunication is fundamental to all relationships. It's what makes us human. I am a speech and language therapist and helping people to communicate changes lives and enables people to reach their full potential.
5,340Kathleen DunneIrelandMore awareness, leading to a greater understanding, is needed to ensure that the dignity of any person who has a communication disorder is always upheld.
5,339Kathleen TolleyUnited Kingdomcommunication is the center of everything, whether you communicate though speech or other methods without it what can you achieve? communication is how people reach out to others and respond to their needs. Take that away an the person becomes nothing.
5,338Nicolette Joubert
5,337Jia-Yu YeoAustraliaI believe that the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right.
5,336Matthew RoderickNew ZealandBecause communication is what makes us human
5,335Greg Piper MPAustraliaIt is important that our community strives to extend the power of communication to all and break down the barriers that leave some people marginalised in this regard, due to disability, isolation or social disadvantage.
5,334Mansour Mohajer-AnsariAustraliaCommunication will unit humans from all walk of life & will eleminate lots of disputs/misunderstanding. will bring people closer to real unity worldwide.
5,333Claire CahalanAustralia
5,332Cecilia RossiAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist
5,331Bobbie FullerUSAI have family members and people in my community whom suffer from communication barriers.
5,330Shirani GomesAustraliacommunication in any form allows for human connection which is fundametal to life itself.
5,329Eugene McGarrellAustraliaThis aligns with my values
5,328Tanya Deuce
5,327Jodie DavisAustraliaIt is impossible to get through a day without communicating (verbally and non verbally) with the people around you
5,326Morgan LundAustralia
5,325Tamara HallAustralia
5,324Kathryn McKinleyAustraliaCommunication is a basic right!
5,323Natalie AlboresAustraliaIt's a basic human right everyone should be able to access
5,322Linda Worrall
5,321Madison LuehmanAustraliaVital to social, emotional and physical health
5,320jackie donovanirelandhuman rights issue
5,319Janet McNeillAustraliaEveryone deserves the right to be able to communicate to the fullest extent of their ability.
5,318Shirley jimenez eaglesAustralia
5,317Natalie BergAustraliaCommunication is connection! Communication is life.
5,316Amy SimpsonAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right for everyone!
5,315Sarah BowmanAustraliaEveryone should be able to communicate their needs and wants!
5,314Rial KidsonAustralia
5,313Con Kalavritinos
5,312Francesca GuliItalyI am a Speech and language Therapist. Raising awareness of this issue is extremely important.
5,311SOPHIE CLARKEAustraliaI have Cerebral Palsy and as such face challenges due to the way I speak - not only can people find me difficult to understand but I can me discriminated against based on incorrect assumptions people make about me when they hear me speak. In addition to my own experience my father has a communication disability due to an aquired brain injury.
5,310Noelle smithAustraliaI work with children and young people who face challenges communicating their needs, wants, desires, thoughts, jokes and ideas.I would like to see equipment and support available to those that need it, when they need it without hurdles.
5,309Kevin MoylesIrelandIt's essential for a cohesive community. No-one should be excluded from democratic, economic, social, and cultural security. They need a voice in all arenas. It's a shame this pledge has to exist at all.
5,308Shelley BrennanAustraliaAs a speechie I see communication issues all the time, however I have personal experience in this issue as a person with myasthenia gravis. This is a autoimmune condition that impacts ones ability to maintain muscle movements. This has meant that I have problems with swallowing and speech. This was exceptionally frustrating as I couldn't work and participate in basic family events.
5,307Nicolas RouleauCanadaHearing and Cochlear implant.
5,306Alice DavineAustralia
5,305Craig AbbsBristolTeacher of pupils who are non verbal pmld pupils
5,304Rita HarrisUKI have progressive dysarthria and now can't make myself understood in speech at all. It's amazing how many organisations and indiduals who should know better assume that you can "just phone the number below to get details, help, more information, etc., etc. ...... Grr!
5,303Janet CatesUnited StatesCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities. People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential.
5,302Segerien DonnerRwandaI am a speech therapist
5,301Kirsty GriffithsUK
5,300Kate GanderUK
5,299Lorraine BascombeCanadaI struggle with word finding . Whether it be in small intimate groups, my profession , or giving presentations. If I had had a follow up for brain injury when I was very young perhaps my expressive language skills would be much better. Today I work with children with a variety of needs and the key to component to their success is expressive communication skills.
5,298Jenny HayesUKI'm a speech and language therapist
5,297Jessica CassityMaryland
5,296Megan DavidUKEverybody deserves the chance to communicate in whatever way is possible for them :)
5,295James D'OlleyUnited Kingdom
5,294Clare LucasCommunication isn't always easy but is always important and is often the difference between inclusion and exclusion.
5,293Adesola Amusan
5,292Louise CrippsUKSo many of our basic human rights are affected if people are not given the opportunity to communicate
5,291Rob McDowall MEAUKCommunication and the ability to communicate is fundamental. It is a primary concern for all and this basic right should be respected and defended fiercely.
5,290Laura RobinsonUnited KingdomMy sister could not communicate because of her physical condition. Being able to communicate is a neccessity of life, human or otherwise.
5,289Michelle ValleeCanada
5,288Serge merciercanada
5,287heather carpenterI'm a speech-language pathologist!
5,286David BishopUnited KingdomThe ability to Communicate is a basic right. Lack of or poor communication is behind most problems today
5,285Michelle DunneIrelandMy Nanna gradually lost her ability to communicate owing to Pseudo Bulbar Palsy, a rare and debilitating disease.
5,284catherine hillisBecause every child has the right to communicate and be understood
5,283Fionnuala McKiernanIrelandI'm an aspiring Speech and language therapist and I've always believed that the ability to communicate is a fundamental aspect of a human being.
5,282Claire O'ConnorAustraliaAphasia is a chronic disease and people with aphasia have a right to services to support their communication needs.
5,281Jessica McGrathIrelandI am hoping to become a Speech and Language Therapists so I can help people to focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities in order to improve their communication and in turn improve their well-being and quality of life.
5,280Corey PattersonAustraliaI am currently studying speech pathology at university, and understand that communication, through all mediums, is imperative to human existence and development. Too many are unable to communicate their needs, wants and desires and a lot of people take this for granted.
5,279Diane WhiteUnited KingdomI work with young children
5,278Dylan HaydenUnited Kingdom
5,277Jan GeorgesonUKI have worked with many children who have found it difficult to communicate
5,276John Macfarlane Ireland I work with people with communication problems.
5,275Yi Wen AngAustralia
5,274Christina Fekete
5,273Monica SmithUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapist working with children and young people with communication difficulties. I have seen what types of challenges they face and the impact their difficulties can have on the rest of their lives.
5,272Fiona CoulsonAustraliaEveryone has a right to communicate! How can we know if people's other human rights are being met if they have no way of communicating that to us?
5,271Grace wieczorskiAustralia
5,270faye scanlanAustralia
5,269jessica CLEWSnew zealandi'm a speech therapist - communication is my job, my passion and my life!
5,268Clare EastwoodAustraliacommunication is key to a basic human right
5,267Danielle FlatleyAustralia
5,266Joanna FreemanAustralia
5,265Jessica MatovAustralia
5,264Kate MargetsonAustraliaEverybody has a voice that should be listened to, whether spoken in words, gestures, signs, communication symbols or any other way, it is everyone's right to communicate and be heard.
5,263Gayl ScullyAustralia
5,262Lana BusbyAustraliaI believe everybody has the right to communicate
5,261Anastasia ReiterUSATo be able to share and communicate ideas, feelings, knowledge, etc. with others- those are all miraculous gifts
5,260Stephanie Ruston
5,259Cyrena Bluck-madden
5,258Alison WinklerAustraliaWorking with children with communication impairments everyday, Communication creates social connection
5,257Tara ShemAustralia
5,256Bianca Wagnitz
5,255Sue LawlessAustraliaI work with people who have communication disorders & have seen first hand how important being able to communicate is to their mental health and well being and quality of life. I also know there is robust research now that confirms this & confirms that therapy / intervention on communication makes a difference.
5,254Terri AndersonAustraliaAdequate support to make this basic right available to all
5,253Kieran D'IserniaAus.Communication is central to all human beings, their sense of self, there ability to connect.
5,252Rachel KerrAustraliaAnyone who does not have the option for communication is missing out on one of life's major rights and the effect on all those in that person's world is enormous.
5,251Stephi WestAustralia
5,250Kathryn Anderson
5,249Angela Kinsella-RitterAustraliaCommunication is certainly a basic human right!
5,248Alyce TuzaAustraliaEveryone should have equal rights
5,247Bronwyn SkateAustraliaCommunication is key to all humanity
5,246Jane KeoghScotlandWithout communication, a person has nothing, it is the key to life.
5,245Marianne HeidtmannUnited StatesAs a speech language pathologist, I recognize the right to be able to communicate and the need to receive therapy as needed.
5,244Alice SuterUSANoise-induced hearing loss is a barrier to communication that is so often neglected.
5,243Kathryn LintonScotlandI have a child with communication difficulties.
5,242Adriana LacerdaBrazilMy job! My Mission!
5,241Nancy VanDykeUnited StatesI have a child with a communication disability!
5,240Thais MorataUSAMy mission
5,239Kathryn Due JacobsenScotlandcommunication is vital to my quality of life. i have made my passion for communication my profession too.
5,238Gemma RaffertyScotlandI'm a speech and language therapist and work with children with communication impairments daily and strive to help them communicate at their level and educate others to create a supportive communication environment
5,237linda grayUnited Kingdomcommunication is an essential. It is the way we understand and interact with the word around us. I work as a Speech and Langugae Therapist and Im very proud to help to develop and support the power of communication.
5,236Dawn FentonUKThe ability to communicate helps us show the person we are.
5,235Gemma WilsonScotlandI work with pople who have communication difficulties and know how it affects their lives.
5,234Sarah MccullochWalesPersonal experience
5,233Karin SorgUSACommunication is a basic human right.
5,232Christine BechelUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist.
5,231yvonne brookeswaleschild with SLI
5,230Rhona MatthewsScotland
5,229Clare WilsonUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapist and everyday I see first hand the struggles that children with Speech, language and communication difficulties face.
5,228Anne MackeyCanadaI was born with a hearing problem in both ears. Hearing aids allow me to communicate.
5,227Julie PanhuysenAustraliaEverybody in the community needs to be aware of the importance of early intervention programs that offer support and encouragement to children with a language impairment.
5,226Emma BarbagalloAustraliaI once read - every time you speak a word, you perform a miracle. As a Speech Pathology student I am beginning to fully understand the huge importance of communication and every person's right to it. Communication is a miracle and frankly the world could use more of them.
5,225Isobel LewisI am a speech pathologist and feel very strongly that communication is a human right.
5,224FIONA HewerdineNZBecause we need to raise awareness for the silent community who matter to us all
5,223Karen VisserUnited KingdomI'm a speech and language therapist and the mother of a child with specific language impairment
5,222Ciara MurphyIrelandI am a Speech and Language Therapist, I firmly believe that people with communication disabilities should have access to the support they need to realise their full potential.
5,221Melanie McNairNorthern Ireland, UKI believe everyone has the potential and the right to be able to communicate in life!
5,220amanda bennettscotlandinclusive communication is a human rigght
5,219Stephanie Gianni AustraliaI am a student speech pathologist who has a strong tie to communication, endorsing it's rehabilitation, and supporting those who have life altering difficulties.
5,218Talisha BoydAustraliaAs a speech pathology student I am passionate about the importance of communication and realise that many people take the ability to communicate for granted.
5,217Laura MeagherAustraliaI am a student, studying Speech and Language Pathology at university. I know how important it is to communicate, and I take my ability to communicate easily for granted.
5,216Erin ColleyAustraliaAs a speech pathology student, it's hard to see so many people not be able to communicate. People deserve to have what I have everday!
5,215Cassurina StahlhutAustraliaCommunication is the ability to express emotion, to share experiences and to generate your very own unique view on the world. The ability to communicate, and not communicate by choice is in itself a way of telling a story. Everybody has a need for communication.
5,214Pure WebsterAustralia
5,213Rachael Di BellaAustraliaAs a speech pathologist in training I believe everyone has the right to be able to communicate.
5,212Prue BraundAustralia
5,211Anna HaireAustralia&i am a Speech Pathologist and I can see the impact of communication difficulties on peoples lives.
5,210Sarah CAustralia
5,209Teagan DwyerAustraliaCurrently studying Speech Pathology and learning how much communication affects your participation in life.
5,208Jasmin Delle BaiteAustraliaI am a training speech pathologist and am very passionate about our rights to communicate
5,207Katie PrendergastNSWCommunication is a vital part of the human experience and absolutely a basic right.
5,206gala ichkoKhovd
5,205Eman Al-JayehUnited States
5,204eman aljayehUnited States
5,203Sarah RumingAustraliaAs speech pathologist it is an issue close to me. I am passionate about communication.
5,202Daphne Machado
5,201Daniel HorsemanAustraliaI believe as a Individual and also a Person with a Intellectual Disability plus working as a Liaison Worker, that Everyone from all Walks of Life is Fully Entitled to all Forms of Communication and Importantly for Everyone to Speak up for Themselves and be Self Advocates plus make own Choices, Decisions, etc. Also, all boundaries that limits people Communicating should be Abolished.
5,200Danielle Pascoe
5,199Deb JamesAustralia
5,198Aleksandra BojceskiAustraliaCommunication is important
5,197Clare SutcliffeAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I could not be able to emphasise the importance of communication and been able to educate people about the importance
5,196Sarah CordingAustralia
5,195Ola AlsalmanUSA
5,194Gina CapriUnited StatesI work with children with communication disorders.
5,193Anne MaddenAustraliaFundamental need
5,192Kerry ChurchUSA I am a speech-language pathologist and I work with adults in a skilled nursing facility.
5,191Clare GrayAustraliaEveryone has a right to communication, we have a right to support all.
5,190Kelly Moore
5,189Megan BlumbergAustralia
5,188Kate DempseyAustraliaEveryone has the right to communicate
5,187Luke BackovicAustraliaI am a social worker and i work within a framework where i advocate to respect the dignity and worth of the person and therefore find this very important.
5,186Alessandra GianniniAustraliaCommunication is an essential life sustaining part of being a human.
5,185Amy WangAustraliaBasic human right
5,184Ronelle HutchinsonAustralia
5,183Robin WilsonAustraliaCommunication is a human right!
5,182Warren SullivanAustraliaMy granddaughters who are in my care both have communication difficulties one is non verbal and has major communication issues.
5,181Danielle KennedyAustralia It's a basic right to share and be heard!
5,180Kaye KinghamAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist who witnesses the impacts of communication impairment every day
5,179Kate EverittAustralia
5,178Kellie MatthewsAustraliaCommunication allows our personality, feelings and love for life be known to those around us. Human life revolves around interactions and these interactions rely heavily on communication.
5,177Giulietta ZandonaAustraliaCommunication is the biggest factor that determines quality of life thus awareness of the difficulties one can experience should be recognised and understood by all members of society.
5,176Jenny WalshAustraliaCommunication is essential to life
5,175Jennifer AdamsAustraliaImportant for our clients and population in general
5,174Skye McGregor
5,173Kavitha ArumugamAustraliaI have gone through phases with big communication gaps and had no ways of fixing them due to political dramas.
5,172Marcel ReuxCanadaCommunication is vital for survival
5,171Jennifer KeelerUSAAs a speech language pathologist, my work is dedicated to helping people communicate.
5,170Andre LafargueCANADAJe suis un Audiologiste qui pratique ma profession depuis plus de 37 ans. Je soutiens absolument et sans reservation aucune l'esprit et le but de cette campagne internationale!
5,169Jenna BraddickUkI'm a SLT.
5,168Madison NewtonUnited StatesI am a soon to be SLP
5,167Sharessa GutierrezUnited StatesCommunication is the GREATEST gift you can give someone! I am a SLP and I love what I do : )
5,166Sharon BuschUSAMy goal of the past 23 years as a hearing health professional has been to help people enjoy their lives to the fullest through better hearing.
5,165Marie-Claude HarveyCanadaje travaille avec des enfants ayant des troubles cognitifs et ayant aussi des troubles de communication....
5,164Lauren NelsonUnited StatesAs a speech language pathologist I believe everyone is entitled to their voice, no matter what means they must take to be heard.
5,163Catarina DôroPortugalWe can't live without communicating!
5,162Marjorie Perreault
5,161Caroline AthertonEnglandTo communicate is our most fundamental of human capacities.
5,160Rowena DavidsonUnited KingdomMy son has verbal dyspraxia and his whole life is directly affected by it. The ability to communicate and be understood and the ability to make sense of what others communicate to him is so difficult for him that every time he tries to connect with fellow human beings it's like a desperate struggle to escape permanent solitary confinement. And we all really can make a difference.
5,159Kate Deveson
5,158Erin WhiteAustraliaEveryone should have the opportunity to communicate.
5,157Bronte PearceAustraliaI love communication!
5,156Melissa DerwinAustraliaBecause everyone should be able to speak and have their voice heard!
5,155Danielle Vasilovsky
5,154Emily JacksonAustralia
5,153Kim ReynardAustraliaBecause I'm a speech pathologist
5,152Ishani MiltonAustraliaTo be able to communicate is a basic right!!
5,151Andrea AllanAustralia
5,150Annabelle Wong Tai
5,149Jasvinder Sekhon AustraliaWe NEED to communicate for health.
5,148Jessica DimattinaAustralia
5,147Gemma De PlaterAustraliaA basic human right for all
5,146Theresa YaoHong Kong
5,145lizzie HedeAustraliaSeveral family members have communication impairments and this has a major impact on their everyday life. I also work as a speech pathologist and see issues associated with communication disorders on a daily basis.
5,144Freya LadayciaUnited KingdomMy son has Specific Language Impairment.
5,143Marie-Claude DiamantCanada
5,142Blathnaid O ConnorIrelandAs an speech and language therapy student I care greatly about helping people to communicate and feel it is a basic right.
5,141Raymond NeaultCanada
5,140lyne paquinCanadaI work with aphasic patients.
5,139Martin BenoitCanada
5,138Francine KavourinosUnited StatesI am a Special Education Teacher working with students with speech needs!
5,137Harold Lai Kong Ling
5,136Nicole MuirCanadaAs a speech-language pathologist, I had had a lifetime of experience supporting clients and their families as they developed their communication skills. Communication is basic to human interactions and to our mutual understanding.
5,135Rodeina BecharaCanadaI am a speech therapist. I help with children communicate more effectively
5,134Lindy UsherUKmy stoke and aphasia
5,133Diane MorrisUnited KingdomI have Anomic Aphasia and an ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) due to stroke and have communication problems.
5,132JAne WongAustralia
5,131janice guyUnited KingdomI am a teacher in an ASD base.
5,130avi pudmanAustralia
5,129yohan lefort
5,128Jayne Lai Mauritius
5,127Julie Groulx-HoudeCanada
5,126Mylène ArsenaultCanadaJe suis orthophoniste et j'aimerais pouvoir mieux aider les gens atteints de troubles de la communication.
5,125Amelie QuirionCanadaJe suis orthophoniste et connaît les impacts qu'un trouble du langage peut occasionner. Je souhaite pouvoir aider davantage mes clients en ayant plus de temps avec eux et du temps de meilleure qualité.
5,124Eve NadeauCanada
5,123Jacqui WoodcockUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and priveleged to be part of leading the service to children and young people in Worcestershire. Our service provides support to over 6000 children with speech, language and communication needs. The ability to communicate is a basic human right underpinning a child's social, emotional and educational development.
5,122Emma JordanUKI am a speech and language therapist and privileged to be part of leading the service to children and young people in Worcestershire. Our service provides support to over 6000 children with speech, language and communication needs. The ability to communicate is a basic human right underpinning a child’s social, emotional and educational development.
5,121Oli CheadleUnited Kingdom
5,120Clare BatesUKI have worked as a support assistant and wish to pursue a carrier in SLT. I understand that communication is a key element of development in children and also feel that it is a basic human right.
5,119Ricardo Dias FerreiraPortugalto raise awareness about our profession.
5,118Holly StricklandUKCommunication, in all its forms, is what enables us to build and maintain our relationships with others and the world around us. The key is in the name: communication is a communal responsibility. I believe that people with speech, language and communication needs (both children and adults) deserve support and understanding from others so they are able to exercise this basic human right.
5,117Jo MarshallUnited KingdomI have 3 nephews on the spectrum along with other medical needs, and I work as a Teaching Assistant - SEN and PMLD
5,116Amlet Cashain DavidEnglandMy son is autistic
5,115Pauline NewtonUnited KingdomMy sister has aphasia she deserves to be listened to and not treated to 'does she take sugar'!
5,114Amanda BellisEnglandteach sen/pmld
5,113Beverly SeeleyEnglandEveryone needs a voice & I believe it's sometimes what we do & not what we speak.
5,112Karen WillisEnglandSpeech therapists helped my brother learn to speak properly
5,111Daniela TavaresPortugalI am a student of speech therapy and I think communication is a right for all. Everyone should get the help they need and it is up to each of us to ensure that.
5,110Jimmy LangUkI stammer
5,109julie libermanUnited Statesslp
5,108diane farnan great british it all matters to everthring dont you think.
5,107Marie-Claude GirouxCanadaI am a speech therapist.
5,106Carole-Anne Cadoret-LemieuxCanada
5,105Shelley TaylorEnglandMy 11 year old Son has a stammer, he had a really hard time at primary school not only with his peers but with teachers.
5,104David HareUKI communicate for a living. Many others do and without it we would not be able to engage in the productive knowledge economy. Language brings freedom, opportunity and hope. It is incumbent upon all of us who can communicate - listen as well as speak - that we help give everyone the tools to make the most of the exciting world we live in.
5,103Lisa WashEngland As a speech and language therapist I see the impact of communication difficulties on a daily basis. Communication is a two way process. We all have a part to play in enabling everyone to have the opportunity to communicate their basic needs.
5,102Ginette LacroixCanadaLa communication est à la base de tout et ce, pour chaque individu!
5,101Ana Rita BebianoPortugal
5,100Marie-Luce LegaultCanadaAs a professionnel of the communication
5,099pamela Bateman-Lee Merseysidestroke, aphasia
5,098Nancy SnobelenCanadaI have worked with people with communication impairments for over 30 years. We must enable those who cannot speak and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
5,097steven newmanUKbecause i care
5,096Marie Plourde
5,095Julie BélangerCanada
5,094Latourelle Marie-ClaudeCanada
5,093Rachel GraingerUnited Kingdom
5,092Jane MaloneUSAI am a Speech-language Pathologist, mother, and grandmother.
5,091KEN CORDINGUnited KingdomI Have Aphasia !!!
5,090Lucy NobleUnited Kingdom
5,089Kate Fitch (Sense)United KingdomAt Sense we understand that people’s lives are hugely affected by the quality of the contact they have with other people. Good communication is crucial to our relationships and membership of social groups for them to be satisfying and meaningful. A deafblind person’s quality of life depends on communication that is clear, concise and accessible.
5,088Susan StrachanUnited KingdomCommunication is VITAL for all ages and to deny people that is wrong.
5,087Digna BankovskaUnited Kingdom
5,086Deyar Yasin
5,085Michael KoudounasI work for a disabled children's charity
5,084Miguel De sampaioSpainIt's a basic human right, we should all be able to communicate
5,083Judy MoonUKI care.
5,082Melissa JonesEngland As an SLT student, I can understand what communication can bring to someone's life.
5,081jennifer perez rojastrinidadis a human right.
5,080Catherine Roche
5,079Joanna BlundellUnited Kingdom
5,078Yvonne CowanN.Irelandbecause it is a basic human right
5,077Victoria HarrisUnited Kingdom
5,076Caroline LaytonUnited KingdomBecause everyone deserves to be heard.
5,075Helen BlackScotlandMy brothervwas introduced to Makiton later in his life. He had little verbal communication. As a family we had learned the skill of reading his eyes & his body language but Makaton empowered him to communicate with us Wonderful Wevwerevso proud as he has complex learning needs but this proved that he had a greater ability to learn than everyone thought.e
5,074james watersUnited Kingdom
5,073Peter RowbottomUKBasic human right
5,072Bec CaseyAustraliaPeople's basic right to communication is breached daily. It's simply not good enough
5,071Gemma HolleranAustraliaMy brother has a disability and communicates in ways other than with speech. I am a speech pathologist working with children and adults with a range of communication needs and abilities.
5,070Leigh HarrisUnited KingdomWorked all my life with people who have had difficulty communicating. It is as important that people are enabled to communicate in a way that suits them, but as important that those around them learn how to listen and communicate back.
5,069Lucy DipperUKI'm an academic in SLT and work with clients who have aphasia
5,068lucy morganUnited KingdomIt should matter to all of us, across the world.
5,067Erin HowesAustralia
5,066Colin PayneEngland
5,065SIMON HENDERSONUnited Kingdom
5,064Bernadette StricklandUnited Kingdom
5,063Sally McVickerUnited KingdomCommunication is the essance of our humanity
5,062James RobinsonUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic human right. It is particularly important for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as they may only be able to communicate non-verbally and their ability to do this is often dependent on people recognising their right to have a say in whatever form that takes.
5,061Laura Monro-SmithUnited KingdomI am a student SLT
5,060Louise HonckUnited KingdomI believe that every person has the ability to communicate and needs opportunity to unlock this
5,059Chris AllenUK
5,058Danny Beckwith UKPast work in care industry made me realise how rewarding it is for people with difficulties to communicate their feelings and needs and for these to be understood and acted upon
5,057Jeshu ChauhanUK
5,056Lorraine DearlingUK
5,055Surbhi Mathur
5,054Jill NicholsonUK
5,053Catherine SutcliffeUK
5,052Danielle CrankUKMy brother is autistic-People need to change the way they communicate with those who struggle to,and their attitudes to them.
5,051Gennie PolleyUK
5,050Prashamsa BhatteaUK
5,049Jane NichollsUK
5,048Celine McCatneyUK
5,047Aneesa MerchantUK
5,046Sreena DacUK
5,045Samantha FieldUK
5,044Chrysanthos PoullikasUK
5,043Leo DesaUK
5,042Rosalynd GourgeyUK
5,041maria JurascheckUK
5,040Rhiannon HalfpennyUK
5,039Shelley VivianAustralia
5,038Fiona WhelanAustralia
5,037Clodagh CounihanNew ZealandCommunicaiton is everything to everybody. Where we our communication is restricted we are unable to share our thoughts, feelings and our aspirations for ourselves.
5,036Emily MarshallAustralia
5,035Jessica GudenusUnited KingdomI am a communication professional but also have a brother with language delay and a mother who suffered a stroke
5,034Adrian SargeantAustraliaCommunicating enables us to tell our story, be a part of our society and place ourselves in a self determined paradigm of our choosing; everyone has a right to this most fundamental component of being an independent human
5,033Karen TownsNew ZealandEverybody has the right to communicate their needs, feelings, wants etc. People with communication difficulties are often faced with barriers to meeting this basic human right. The barriers can include disabilism, ignorance and fear. The only way to break down these societal disability constructs is to challenge the prejudices and fears, & to participate in taking public pledges such as this one.
5,032Sophie WalshAustraliaI am a speech pathology student
5,031Nahil ChidiacAustraliaClose to my heart
5,030Kate PerryAustraliaEverybody has the right to communicate! #SLP2B
5,029Danielle MaloneUnited States of AmericaCommunication is a crucial aspect of all individuals lives for many different reasons. Being able to express your wants and needs is important for both physical and mental health.
5,028Dianne ChainAustraliaCritically important to optimum quality of life for all people to be supported to communicate their needs.
5,027Sally AsfourAustraliamy daughter has Angelman syndrome and the prospect is she will be non verbal. . communication is a basic human right whatever way it is.
5,026Vicky FrostellAustralia
5,025Becky Johnsonunited kingdom
5,024Hannah DoubledayUnited Kingdom
5,023faye McmanusIrelandmy profession as an slt has allowed me to see first hand the difficulties and obstacles people with communication impairment have on a daily basis
5,022Sian CouperEnglandI am a Speech and Language Therapist
5,021Jules WhicherUKMy child has a genetic disorder (Angelman Syndrome) which means he has very complex communication needs. I fight, educate and give him many opportunities to be heard every single day. This is his basic human right.
5,020Samantha BerryUnited KingdomMy son communicates with PECS picture exchange communication system
5,019Audra WalkerUnited StatesCommunication is KEY!
5,018Tanya GallagherUSAYes
5,017Non BarnesUkI am a speech and language therapist
5,016Caroline EscosioIrelandI am a speech and language therapist who works with people with communication difficulties. It is such a basic right but often gets overlooked by people until they are directly affected. We need to make people more aware.
5,015Stephanie BlackGuernseyEveryone deserves the right to be understood
5,014Anna TrehaneUnited Kingdom
5,013Danielle WaterworthEnglandMy Brother has SLI and I want to do all I can to help him succeed.
5,012Zoe MortonNorthern IrelandAs a speech and language therapist I am extremely passionate about people's fundamental right to communicate their needs
5,011Rubina KhanUSAI have worked with children having communication difficulties and I believe this disability has a profound impact on the quality of life of an individual
5,010Jo BoltonUK
5,009Eve WaggUnited KingdomI believe that every child should have the ability to communicate to the best of their ability
5,008Karen ParkerAustraliaCommunication rights are fundamental human rights and speech pathology projects which facilitate communication must be supported by our elected representatives.
5,007Verena WahlGermanyI think it is very important to raise public awareness of communication disorders!
5,006SHARON MANDELUSAOne individual's opinion is no better than another's; despite difficulties one may have to express theirs. Person's with difficulty expressing have the right to know about and access help to make that easier. Communicating well is a survival tool.
5,005werquin bernardFrance
5,004degobert olivierfrance
5,003Simon ParkinsonUnited KingdomThis matters as it is a fundamental human right to be able to communicate
5,002Jacqueline Sweeney United KingdomI support people with learning disabilities many of whom communication plays a key feature in their daily lives.
5,001Penny LlewellynUKI have worked with lots of people with non verbal communication and have seen the problems this can cause
5,000jill moffatrelatives with speech and language difficulties
4,999Jake McLeodUnited Kingdom
4,998Margaret Mary SmithIreland
4,997Patricia HenshawUnited KingdomAs a UK Speech & Language Therapist, now also working internationally, I wholeheartedly endorse The Universal Declaration of Communicaton RIghts and support the International Communication Project 2014
4,996marie mcgaleNI
4,995Maurice FitzgeraldNI
4,994Jasleen KaurAustraliastudying speech pathology
4,993Allison SpriggsUnited KingdomEveryone needs a voice and needs to be heard
4,992Kate RossAustraliaPeople with communication difficulties that I have met over the years have opened my eyes to just how frustrating and unfair being unable to communicate is. We are such a fast pace moving society where often people don't have the patience to listen and support other people. As a Speech Pathology student I hope to someday change peoples lives by enabling them to have the right of communication.
4,991Una BrownUnited KingdomCommunication
4,990Florence Jane LABWOUnited KingdomDisability can be a source of signficant disadvantage & Inequality
4,989Carine TiewSingaporeIt is an innate human need to be heard and understood.
4,988Svetlana GoncharenkoRussia
4,987Ruth NorthwayWales, UKBecause without support to communicate and other people recognising and listening to your communication it is difficult for any human rights to be exercised: it is fundamental.
4,986William McGookinNIBecause being able to communicate is an essential part of my job and I would not be able to be as effective if I was unable to communicate with others effectively. If I had communication difficulties I would not be able to hold down a responsible job and this seems wrong particularly if help is available but people are unable to access it due to money issues or lack of understanding by govt
4,985Victoria WadsworthUKI'm a Speech and Language Therapist. Being able to communicate is a fundamental life skill which impacts on and affects everything!
4,984philip beaumontAustraliabecause my son has ABI and is non verbal. He is using PODD / PECS at the moment and it has improved his ability to interact with us, his family, peers and teachers at his special development school. We hope he will continue to develop his communication skills to include signing and his motor skills to be able to use speech programs on his electronic devices.
4,983Silvana EnculescuBelgium
4,982ILKNUR MAVİSTURKEYı am a speech and language therapist in Turkey; we treat communication disorders. Each human has his/her right to communicate.
4,981Gus GarsideUKMy area of work is in the arts. The arts are about communicating across differences
4,980Janet McGookinnorthern Irelandyes it is extremely important
4,979Tom Roger RamsoskarNorway
4,978Ragna B LangloNorwayParent and professional ICT
4,977Carolyn StewartNorthern IrelandEveryone should have the opportunity to communicate
4,976Dimity Morrisaustraliamy grandson 3yrs old has angelman syndrome and is non verbal
4,975Kim DanksSouthMy sister has learning disability and mental illness
4,974Myra BerloffUnited StatesPeople with communiication needs need to be considered as we move forward toward full inclusion of all our citizens
4,973irene Fitzgeraldirelandit's so important to be able to communicate and for this basic need in human beings to be acknowledged.
4,972Kara HuntAustraliaIts' s a human right to be able to communicate, be heard, be understood, be acknowledged. Being ignored is cruel.
4,971Kelly RemilyUSI am a Speech Language Pathologist
4,970Julia ColangeliCanada
4,969Aneeta MenonAustraliaHuman Rights, yo.
4,968Leone JoyAustraliaI work with people with disability and see how the ability to communicate can transform lives.
4,967Jessica CarrAustraliaI work in the communications industry for the human services sector and I am passionate about being able to communicate with people from all backgrounds and abilities. No one should miss out on this right as everyone has the right to participate fully in society.
4,966Lisa CampbellAustralia
4,965Sherri GilbertCanadaThe world needs to communicate to survive.
4,964A. CokeCanadaIt is a basic human right.
4,963Ana BatteziniBrazilBecause communication is one of the most important things in a person's life. I believe in that so strongly that I'm graduating in Speech Pathology and Audiology =D
4,962Elaine BarrettIrelandSlt student - language lover - communication as human right
4,961Sandra ConroyAustraliaCommunication is a way tool for inclusion in all aspects of life.
4,960kate andrewsaustralia
4,959Ana Carolina Lago BatteziniBrazilBecause communication one of the most important things in life, another reason why I chose to follow this brilliant and passionate career. Everyone has the right to communicate!!
4,958Carol SeetoAustralia
4,957david starrAustraliaWe are fundamentally beings of communication, if our rights to communicate are diminished we are living not as free humans of earth
4,956Susan PrestonAustralia
4,955Linda M. EgglestonUnited StatesBecause I am a speech/language pathologist and it is both my duty as a dedicated professional and human being to advocate for those who do not have the means to communicate or resources available to them due to circumstances beyond their control. We need to be their "voices" and lead the way as advocates and as professionals take our code of ethics to the maximum level.
4,954Rita DubeCanadaBecause communication underlies all that we do
4,953Joanna WadeyUKI am an SLT and I have seen the impact of communication impairment firsthand.
4,952Bethan Williams
4,951Lissa Power-deFurUSAI am a speech-language pathologist and have seen first-hand the effect of communication challenges on individuals' ability to actualize their potential.
4,950Faith StaggeUnited StatesI am studying communication disorders.
4,949Megan SuttonCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathologist and devote my life to helping people communicate.
4,948Jessica Del GenioCanadaI'm a student SLP
4,947Hannah MeierUSASo many people around the world have their voices denied them. I believe it is my duty to do everything in my abilities to combat this.
4,946Ann FritzUnited States
4,945Alex ThomasUnited KingdomIt matters to everyone, if you can't communicate your needs and feelings your quality of life is extremely poor. I help people communicate through my work as an SLT and have witnessed first hand the joy on clients faces when they find a way to communicate.
4,944Erin Diggins
4,943Kimberly CombsUnited StatesWe communicate in many different ways. Communication is a basic, instinctual need for us and we need to nurture and foster that ability in one another.
4,942Keagan FrancisUnited StatesLanguage study has been a big part of my life and this is very much a part of it
4,941Marjan RadovicYugoslavia
4,940Martha RiceCanadaI'm an S-LP who works to support communication health
4,939Amanda AndradeUSAI am an SLP. Aiding in the improvement of communication of individuals is what I strive for.
4,938Fadia Farah
4,937Amanda EdisonUSAI am an SLP who believes that every person has the ability to communicate and it's our job to figure out how to make that happen!
4,936Sabrina LabontéQuébec
4,935Fauzia AbdallaKuwaitI believe this is the least that can be done -Communication means being human! Thank you for initiating this!
4,934Karen IpAustraliaI am a speech pathologist. Everyone should be given an opportunity to communicate, that's why our community and our world are formed.
4,933Lisa ChapmanWalesIm a Speech & Language Therapist working with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
4,932Barbara RedmondNorthern IrelandI feel communication is vital to all people. We need to upport those with communication difficulties
4,931Shefali SaldanhaUK
4,930Carol PuyaltoSpain
4,929Bruce NorfolkwalesEverybody has the right to be heard in what ever form of communication they use
4,928Hilary Emery CEO, National Children's BureauUK
4,927anuja kapadia katrakindia
4,926Dympna JohnstonUnited KingdomI know parents who are advocating on a daily basis for their children who have communication problems
4,925Sandrina CarvalhoPortugalI'm speech-language pathologist
4,924Laura Coyne
4,923Tam MorrisonAustraliaSpeech pathologist
4,922Tracey WaterworthUnited KingdomSon has SLI
4,921sharon guiryireland
4,920lisa cairnsAustraliai work with young children with disabilities and see how communiction is essential for quality of life
4,919Cathy JeffriesAustraliaThe ability to communicate provides the opportunity for equality. Without communication, there is no equality for humanity.
4,918Carol IsmailAustralia
4,917glenda pedwellaustraliabecause I have witnessed first hand the suffering that happens when people are not able to access support to enable communication and that of those around them
4,916Karmen La Dru-SmithI am a Speech Pathology student and know these issues to be true.
4,915Francis TremblayCanadaBecause people suffering from communication disorders are truly handicaped and lose what make them human beinga
4,914Ashleigh ChapmanAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right, and everyone deserves to be able to communicate to improve their quality of life and participate effectively in social activities.
4,913Simone LeesAustraliaI am studying Speech Pathology at uni and feel that everyone deserves the right to be able to effectively communicate.
4,912Joanie RoyCanadaSlp
4,911Jordan WintersUnited StatesI'm a SLP who lives to help others communicate!
4,910Nicolas RoyCanadaIt's important
4,909Susan RossUnited StatesMy son Ryan is 4years old and has Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Our insurance has denied speech services calling it a developmental disorder. I am fighting for my son so he can continue to find his voice.
4,908Susan PadgettNew ZealandI teach special needs children.
4,907Marcella van MourikAustralia
4,906Johane RakotoarimananaCanada
4,905Emma Quinn
4,904Hrvoje BudimirUSAAdult with stutter
4,903Ashlee SingletonAustralia
4,902Laura Johns
4,901Tayla EvansAustraliaAs a speech pathology student I believe it's a human right to communicate
4,900Victor BouthillierCanada
4,899Jordana StanfordAustraliaCommunication is the vital.
4,898Claire FaganAustralia
4,897Sophie AudyCanada
4,896Emma PowerAustraliaCommunication is the currency of relationships, the self and empowerment
4,895Gabrielle Kègle ProvencherCanada
4,894karine leblanccanadastudying in speech pathologist
4,893Tricia SimonUnited KingdomI'm a speech and language therapist and see the powerful difference that improving communication makes for the individuals I support.
4,892Ariane Tremblay
4,891Émilie DesrosiersCanadaBecause I'm a speech therapist
4,890Ayesha ZebWest SussexI am a Speech and Language Therapist
4,889Gary BernardIt's a human right.
4,888Katrin LaueGermanyI'm a speech therapist...
4,887Amélie BriseboisCanadaI'm a speech and language pathologist. Communication is one of the thing that makes us human.
4,886Harriet SmithUnited Kingdomcommunication is key!
4,885Annie-Claude ArbourCanada
4,884Peter LittleAustralia
4,883Jessica HealyUnited States of AmericaBecause I do believe the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right, and I will be a future SLP!:)
4,882Laurie-May LangevinCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist so I see how people with a communication impairment are affected.
4,881Mickaëlle MévelQuébec
4,880Claudia LapointeCanada
4,879Marie-Ève St-Onge
4,878Jessica JakobeUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist
4,877Lynsey PippenUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist
4,876John AdamsonUSACommunication is the beginning of any solution to any human problem.
4,875Barbara HowardUnited States
4,874Sally PlozzaAustraliacommunication is essential in life.
4,873Jacqueline SmithAustraliaI am a teacher and I know that speech and language skills are essential for development of literacy skills.
4,872Paul StalenhoefAustralia Effective communication between people eases the difficulty of a physically painful and socially challenging life.
4,871Tessa LeavesleyUnited KingdomAs a Speech Therapist and former recipient of speech therapy I can see just how vital communication is and how much it impacts on our daily lives. Everyone should have the right to this!
4,870Caroline ShepherdAustralia I love my ability to communicate but I am frustrated and sad that there are so many who cannot reach services so they may also feel the joy of communicating with others
4,869Anne PowellIreland
4,868mary coakleyirelandI worked with children with communication difficulties
4,867Kathryn HurleyAustralia
4,866Victoria WalkerAustraliaCommunication is everything we do, it is vital to all, we need to help raise the importance and people's awareness
4,865Claire AdairUnited KingdomWe are social beings - communication is a vital part of each one of us
4,864rosemary MctaggartUnited Kingdom
4,863Jasmine MoukacharAustraliaI work with children with complex disabilities and am passionate about the pledge
4,862Aoife LaneIrelandBecause it matters to those who have difficulty communicating
4,861Dabah MoukacharAustraliaI value the power of communication
4,860Ann Parker
4,859Jon Barrick (CEO, the Stroke Association)UKAfter stroke, many people find that they are unable to talk or communicate like before. The Stroke Association believes that all people should have the right to make their best possible recovery. People being able to express themselves, and be heard, is a vital part of this journey. On behalf of my charity, I am delighted to support this important endeavour.
4,858Julia RhodesUK
4,857Dane Averyevery parwnt deserves to be able to cumminicaye with their children
4,856Joanne BairdN.IrelandIm an SLT
4,855Rachel FewAustraliacommunication is a basic human right! we all deserve to communicate
4,854Emma RewaldAustralia
4,853Richard ThomasUK
4,852Jennifer FordyceAustraliaI work with people who have had strokes and they often have aphasia, their ability to communicate matters to them and to me very much.
4,851Shane GrinsellUnited KingdomI am an NQP Speech and Language Therapist
4,850Danel TaintonUK
4,849Ranu AliUK
4,848Josiane Bourgeois-MarcotteCanada
4,847Mary BupUK
4,846Donna HogbenUK
4,845Karen BrockWales
4,844Gary SempleUK
4,843Kerry PotterUK
4,842Kimberly CrawfordUSAAs a pediatric nurse, I want to be able to communicate with every single one of my patients. We all have the right to communicate our wants and needs. Everyone deserves a chance to communicate what they feel.
4,841Theresa GonzalezPhilippinesMy daughter is a speech pathologist
4,840Neil Thompson
4,839Sharon RossWalesI have a 9 year old son with a language impairment. He can speak and his problems are invisible to many however he struggles to process language as quickly as the rest of us. This holds him back although he is bright and leads to frustration, upset and misunderstandings. Good Communication is crucial for everyone.
4,838Paul denboroughAustralia
4,837Jessica Farne SangAustralia
4,836Penny YeohAustraliaI believe that communication is the core for all kinds of relationships and having family members with autism, I understand the communication difficulties that impacts not only impact on the person but the people around them.
4,835Catherine KeenAustralia
4,834Emma Minchin
4,833Janice NathanUSASister to a brother with autism
4,832Marie HémondCanada
4,831Alexandra ArsenaultCanada
4,830Sandra TremblayCanada
4,829Janelle ParkAustralia
4,828Tania CarpentierCanada
4,827Amelie Wilkey-Audetcanadai'm an audiologist
4,826Catherine BanksNew ZealandBecause people take it for granted
4,825Josée Roy-LafranceCanada
4,824Justine Tremblay
4,823Laura ThiviergeCanadaJe suis une future orthophoniste !
4,822Laurie Bourassa
4,821Helen CarringtonAustraliaI work with children who have an acquired brain injury. Often these injuries can result in communication impairments in previously well children. Without support these children will not be able to reach their communication potential, limiting their overall quality of life.
4,820Elaine ChanAustraliaAs a person and as a communication professional, I understand many of the barriers that individuals with difficulties in communicating face. I support the improvement of access and the opportunities for all people to communicate to their full potential.
4,819Anne DonovanAustraliaHuman rights and their preservation is most important to me.
4,818Robyn ScullyAustraliaCommunication is a necessary part of life for every person.
4,817Emma NeaveAustraliaThe abillity to communicate is a basic human right.
4,816Claire RadfordAustraliaA communication impairment has a significant impact on a person's ability to participate in and enjoy life - a greater impact than any physical disability will have - yet this type of impairment is the least understood, least researched and least funded.
4,815Loretta JohnstonAUSTRALIAThe opportunity to communicate IS a basic human right!
4,814Lauren O'MearaAustralia
4,813Maripier Lavoie-LévesqueCanadaCommunication is the essence of every living being
4,812Sandra LarocheCanadaJe suis orthophoniste et je constate quotidiennement l'importance de la communication dans le quotidien des gens.
4,811Méluzie RuestCanadaI'm a speech language therapist.
4,810Judith MasséCanadai'm a future audiologist (student)
4,809Simon WhiteheadWales
4,808Grace Chan
4,807Noémie DandurandCanada
4,806Anna CareyUK
4,805Jennifer FlemingCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist and work with young children with communication difficulties. I see everyday the challenges that children, and their families, face when they cannot communicate effectively.
4,804Maxine WinstanleyUnited KingdomI have a snow with autism and SLI, I have watched him grow up with a language impairment and I have seen first hand the struggles he faces daily.
4,803sarah brownenglandi agree
4,802Alice CunninghamEnglandI work in a Primary School and see everyday the challenges faced by children who struggle with communication but also see the fantastic positive impact interventions can have for them.
4,801Rebecca BegganEnglandBecause everybody should have the opportunity to be able to communicate eff
4,800Nicola PammentScotlandThis issue matters to me because I work daily with people who struggle to express themselves and to understand what is being said to them. I want to be able to continue to help them.
4,799Amanda CoxAustralia
4,798Stephanie GilliganIreland
4,797Melissa Bambachi
4,796Geraldine CooganNorthern IrelandI had lost the full use of speech after a panic attack due to stress. I had suffered the side effect of the stroke without physical aspect of the stroke itself at the age of 33. I had suffered stammer or struggle to get words across and it was frustrating. I had realised that speech is a vital tool for a person to communicate both in work and personal life.
4,795Sarel EthierCanada
4,794Ian Noon United KingdomDeaf children can achieve as well as other children, providing they get the right support from the start - and this includes support to help them and their families communicate.
4,793Nada FaquihUnited StatesAs a speech and language pathologist, I see the nessecity for children and families to be aware of their rights to receive services and early internvention and have access to better quality of life.
4,792Lauren BrochuUnited StatesCommunicating to the best of one's ability is something that everyone should be able to do, and it is important to aid it in any way possible. As a student of Speech and Language Therapy and a sibling to two Special needs brothers, I find communication to be one of the most important things to achieve one's full potential in life. Everyone should be given the chance for a fulfilling life.
4,791Annemarie Martin
4,790Julie JamiesonNorthern IrelandAs a parent of a son with severe learning disabilities who has no verbal communication and limited makaton communication is vital
4,789Charlotte HughesIrelandI'm using my voice to help you imagine losing yours.
4,788Marie-Claude DussaultCanadaI'm a speech langage pathologist and I am fortunate enough to be able to communicate...
4,787Georgina LinscottUnited Kingdom
4,786Amélie Gagnon Canada
4,785France-Helene SignoriCanadaC'est un droit essentiel à l'être humain, son essence même.
4,784Erin LongUSAI'm an SLP and a human being!
4,783Madeline WhiteUnited KingdomEveryone deserves to have a voice - I hope to be able to support this campaign as a newly qualified speech and language therapist and contribute to all the amazing work existing speech and language therapists do!
4,782Sophia ThibaudeauAustraliaCommunication is not a gift. It is a right.
4,781Simon HodgesAustraliaThrough supporting members of the community who often face communication difficulties it can be found obvious that more can be done to ensure such needs are met for all.
4,780Allen BrindleUnited Kingdom
4,779Marie-Claude GodinCanadaThis is the reason why I work, allowing people to communicate.
4,778Kate PepperrellEnglandI'm a SLT.
4,777Kelly BawdenUnited States
4,776Stacy LumEvery voice should be heard.
4,775Donna HogbenUK
4,774Gary SempleUK
4,773Gerard DavernUK
4,772Kleio KleidiUK
4,771Angela Da CostaUK
4,770Lida KouritaUK
4,769Anne-Marie CrayUKI am a Speech and Language Therapist
4,768Katja Berger
4,767Noel MathurUnited StatesSon with communication disorder
4,766Rowenac ConwayrAustraliaCommunication is the essence of being human.
4,765Joshua PietkiewiczUK
4,764Kundi SoniUK
4,763Nigel FeuyerUK
4,762Bharat PahilwariUK
4,761Meena NayarUK
4,760Sue Fenwick ElliottUK
4,759Tracy BestUK
4,758Sukru TorunTurkeyThe brain has innate ability to communicate..
4,757Amy MartinAustralia I'm a SP who works with people with complex communication needs. I feel strongly about the importance of opportunity and the expectation that communication is for everyone.
4,756Tianah LeeAustraliaI am a speech pathologist so I see, first hand, the effect having a communication disorder can have on completing even the most basic of tasks in everyday life. Not many people fully comprehend the importance and value of being able to communicate. Communication enables you to learn, share ideas, let people know how you are feeling, make friends, support others, be creative, affect change in...
4,755Kate Salmon AustraliaI am a speech pathologist and passionate about my work
4,754Alison MathersNorthern Ireland
4,753Helen Cameron
4,752Nicola HastingsUKCommunication is a basic human right
4,751Isobel WellerUKIt is fundamental to relationships
4,750Natasha PerreAustraliaI am soon to be a registered speech therapist and believe that communication is the essence of human life- this making it a right.
4,749Gail Van TatenhoveUSA
4,748ELCIN TADIHAN OZKANTURKEYSPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
4,747marie-philippe LalibertéCanadaspeech therapy
4,746Sally CrowtherUK
4,745Michelle MartinUK
4,744Bambi GamiUK
4,743Bea BrennanUK
4,742Jenna MottinAustraliaCommunication is a human right!
4,741Lynne O'ConnellUK
4,740Didem AkyıldızTurkey
4,739Farah Taylor-ParmarUK
4,738Jarrad ArcherAustraliaMy wife works in the communication industry and I hear the stories of harship at home about patients
4,737Kristen ArcherAustraliaBeing a speech pathologist in the adult setting, I have a million reasons why everyone deserves to be able to communicate
4,736Roshani ShahUK
4,735Krishanthi SathanandanUK
4,734Cheryl YeAustralia
4,733Frances PearceUK
4,732Jessica HalleyKenya
4,731Louis John CapadosaUK
4,730Laila KhanUK
4,729Bülent Toğram
4,728Collieen KingUK
4,727Christine MastersonUK
4,726Victoria CampbellUnited Kingdom
4,725Rubina Al-SadiqUK
4,724Priscilla BawahUK
4,723Deniz KazanoğluTurkeyCommunication is the foundation of life.
4,722Tina NguyenAustralia
4,721Ceara GallagherN IrelandOur language is what makes us uniquely human. I am also a SLT
4,720Tumusiime JosephRwandaI am SLP who works in an area where people with communication disoders have challage and communication is important in life
4,719Kate FreemanEnglandI am a speech and language therapist and a mother
4,718Emily Lim
4,717Anna O'GradyIrelandIt is a basic right for everyone
4,716Jemima FlegoAustraliaIt's my career
4,715Deborah GreenawayIrelandBecause communication is essential!
4,714Amanda Murphy
4,713Andrew BallUKThe ability to communicate is fundamental to living a happy and prosperous life. We must do all we can to support this issue
4,712Frances ClarkUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and trainee auditory verbal therapist working.
4,711Ginnie WongAustraliaSpeech Pathology student. Communication is key to everything!
4,710Beth CardwellUnited Kingdom
4,709Rachel FrenchEnglandHow can anyone participate fully in society and treated as an equal if, for whatever reason, they are unable to communicate within that society.
4,708Sarah HoganUnited KingdomBecause I am human.
4,707Elizabeth MosesAustralia
4,706Anita GroverUnited KingdomI am CEO of Auditory Verbal UK - working with deaf babies and children to help them to listen and speak and achieve their full potential. As someone who is profoundly deaf, I have seen first hand the barriers faced by deaf children and adults barrriers. These can, and should be, broken down.
4,705Victoria KosmacAustraliaSpeech pathology student and mother
4,704Florence YungCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist.
4,703Dina Newton-EdwardsUKI have family members who have problems with communication.
4,702Ria BernardUK
4,701Karen De LoreAustraliaTo ensure our communities live in peace and harmony with no barriers to all people within to communicate
4,700Genevieve SebattaUgandaCommunication is the key to opening the mind! I am a mother, teacher, and speech and language therapist.
4,699Peta BoothUnited KingdomI'm a Speech Pathologist
4,698Terry MartinaustraliaI'm a speech pathologist with over 30 years of experience in supporting people who have communication difficulties. I believe that they have as much right as any other person in the community to be able to express their thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears and desires.
4,697Suzanne ClaireAustraliaSpeech is vital for a satisfying life in social, educational and employment aspects
4,696Amy NicholsonAustraliaI want to be a speech pathologist and believe everyone should get a voice
4,695Justine FreitasUnited StatesCommunication ability precedes the ability to accomplish all other human activities...we do not act alone, we need to be able to send and receive messages with other people in order to accomplish even the most basic of tasks. Everyone deserves to be able to make their wants and needs known, and to interpret the wants and needs of others. (Speech language pathology graduate student)
4,694LORNA SAWAUSTRALIA
4,693gabriela ferrerasCanadaLa communication est très important
4,692Marie-Helene Brody
4,691Aiesha LeathUnited StatesThis issue matters to me because it is hard watching those that can not communicate and I want to be able to make it easier for individuals to do so because everyone has the RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE.
4,690Catherine Normanaustralia
4,689ellen crookesaustralia
4,688Catherine LévesqueCanadai'll soon be a speech-language pathologist
4,687Lyne Beauchemincanada
4,686Édith Lambert-BoninCanadaJe trouve que cette pétition est importante, puisque je suis orthophoniste et je connais plusieurs personnes qui éprouvent de la difficulté à communiquer. Le fait de reconnaître que la communication est un droit fondamental est le premier pas vers l'obtention de plus de services professionnels pour améliorer la qualité de vie de ces personnes.
4,685Genevieve Fafard
4,684Andréanne LemieuxCanadaBecause I believe speech and language therapists are essential in the society.
4,683Marie-Michel DesrochersFuture orthophoniste
4,682Amélie Labeau,eCanada
4,681Margaret CrawfordUSAI'm a speech-language pathologist. Communication is everything to me!
4,680Anne Moise-Richard
4,679Jacinthe ToupinCanadaI'm an SLP
4,678Alexandra TremblayCanada
4,677Michele AugerCanada
4,676Philippe FournierCanadaBecause to much people are affected by communication disorders! They have to be heard!
4,675Léa-Laurence DionneCanadaCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
4,674Lorie St-Amour
4,673Claudia-Lynn PelletierCanadaI'm a speech pathologist and i work with people with aphasia every day … communicate is life and define our identity!
4,672Agnès DartiailhCanadaI'm a speech language pathologist
4,671Cassandra DunnAustraliaEveryone deserves to be able to communicate effectively
4,670Briana McMillan Australia
4,669Sarah MassicotteCanadaPermettre aux gens de communiquer, c'est leur permettre de s'épanouir et d'atteindre leur plein potentiel.
4,668Melanie BriereCanadaJe suis audiologiste en devenir, la communication se situe au centre de mes préoccupations professionnelles.
4,667Amelie Renaud
4,666Elise FraserAustralia
4,665Aurelie DesjardinsCanadaI'm a speech language pathologist.
4,664Marylène DionneCanadaI'm a speech-language pathologist.
4,663Richard MartinAUSTRALIACommunication underpins almost every relationship we enjoy and which civil, loving society thrives on. Miscommunication fuels much which hampers our ability to derive the joy in life, which is the right of every citizen, of every nation, in every sphere of human and societal development. Imagine our gain with truly equal access and partnership in open, clear, connected warmth and mutual understan
4,662Elise BakerAustraliaCommunication = life
4,661Brooke ButtAustralia The world over people live with communication and swallowing impairments and more often than not there is limited services available to provide adequate and ongoing intervention for these people. This is our opportunity to make our voices heard as one across the globe.
4,660Kyla HudsonAustraliaI could not imagine not being able to communicate!
4,659Robyn Redman
4,658Jane SpeakeUKI'm a speech & language therapist, a mother & a grandmother, & a member of the human race!
4,657Elissa ThomsonAustralia I'm an advocate for patients and clients with communication disorders
4,656Michelle PickeringAustralia
4,655Tina EbertUnited StatesI'm a speech-language pathologist.
4,654Angela WallingtonAustraliathe people i support through work have communication difficulties and anything which can improve access to appropriate addiional support is always a good thing.
4,653Pádraig O'ConnorIrelandI work in health- speech and language, swallowing disorders
4,652Veronique AymeUKBecause my dad has aphasia following a stroke, my partner has difficulty processing information presented in certain ways and also simply because it's important.
4,651Alice KingAustralia
4,650Lauren WoodsAustralia
4,649Kimbra NeillAustraliaGood communication breaks down barriers
4,648Moira MageeIreland
4,647Yolanda MaudsleyAustraliaBecause I'm a speech pathologist student and I recognise the importance of communication and how everybody deserves to have this basic human right.
4,646Pamela SnowAustraliaCommunication difficulties are often invisible but underpin any everyday social, academic and vocational problems.
4,645Dr. Matthew Rouse
4,644Gemma MolesworthAustraliaBasic human right.
4,643Patricia Mc Quillan