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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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6,569sarah fullerUK
6,568Malgorzata Chomicz-KieniewiczPolandI am a speech therapist and a speech pathologist working with visually impaired and blind students
6,567Andrew Jeffery Australia Have been working in the disability sector for many years, and have seen the effect communication has on peoples lives.
6,566Karen WatsonNew ZealandThe ability to communicate can make such a difference to an individual and their family
6,565Katie 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.
6,564Shannon Mann
6,563Sandeep MisraIndia
6,562marianne vergisAustralia
6,561Veronica BaylisWorcestershire
6,560Veronica BaylisWorcestershire
6,559Ruth 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,,,
6,558Helen 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.
6,557Victoria LeaEngland
6,556David EarleAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist - Always striving to support people to communicate.
6,555Sally CurtisAustraliaBecause I see the joy in the eyes of stoke victims when they are able to communicate again.
6,554Bernadette Scheuber England I am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,553Rianne EilersNetherlandsBen als logopediste dagelijks bezig met het verbeteren van communicatie.
6,552Claire BerryUK
6,551Keren SomersUK
6,550Emma BelcherAustraliaCommunication is so important because it is the way in which we relate to those around us
6,549Sue ParslowAustraliaRelevant to all our patients/clients that we encounter in our workplace and community
6,548Debbie SimpsonCommunicating is not something that should be taken for granted.
6,547Katrina RichardsAustraliaAs a Podiatrist I believe patients need to be able to express themselves to ensure they receive the best care possible.
6,546Reina van der WielUnited Kingdom
6,545Mark BeattieUnited Kingdommy girlfriend is a speech therapist
6,544Claire WilsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,543Jo FranklinUKEveryone needs to be heard. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,542Sam 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
6,541Bev WilliamsUKEveryone has the right to reach full potential. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,540Emily MaddisonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,539Pauline TresidderUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,538Pip EverardUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,537Angela PennantUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,536Zoe LynchUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,535Kirsteen KeenUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,534Jennie HowarthUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,533Tracey HighamUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,532Sue MansellUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,531Paula ParsonsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,530Becky HodgsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,529Sandra McCallumUKI see the importance of being able to communicate in schools. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,528Louise WiseUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,527Sue AllertonUKThe importance of speech and language in schools. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,526Louise WoodUKTo help the children I work with. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,525Henbury GailUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,524Jayne 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.
6,523Amanda JonesUKBecause everyone has the right to be able to communicate. I am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,522Evangelia Georgara
6,521Tracey WarmanUnited kingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,520Emma CheckettsUnited Kingdom
6,519Wendy BalassaAustraliaWe all have the right to interact and be heard in whatever capacity we can
6,518Imogen 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.
6,517Sharon PittawayAustraliaCommunication is key to relationships, education, life. I have lost my voice and that has highlighted the issue in a very personal way.
6,516Sheri DeanUnited StatesMy son has a language impairment.
6,515Katherine 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.
6,514Laura SloanAustraliaIf I cared about people, why wouldnt it matter to me, or any claim to recognise or support people for that matter.
6,513Renee HudsonAustraliaSpeech Pathologist
6,512Megan FallonAustraliaCommunicating is life, without it we wouldn't be human!
6,511Claire 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!!
6,510Karaline VlahopoulosCanada
6,509Maree RichardsonAustraliaI have witnessed, both personally and professionally, the devastating impact communication disorders can have upon an individual's quality of life.
6,508Joanne ElliottEngland
6,507Mandy MartinUnited KingdomProfessional concern as a Speech and Language Therapist
6,506Emela MilneUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,505Anne Marie FallonUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,504Linda StylesUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapy Assistant
6,503Keren SomersUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,502Liz ChattertonUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,501Katie WatsonUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,500Fiona TotneyUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,499Carole AtackUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,498Ros PowUKI am a Worcestershire Speech & Language Therapist
6,497Sue HuntUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should be able to communicate by whatever means.
6,496Catherine BroganUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Opportunities for all to communicate and function in society.
6,495Claire HolbrookUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work in a speech & language unit with children who have problems communicating.
6,494Sonia CalcuttUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a basic human right and every child should be able to do this.
6,493Patricia BirchUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. The ability to communicate effectively is vital for everyone.
6,492Helen FeyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Without communication society is dysfunctional.
6,491Pamela CoxUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I see so many children fail in so many ways just because they don't understand language.
6,490Hannah LewisUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. To give children the best opportunities possible.
6,489Angela CottonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication runs through every part of our lives-it's so important.
6,488Samantha WardUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,487Janet KimberlinUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should have the human right to communicate
6,486Lisa HareUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,485Samantha 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
6,484Jayne PattinsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a basic human right!
6,483Sharon BloomfieldUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,482Rollings LisaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,481Gloria CareyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. The right to communicate is a passion of mine.
6,480Bev GrayUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,479Sarah RobertsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,478Joanne CollinsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. It's the key to a happy successful life
6,477Kay JonesUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,476Carol BurgeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should have this opportunity to make the most of life
6,475Sarah StarbuckUK
6,474Gary MorganUnited KingdomCommunications Team of Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. Communication is a basic human right
6,473Rick RobertsUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,472Steve PeakUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,471Martin ConnorUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,470Judith RathmellAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I understand the importance of communication ability across the life span.
6,469Helen BuchananAustraliaI work with people with disabilities and consequently am frequently aware of the barriers that people with communication difficulties face.
6,468Catherine RalstonAustralia
6,467David PriestnallUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,466Peter LaheckiUnited KingdomBoard member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,465Sue HarrisUnited KingdomDirector of strategy for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,464Robert MackieUnited KingdomDirector of Finance of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,463Robert HipwellUnited KingdomCompany secretary for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,462Stephen collmanUnited KingdomDirector of Operations for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,461Bill CreaneyUnited KingdomMedical director of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,460Sandra BrennanUnited KingdomDirector of Quality for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,459Sarah DuganUnited KingdomChief executive of Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,458Chris BurdonUnited KingdomChairman of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Communication is a basic human right.
6,457Lucy CheckleyUKBecause every single human being has the fundamental right to communicate with no exceptions.
6,456Laura 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.
6,455Sue BeaumontUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and see daily the impact of communication disorders on the lives of children and their families.
6,454matthew meadUnited Kingdomeveryone need to be heard
6,453Tracy HorncastleEnglandworking as Admin Support to Worcestershire Speech & Language I hear from parents how much they value help and support - the earlier the better!
6,452Kirsten 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.
6,451Anna Branagan UK
6,450Judith ChambersUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist working in Worcestershire, and see the impact communication difficulties have on children's lives.
6,449Alexandra KimberleyUnited KingdomSpeech and Language Therapy student
6,448Vinuri FernandoWork for Afasic
6,447Tasmanian Council for Adult LiteracyAustraliaLiteracy builds on language and all have a right to speak and be heard.
6,446Michael 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.
6,445Justyne O'GaraIrelandPersonal and Professional reasons
6,444Tia 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!
6,443Christiane ChadwickIrelandI became a Speech and Language Therapist because I think communication is the key to human existence
6,442Talia ZyngierAustralia
6,441Talia ZyngierAustralia
6,440Sue PhelpsEnglandas a speechand language therapist, I believe that communication is a fundamental need and a basic right forall
6,439Ruth 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.
6,438Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Prof. Germany
6,437Deborah 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.
6,436Ruth MurrayEngland
6,435Paul DunworthAustralia
6,434Rebecca KriekAustraliaI am a speech pathologist; communication is my profession and having access to it is my passion.
6,433Janice RoundEnglandAs a Special needs teacher, I see the struggle that some children have to access school life.
6,432Jenny Owens
6,431Claire Rook
6,430Karen Legge
6,429LIZA 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
6,428Alison Paxton
6,427Haley WeatherillUkIt should matter to every human being
6,426Sophie Robson
6,425Caroline McCallumEnglandI'm an SLT- communication is a fundamental right to every child, young person, their families and friends!
6,424Jenny ShearerEnglandAs a speech therapist I frequently see the devastating effect that not having access to communication has on individuals lives. Communication is so important!
6,423Catherine EyresEnglandI am a Speech and Language Therapist and believe that everyone should have their chance to communicate their basic needs and want.
6,422Sergio 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
6,421Miki EathorneNew ZealandMy family member suffers
6,420Karma RaeNew ZealandI am a speech therapist who can't get a job!!! So many people need my help, but not enough jobs :-(
6,419OSCAR DEL SOCORRO NAVARROColombiaAs a member of a non for profit association on TEA
6,418PATRICIA GAVIRIAColombiaI work with autism people
6,417Helen WoodcockUnited Kingdom
6,416angela akobiUKCommunication is the basis for good care
6,415Jill GramannUnited KingdomI'm a Board member of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.
6,414jimmy dillonnew zealandfi have spent more than 40 years in communication field
6,413Beatriz Elena Ochoa Rubio
6,412Dani 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.
6,411Janet PittawayUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child and young adult has the right to be able to communicate
6,410Lisa 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.
6,409Gail BeddoesUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. It is a basic human right for all people to be able to communicate
6,408Nicola JacksonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everybody should be able to communicate
6,407Lesley NewmanUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a basic need
6,406Karen BoersUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a child's basic need and right
6,405carol DandoUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,404Sarah TraversaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,403Amanda ThirlbyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,402Fiona 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.
6,401Fiona ThomasUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everybody needs the ability to communicate in an adult world
6,400Karen 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
6,399Helen KeenUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I see first hand the upset that being unable to communicate can cause
6,398Debbie BradleyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. So all children can be given Speech, Language and Communication support.
6,397Marguerita PedleyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,396Carol ChambersUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,395Julie JagodaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,394Sarah PaskUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,393Juliet ShielsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. A child who cannot communicate cannot function in any part of society.
6,392Jane Nicoll-JonesUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work with students with SEN and recognise the impact that lack of communication has.
6,391Michele TaylorUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,390Sarah FerrisUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication allows people to express their thoughts, ideas, feelings and is thus fundamental to individual well being
6,389Sarah BurdenUnited States
6,388Carol TaylorUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. So that every mum can have a conversation with her child - Priceless!
6,387Natasha DeoryUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.I feel this is a life skill all children should be able to access and enjoy.
6,386Sophie LaddsUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,385Sib AveryUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work with lots of children who don't always have the opportunity to communicate effectively.
6,384Sharon HardingUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA.
6,383Theresa ClarkeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a right.
6,382Marita HallUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child should have the same goals, chances and reward to achieve.
6,381Debbie WilkinsonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Communication is a life skill for all.
6,380Julie DarbyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. I work with young children who find it difficult to communicate in school and at home.
6,379Jill SmithUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everyone should have the right to communicate and give views / interact.
6,378Debbie ClarkeUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every Child Matters.
6,377Helen SmithUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child has the right to achieve.
6,376Pat StephensUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,375Jess HutchisonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,374Karen SmithUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,373Sandra 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.
6,372Debbie SargeantUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Everybody has a right to be able to communicate.
6,371Ilona DobrowolskaUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Every child has the right to communicate well.
6,370Jo CowleyUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Children have a right to be heard.
6,369Debbie HarrisonUKI am a Worcestershire Communication TA. Right to be heard, fairness, equality, justification, etc
6,368Clara AvilaColombia
6,367Zoraida Rueda Olaya ColombiaI believe it is my duty
6,366rachel cupittUki work with people who have aphasia
6,365natalie wilkinsonAustralia
6,364Sophie SwanstonCanadaI work with people daily that struggle to have their basic communication needs met. I want to see the barriers to effective communication removed.
6,363Emily 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
6,362Annette Fox-BoyerGermanyProfessor of Speech and Language Pathology
6,361Youri MarynBelgiumBecause adequate communication is one of the key aspects of human life.
6,360Juliet WamukootaUgandaA speech and language therapist
6,359lucy pereiraunited kingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapist
6,358Bethaney 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.
6,357Emma Guttmann
6,356Laura JonesUnited Kingdom
6,355Remona 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.
6,354Ashleigh TrollopeAustraliai am a speech pathologist working to support these people
6,353Jo 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.
6,352Erin DaviesUnited Kingdom
6,351Robyn CaryUk
6,350Ghada 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.
6,349Derek HealyEnglandI have a very dear old friend who suffers with Aphasia since a severe stroke in 2010
6,348Melanie 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
6,347Anna BenjaminAustralia
6,346Michele PringleNew ZealandAppreciate the importance of being able to communicate
6,345Rebecca VoonaustraliaI am a speech language pathologist and I understand how crucial communication is for everyone!!!!
6,344Gaynor JamesNew Zealand
6,343Stephen 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.
6,342Alicia 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!
6,341Uzma AsgharUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,340Caroline CausierUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,339Sheila TarboxUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,338Vanessa WhartonUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,337Andy HobbissUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,336Sarah CrockerUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,335Jitka JonesoraUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,334Vanessa Da SilvaUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,333Mel ColemanUnited KingdomTo develop communication across the school
6,332Dawn GlazzardUnited KingdomTo develop speech and language skills
6,331Karen LeeUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,330Paula BrettUnited KingdomChildren need to be able to talk to each other
6,329Noreen ClarkUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communucation TA
6,328Gill FordeUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communucation TA
6,327Pat RileyUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communucation TA
6,326Pam Anthony-GainesUnited KingdomBecause everyonr has a voice that needs to be heard!
6,325Carole DimmockUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA
6,324Jayne LavellUnited KingdomCommunication is a human right/ need
6,323Nina LoyalUnited KingdomChildren need to talk - communication is essential in life and everyone you encounter should be able to use these effectively
6,322Jenefer MorrisUnited KingdomTo help children develop to their full potential in life
6,321Manju PillaiUnited KingdomTo help develop communication across our school
6,320Jane MyersUnited KingdomWords enrich life
6,319Elizabeth BullenUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire communication TA
6,318Sheila 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.
6,317Sarah RossUnited KingdomI work in key stage 3/4 and want to help children develop social communication skills
6,316Brendon RobertsUnited KingdomI work in a nurture based classroom and communication skills are invaluable
6,315Jayne MoranUnited KingdomTo support children to feel confident with language and communication in all situations is vital
6,314Kirsten BeardUnited KingdomBecause the children I work with who have additional needs deserve the same opportunities and outcomes as their fellow pupils
6,313Sue LloydUnited KingdomTo better understand how we communicate and how to support
6,312Dawn LittlejohnUnited KingdomTo develop communication across our school
6,311Joan WorthingtonUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire communication TA
6,310Judith HarrisonUnited KingdomHow would we make friends?
6,309Susanna RichardsonUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and believe in the right of all individuals to be able to communicate functionally and successfully
6,308Annette KustosGermanythis is an underestimated phenomenon
6,307Miriam BerkemeierGermany
6,306Jennah AndrusiakAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, it's important that everyone recognises the all people deserve the right to communicate.
6,305kylie SearlAustraliaworking in the disability industry
6,304Ramona Göbel
6,303Eva Ulrike BoschGermany
6,302Amanda MorganNew ZealandI am a speech language therapist working with young children.
6,301Laura Moersdorf
6,300Tami Grüneberg
6,299peter dicksGermanyI am a degreed speechtherapist
6,298Mariam MAHMOODCOMMUNICATION IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE
6,297Pilar Englebert
6,296Thomas BrauerGermany
6,295Eleonora GalwasGermany
6,294Jana ZimmermannGermanyProfessional interest. I am a SLP.
6,293Marie LeienbachGermanyI am a speech and language therapist and a researcher in speech and language therapy
6,292Ina 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.
6,291Holger MeißnerGermany
6,290Meret Terhorst-Kaiser
6,289Wiebke 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!
6,288Sebastian BrennerGermanyI am a speech-/language-therapist!
6,287Isabelle Beudert
6,286Linda CoyleIrelandCommunication is key to building relationships and having our unique, individual, voice heard.
6,285Claire MachinUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Every childs right - every child matters.
6,284Denise BarkerUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch and everyone should voice their opinions.
6,283Julia 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.
6,282Alison MorrisUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Every child matters.
6,281caroline GoridgeUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch. Communication is a basic need and right.
6,280Jo OshanoUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,279Elaine PipeUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,278Alison EllertonUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,277Lauren ParkerUnited KingdomI am a Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,276Chris SabinUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,275Annette WatkinsUnited KingdomI am Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch.
6,274Teresa ClewsUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA supporting children wioth SLCN in a Redditch school.
6,273Alison AllenUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in a Redditch school. Life skills help people to share experiences, get jobs an achieve.
6,272Kate BarnettUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I thinkl communication is an essential life skill.
6,271Michelle McNameeUnited KingdomI am a Worcsetershire Communication TA supporting Redditch children with SLCN.
6,270Michelle GardinerUnited KingdomI am a Worcstershire Communication TA and I support children with SLCN.
6,269Lorraine PeplowUnited KingdomI ama Worcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I know that SLCN us a fundamental part of education and life skills.
6,268Lorraine 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.
6,267Sharon 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.
6,266Kim BushellUnited KingdomI am a Wrcestershire Communication TA working in Redditch and I think life is all about communicating with others.
6,265A 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.
6,264Julie 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.
6,263Andrea 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.
6,262Dietlinde Schrey-DernGermanyI am a speech and language therapist
6,261Beverly JoffeAustraliaCommunication enables one to function optimally and be happy; yet is a taken for granted gift.
6,260Katrin ThelenGermany
6,259Monika RauschGermanyCommunication is an undispensible prerequsite for social life and for peace in a globalized world
6,258Clare BarberEngalndI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,257Ann HarounEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. More and more children seem to have communication difficulties which impacts on their learning.
6,256Claire ColbourneEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,255Linda DarbyEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,254Judith LongEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Communication is important to enable all children to communicate and access learning.
6,253Kate DavisEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. I work with pupils in secondary school.
6,252Sarah PowellEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Everyone needs to communicate.
6,251Jane WatsonEngalndI am a Worcestershire T.A. I work to support children with communication needs.
6,250Tracy JonesEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,249Gail HodgkissEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,248Delyth TizardEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,247Shena ChilversEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Communication means we are human.
6,246Lisa RichardsonEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,245Kathryn PickeringEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,244Alison JonesEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.Communication skills open many doors throughout life.
6,243Louise JacksonEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Supporting all children's development.
6,242Karen HowdenEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. It is important beacuse we can provide more oppourtunities for our children.
6,241Jenny HughesEngalndI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,240Mary SchwarzEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. It is important to get a message across to other people.
6,239Michelle WrightEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Beacuase everyone has the right to a voice
6,238Fran HeppelthwaiteEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Everypone has a right to a voice - to speak and be heard.
6,237Theresa ColeEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,236Tracy ColeEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,235Melanie HowellsEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Communication is vital to understanding and progression.
6,234Jamie 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.
6,233Lucy RowberryEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. Everone has the right to be heard and to communicate.
6,232Keren YardleyEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.It is importnat beacuse everyone should reach their full potential.
6,231April GatlandEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A. An inability to communicate effectivley causes pepole to be isolated from society.
6,230Helen JenkinsEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,229Ruth BedworthEnglandI am a Worcestershire T.A.
6,228Emma WesleyEnglandI am a worcestershire T.A.
6,227Laura KelleherAustralia
6,226Carol BlinovCanada
6,225Constanza Alvarez EcheverriaChileI'm a SLP that works with patients with brain injury in a rehabilitation centre.
6,224Paule LajoieQue.Bécause it is very important
6,223Jacqueline HOLDENUnited KingdomAs a Speech & language Therapist this is of prime importance to me and the people I treat.It changes lives.
6,222Vivien GreavesUnited KingdomMy son had a brain haemorrhage & stroke, left him with aphasia. He can't write/communicate or read.
6,221YALDA KAZEMIIran
6,220Sandra LeveyUnited StatesThe ability to communicate is a basic right and must be given access to the supports needed to express needs, feelings, and ideas
6,219Milena Nikolaeva
6,218Ayşegül TuranTurkeyI am Speech&Language Clinician
6,217Jen SmithCanada
6,216paris binosGreecei am slt
6,215Philippe PaquierBelgium
6,214Charlotte Sireshuku.kCommuication influences all areas of life
6,213Bruna RochaBrazilProfissional Interest
6,212Mara BehlauBrazilProfissional Interest
6,211Katy LockwoodUnited KingdomTo raise awareness of speech/language needs to increase support for our service
6,210Charlotte CadmanUnited KingdomI work with stroke patients so SLT is vital to our patients recovery
6,209Lisa SaltonUnited Kingdombecause communication is so fundamental to living !
6,208Emma MeakinUnited KingdomBecause communication is fundamental to life, learning, interacting and living together all revolve around communication. Not being able to communicate inhibits life.
6,207Ian 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)
6,206Rob SteelUnited KingdomI work in Comms !
6,205Barbara 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
6,204Lisa MortonUnited KingdomBecause without communication we would be lost
6,203natasha wimbledonUnited KingdomWant to increase awareness of all the good work we do and the difference we can make to familes.
6,202Christine WalkerUnited KingdomBecause communication really is fundamental
6,201Christine WardUnited KingdomBecause everyone has the right to communicate and for resources to be put in place to support them (if necessary)
6,200Ruth HodgsonUnited KingdomBecause in mu working life I meet many people who's life is restricted, unnecessarily so through difficulties with communication.
6,199Barbara WhitchurchUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language Therapist working with deaf children and children/young people who need alternative and augmentative communication aids/methods
6,198Hannah McCone England Area of work, a strong passion to support individuals to communicate in their preferred means of communication
6,197Victoria DawsonUnited KingdomI am Speech and Language Therapist and communication is so vitally important for all.
6,196Jayanti RayUSAHelp individuals with communication disorders
6,195Matthew MeckinUKWorcestershire: Principal at Oasis Warndon School, communication is a basic human right
6,194Susan KerrAustraliaEveryday we use words, actions, behaviours, facial expression, intonation, and written text to communicate.
6,193Sarah TiplerUnited KingdomI work with children and value the right of communication in any form
6,192Sai 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.
6,191Laura TaylorUkI work with young children and communication is vital in any form; speech, sign, gesture and facial expressions! Most definitely a need!
6,190Debbie ScottUK
6,189Rachel 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.
6,188Susan WallerAustraliaCommunication is vital to our human existence
6,187clare RICHARDSONuk
6,186Beccy RichardsonEnglandI'm a SLT and want to raise awareness
6,185Beccy RichardsonEnglandI am a speech and language therapist
6,184Steven AgnewNorthern Ireland
6,183Katherine AlonsoUKa basic fundamental human right which is often over looked by funding agencies; it should be the main priority for ALL agencies.
6,182sarah wallaceaustralia
6,181Magali 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.
6,180Sally FieldenEngland
6,179Hannah McCollumNorthern IrelandI am a speech and language therapist and I work with children with communication difficulties daily.
6,178susan bowerAustraliaCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
6,177Mary 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
6,176Elita McDonaldNew ZealandI value communication above all else.
6,175Laura 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.
6,174Denise CampbellCanadaHave seen how stuttering affected a Family Friend's life
6,173Peter HarwoodUKWorcestershire Head of SEN Services - communication is a basic human right
6,172Bevan WendyUKWorcestershire SEN manager - communication is a basic human right
6,171Teresa LehaneUKWorcestershire Governor/Lecturer - because life depends on it
6,170Joanne SmithUKRAINEWorcestershire SENCO - SLCN is a huge issue in our school, particularly in early years
6,169Sara FlelloUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is key
6,168Sarah GilesUKWorcestershire Deputy Head - how can children access school or life without communication?
6,167Tracey 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.
6,166Rhiannon JordanUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,165Lucy BrooksUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,164Rosalind TomlinsonUKWorcestershire SENCO - if you can't communicate you can't do anything
6,163Helen WatkinsUKWorcestershire SENCO - all children need to communicate!
6,162Linda GlanvilleUKWorcestershire Deputy Head/SENCO - because communication is a basic right
6,161Marguerite WattUKWorcestershire specialist teacher - communication is a basic human right
6,160Barbara KewnUKWorcestershire SEN Services. - communication is a basic human right
6,159Marshall JustineUKWorcestershire teacher - communication is a basic human right
6,158Michelle DixUKWorcestershire SENCO team - communication is a basic human right!
6,157Lynda MorganUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,156S DanksUKWorcestershire HLTA - how else would we understand what we all need?
6,155Jackie AldridgeUKWorcestershire Lead TA - everybody has the right to communicate whether verbally or non verbally
6,154Derek HulmeUKWorcestershire SENCO - without communication you're isolated
6,153Becky EvansUKWorcestershire SENCO - people don't talk enough, have a conversation!
6,152Polly MontagueULWorcestershire SENCO - communication is a basic human right
6,151Sarah MattUKWorcestershire Access and Inclusion Manager - communication is a basic human right
6,150Lynnette ElvinsUKWorcestershire specialist teacher - communication is a basic human right
6,149Lynn Lucchea UKWorcestershire specialist teacher - the voice of all is vital!
6,148Sara LondesbroughUKWorcestershire SEN services - communication is vital to enable children and young people to reach their full potential
6,147Rachel ReedUKWorcestershire SENCO - communication is vital
6,146Felicity CrooksUKWorcestershire SENCO - without communication, there is nothing!
6,145Lyn CheckettsUKWorcestershire Deputy Head: communication is the key to all learning and progress in school
6,144Ann LonbayUKWorcestershire specialist teacher - everyone needs to be aware of this!
6,143Delia CrosbyUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is essential to everyday life, our ability to engage and progress
6,142Lindsey SalisburyUKWorcestershire Access and Inclusion Manager - communication is a basic human right
6,141Katie BrodieUKWorcestershire SENCO: I see the effects of a lack of communication on an everyday basis!
6,140Claire WhiteUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is a basic human right
6,139Sarah HenleyUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is a basic human right
6,138Chris Box allUKWorcestershire Parent Partnership Service - communication is a basic human right
6,137Louisa SmithUKWorcestershire Director of Inclusion at RSA Academy - communication is a basic human right
6,136Rebecca EvansUKWorcestershire SENCO: communication is a basic human right
6,135Ellen Bernstein-EllisUnited StatesA am a SLP and work with individuals with aphasia
6,134Mike HillCanadaBecause of my children.
6,133Sally BatesUK
6,132Anna Nowok
6,131Sarah MatthewsUK
6,130Chantelle O'Connor Australia
6,129Camilla Sender SwedenStudent of speech language pathology at Uppsala University
6,128Emma WardAustralia Disabled relative
6,127Amanda FinerUKcommunication is the foundations of everything we do
6,126Kelvin YapAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I believe that communication is not only an essential part of life but also a basic human right
6,125Nora Trench BowlesBelgiumI am a person who stammers and I wish there was greater access to support in order to realise my full potential
6,124Arthur GoldenIsraelMy own 42 year-old son Ben is nonverbal and I try to advocate for all nonverbal persons
6,123Barbara Dr. GielGermanyI´m speech-language therapist/pathologist by profession.
6,122clare omalleynzas communication is a constant struggle and to have more awareness would make life easier
6,121Catherine WilkinsonAustralia
6,120Holly 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
6,119Natalie ButterworthAustralia
6,118Sue HambletonAustralia
6,117Kerry GarbinAustralia
6,116Lynn de VisserAustralia
6,115Donnelle HuntleyAustralia
6,114Carli FodlianiAustralia
6,113Claire RamsayAustralia
6,112Stacey MalinAustralia
6,111Jen NewtonAustralia
6,110Jaclyn WhittingtonAustralia
6,109Kristen 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.
6,108Maria RankineAustralia
6,107Sharon GiltrowAustralia
6,106Michelle 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.
6,105Georgia McVicarAustraliaI am currently studying to become a Speech Pathologist.
6,104Susan BannatyneUnited Kingdomthe power and importance of communication cannot be underestimated, but often is until it becomes more challenging
6,103Janet MorrisonUKIt's a fundamental human right, and makes us who we are
6,102Victoria SmithEnglandI am a speech and language therapist and work with individuals who cannot always communicate and so deel very strongly about this issue
6,101Danielle HaddonDerbyshireCommunication is the building blocks to society. Every child and adult should have as many opportunities to communicate as possible
6,100Clare MasonUKChildren who cannot communicate become unhappy, unfulfilled adults.
6,099Francesca CornfordUK
6,098Lee PeppingNew ZealandCommunication disorders as a result of brain injury.
6,097Michelle 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.
6,096Kerry HollandAustraliaI am a SP working in Mental Health and young people who are further disadvantaged due to their communication abilities and lack of support.
6,095Llnda O ConnorIrelandI'd like to learn more about communication
6,094Tina SimicCanada
6,093Anna GrahamAustraliaEverybody should have the right to communicate. It is such a human thing.
6,092Aziziah 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!!!
6,091Jane 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!
6,090Lucy DrebotCanada
6,089Anita MillerNew ZealandI have friends with aphasia and improving communication is something I am very passionate abour.
6,088Terry 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
6,087Seray IbrahimUKI work closely with young children who are non verbal
6,086Sue BoyceAustraliaBetter recognition of the communication needs of people with a disability
6,085Anna ThompsonScotlandAlthough relatively unseen, communication difficulties can have a massive impact on daily lives for those with SLCN
6,084Rachael 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.
6,083Marise FernandesUgandaI am a Speech and Language Therapist in Uganda where people do not have access to any help with communication problems
6,082Charles RiendeauCanada
6,081Sarah WhittleUK
6,080Rhiannon 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.
6,079Lauren 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.
6,078Maxine BevinNew Zealand
6,077Scott 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.
6,076Alison MorcomAustraliaCommunication is Life
6,075Sinead 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.
6,074Tania Weisz
6,073Brian RixEnglandI am the President of the Royal Mencap Society
6,072Phoebe BudimanAustraliaCurrently studying speech pathology and I understand the need for support and awareness.
6,071Rosie MarklandUnited KingdomI am a trainee SLT and have seen the benefits of communication intervention, and the negative effects of a lack of early intervention.
6,070ruth carru.kit is every one' right to achieve their optimum communication potential
6,069William SteedAustraliaI am a linguist. Communication is a natural urge.
6,068Leanne 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
6,067Doug Powell
6,066Anne JunorAustraliaI saw how a hearing-impaired young relative was frustrated by being denied accsess to Auslan
6,065Jill 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.
6,064Christina 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
6,063Patricia CoffinCanadaI'm an S-LP
6,062Kenneth 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,
6,061Melissa 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.
6,060yan wangChinaI want to becom a slp
6,059Wing yee LamEnglandI am a SLT and firmly believe in the need for individuals to be able to communicate to fulfill their potential.
6,058Jacky 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.
6,057Helen 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.
6,056Brian EatonCanada
6,055Natash CoxCanadaMaking sure the world is inclusive and increase awareness
6,054Wesley CartenCanadaBecause communication is and should be a basic right.
6,053Catherine OlynykCanadaIt's a fundamental and basic need of humanity and of relationships with other people and animals.
6,052Margaret ShentonCanadaI am hard of hearing and notice that every day! every minute!
6,051John PepperellCanada
6,050Clare ParsonsUK
6,049Faye MoffatUnited KingdomI am training as a speech and language therapist and think all people have the right to be educated about communication disorders.
6,048Mike DevineCanada
6,047Pauline WeuineCanada
6,046Vanessa VanCanadaI'm hard of hearing and have communication issues.
6,045Sharon SteeleCanadaMy daughter had hearing loss and had to wait 1 year on a waitlist for intervention.
6,044Rosalyn SutleyCanadaThe ability to communicate, be heard and understood is the cornerstone to connection with one another.
6,043W.P. CampbellCanada
6,042Olive ThorneCanadaI'm H.O.H and anything to improve "my" communication is important!
6,041Susanne MartineCanadaI have hearing loss and understand the struggles with communication.
6,040Ruth WakehamCanadaPersonal experiences of communication issues
6,039Graham WakehamCanadaI have hearing loss
6,038Tamara LonCanada
6,037Martha McWilliamCanada
6,036Anita ReissCanada
6,035Emma JohnsonCanada
6,034Anne Masson-BrowneCanadaI have dedicated 30 year career to this principle & core value/ purpose.
6,033Peggy AllenCanadaCommunication is essential to mental health and productivity in society.
6,032Lord 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
6,031Rosalie WilkinsUnited KingdomCommunication is fundamental to a healthy society
6,030Tom Brake MPUnited KingdomThe ability to communicate is essential for people to be able to fulfill their potential.
6,029Nick Smith MPUnited KingdomThe opportunity to communicate is a basic human right and I fully support this imporant.call.
6,028John Bercow MPUnited KingdomI support this excellent pledge
6,027Vernon Coaker MPUnited Kingdom
6,026Kevin BrennanUnited Kingdom
6,025Ashley WhiteI am teaching Human Rights at Commuity Living Timmins Ont to eveyone:)
6,024JILL TRYLSKAUKI work with children with communication difficulties and want communication difficulties to be recognised worldwide as a disablity
6,023Rachel Collins
6,022https://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
6,021Jenny 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
6,020Peter WoodhillU.K.Following a Stroke, I have speech difficulties!!
6,019Jacqueline 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.
6,018pamela rimesusaDaughter with aphasia
6,017Helen DugdaleUkCommunication is a human right & should be held in high regard
6,016Julie CockayneEnglandI have aphasia.
6,015Monique 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.
6,014Michell BriereCanadaTout le monde en sera gagnant
6,013Nadia SandorCanadaAs an audiologist, I understand how critical communication is to connect with others and the world around us.
6,012Stacey HarpellCanada
6,011Geoff ReganCanadaI have personal experience which has highlighted for me the value of support for communication disorders.
6,010Yuon GodinCanadaToute personne doit etre capable de communiquer
6,009Dominic LeBlancCanadaIn all our families, people we care about have lived with speech and hearing challenges.
6,008Dennis BevingtonCanada
6,007Sean CaseyCanada
6,006Sarah SmithUnited Kingdom
6,005Jennie BullockUK
6,004Katie Fahy
6,003Carole Sutherland
6,002Sarah ChandlerEnglandWithout communication children, young people and adults can becoem socailly isolated and this shouldn't happen to any persons emotional wellbeing.
6,001mary marshallUnited KingdomI have close connection s with the participants.
6,000Tracey MitchellUkCommunication is important to everyone and a basic human right. Equal opportunites for everyone.
5,999Robin 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.
5,998Magdalena DumitranaRomania
5,997Stuart DickensEveryone's voice matters and should be heard
5,996Debra HodgesUnited StatesI am disabled and it is easy to become isolated.
5,995Paula VitalPortugalSLP
5,994Caroline PowellEnglandIt should matter to everyone,
5,993Sarah 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).
5,992Claire HeelsHertfordshire
5,991Janet SpeightENGLAND
5,990Claire AxtonUKI'm a Speech & Language Therapist
5,989Jena 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.
5,988pam hares
5,987Diane MorrisUnited KingdomBasic human right to be able to communicate, so that your rights, needs and wants are protected and catered for.
5,986Victoria 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.
5,985Ne MarshallUKI'm a speech and language therapist. Communication is fundamental to who we are.
5,984John CookUkFamily
5,983Natasha MoranUK
5,982Deborah BakerUKBecause my mum has suffered with aphasia for 45 years and only now are people becoming aware of what it is.
5,981Anam 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
5,980Roxanne Parr
5,979Mary 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.
5,978Colin HatcherCanada
5,977Christine 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.
5,976Jerry JohnsonUKAphasia
5,975Jill RobinsonUnited Kingdom
5,974John 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.
5,973Prue Dundas-PetrieUnited KingdomI have a friend who had a stroke & has Asphasia
5,972Evelyn LynchUKHusband has aphasia
5,971Joanne EvansUnited KingdomI had a stroke 4 years ago and suffered with mild aphasia.
5,970Niki Freedman UKI'm a Speech & Language Therapist and cannot offer enough therapy
5,969Tom DormanI have a friend who suffers.
5,968Liz 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.
5,967Denise Bennett
5,966Michelle 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
5,965Mel MeadowsUKCommunication is at the heart of all relationships - fundamental to our quality of life.
5,964Ellie EvansUKI am a Language for Learning trainer
5,963Kerry SimpsonUKNobody can reach their full potential unless they can communicate to the best of their ability.
5,962Mandy TomkinsUKI am a Language for learning trainer
5,961ANNA SANTUSUKI believe in communication being absolutely fundamental to our wellbeing
5,960Margaret ThomsonEnglandI wor with chjildren with additional nees and train practitioners to use Signalong to aid communication
5,959Katherine 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.
5,958Eleanor RubioNew ZealandAspiring SLT with a growing compassion for people with communication difficulties
5,957Suzanne MarksUSAOur daughter has aphasia.
5,956Katie EnglandCanada
5,955Madeleine SimonCanadaI'm an SLP student and I see first hand how much communication matters to our clients
5,954Emma JouzaaUKBecause communication is everything and everyone should have a means of communication!
5,953Caroline RowanUKWorked with stroke patients for many years. The loss of the ability to communicate is the most disabling aspect of all.
5,952Ana Rita AlmeidaPortugal
5,951Rebecca JamesUnited StatesI have a family member who has issues with this. I also work in a school where students suffer from the same disability.
5,950Sarah MarflittUnited KingdomI am a carer for someone with aphasia
5,949Marion DavenportUnited KingdomI have a friend who due to multiple strokes has lost their power of speech and of written work
5,948Coral LukeEnglandI am Aphasic
5,947Maureen SiemUSAMy niece had a stroke at age 14 and is working hard everyday to communicate.
5,946Chantelle ThomasCanadaI'm an SLP in acute care and am very passionate about communication service availability for the adult population.
5,945Jean 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.
5,944Lynn PowickUK
5,943Judith MeyerUSAfair access
5,942JULIE KAMPFUSAMY HUSBAND HAD A STROKE & HAS APHASIA
5,941Roxann 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
5,940rachael 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.
5,939Terri PoeUSAMy husband had 2 strokes in Feb
5,938Penny MajidUKI have aphasia
5,937Alexandra SuppesUSAI have worked with patients in the minimally conscious state and they desperately need greater communication prosthetics to help them express basic desires.
5,936Sarah GardnerUKI have aphasia (communication difficulty)
5,935Pushpa 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!
5,934Mary 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.
5,933Megan ValentineUnited States
5,932Melissa Elliott
5,931Colleen FullickUnited Kingdom
5,930Pamela CopelandUnited StatesI have apahsia that requires speech therapy
5,929Coralie 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.
5,928Natasha YoungUnited StatesI have aphasia
5,927Carol Dow-RichardsUSAAphasia Caregiver / Volunteer
5,926Novita StokesNew ZealandBecause I am an SLT Student
5,925Cristina LaureanoNew YorkI'm a speech- Language Pathologist who believes that all have the right to communicate....
5,924Caitlyn Crooke-WhiteIreland
5,923Kate HarringtonWales, UK
5,922Angela WormaldUnited Kingdom
5,921Barbara DrewettIreland My daughter has communication difficulties
5,920jessica TaylorAustraliaI am studying Speech Pathology and care about those with communication difficulties
5,919Annie MillarAustralia
5,918Ingrid HowellAustralia
5,917Sally DuffAustralia
5,916Ella KeesingAustralia
5,915Al PittNew ZealandI have aphasia
5,914Allan McGroartyUnited Kingdom
5,913Glenn 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!
5,912Jing 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!
5,911xiong 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
5,910Tang XinqunChinaEveryone wants themselves to be found, express their motions and show their minds. So as to the disabled.
5,909Chrissie 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.
5,908Lee ConsidireAustralia
5,907Belinda EvansAustralia
5,906Sharna MilovicAustralia
5,905Billy CrombieAustralia
5,904Karen LucasAustralia
5,903Mark Van HelviortAustralia
5,902Tania InnesAustralia
5,901Megan BairdAustralia
5,900Lisa DunworthAustraliaThis issue matters to every human
5,899Alison GoslinUkPerson with communication difficulties in the family
5,898Louise ButchartEngland
5,897Alistair FieldsAware of communication issues working for Youth Offending Service and Probation Service and its impact
5,896Ruth 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.
5,895Tabatha McCauley
5,894Alan FordEngland
5,893Candice 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.
5,892ranjit ranaUKAs a Speech and Language therapist I fundamentally believe in this pledge.
5,891Jacqueline SedgwickEnglandI believe everyone has a right to be heard.
5,890Penelope 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
5,889Glen JonesUKbECAUSE I WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
5,888Amy Hancockswest midlandsIt is important to me that I know the tools to communicate with everyone.
5,887amanda smithukAs a senco i work with many children who have complex communication needs.
5,886sally 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.
5,885Sarah HealeyUnited Kingdom
5,884fleur clarsonenglandwith little or no communication life cant be enjoyed to the full
5,883Lauren JonesWork with young people who have communication difficulties - want them to feel empowered
5,882Gina SlannUKbecause every person has a right to a voice
5,881Beverley 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.
5,880amy stevensonenglandto support with communication for everyone
5,879Mandy BaggottUKIt should matter to everyone
5,878Jayne CleaverUnited KingdomEveryone has a right to be able to communicate their needs and thoughts
5,877Chloe TattUK
5,876jemma lister
5,875Chelsea Hutchinson-McKayUnited KingdomI am a Speech and Language therapist enthusiastic about communication for all
5,874Ursula Walker
5,873Angela Fox
5,872Jo 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.
5,871Lyne BowmanAustralia
5,870Sharia HudaUSAA communication impairement should not isolate or prevent a person from being a part of society.
5,869Sharon MackayScotland
5,868Marlena 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.
5,867Katherine LeachEngland
5,866Molly WellsUnited StatesFuture Professional with a desire to provide a means and opportunity for communication for all.
5,865Danielle 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.
5,864Martina JurcevicUSA
5,863Sue 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.
5,862Beatrice 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.
5,861Stephanie (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.
5,860Alexandra CarragherUKI believe that individuals with communication difficulties should have fair access to public services
5,859Denice LilleyEverybody deserves a voice and to be heard despite that person having no verbal communication.
5,858Thea McMillanScotlandour nine year old daughter needs a lot of help with communication, but has lots she wants to tell us
5,857Sophie JewellAustraliaAs a speech pathologist this matters to me greatly
5,856HyangHee "Hope" KIMSouth KoreaCommunication across life span is becoming important issue in this era of globally aging society!
5,855Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language and Hearing (APSSLH)
5,854Monique 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
5,853Melony MasurCanadaI am an SLP and our school division just terminated an SLP position and an Occupatuonal Therapist.
5,852E.ARSLAN ARSLANTurkeyVERY IMPORTANT FOR HEARING IMPAIRED
5,851Julie PhillipsUK
5,850Tara McDermottKentEveryday, I see the effect limited communication skills have on people in their everyday lives
5,849Kim DuesburyUK
5,848Kristy StefanucciCanadaThe ability to communicate has a major impact on quality of life.
5,847Jean 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
5,846Kelsey PedersonCanada
5,845Lorraine Wilson England
5,844Alex HowlettUnited Kingdom
5,843Liz FindlayScotlandEveryone matters
5,842Elizabeth WhiteheadUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic humann right
5,841Ashley GordonUKCommunication is fundamental for all. As a speech and language therapist this is something I am passionate about
5,840Melanie BorthwickUnited Kingdom
5,839Charley 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
5,838Georgina 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.
5,837Nicola FindlayUnited KingdomAs a student speech and language therapist, I have seen the frustration and sadness when people can't communicate effectively.
5,836Heather 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.
5,835Daniel 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.
5,834Brian KagomberoUgandaI am speech and Language therapy student in my county uganda
5,833Bethany 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.
5,832Sophie Gager
5,831Elizabeth 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.
5,830Lydia KeastNew Zealand
5,829Elaine HallScotlandGrandchild has Rett syndrome
5,828john tylerengland
5,827shana richmondCanadareally?
5,826madeline shiahcanadaI love being a SLP and communication is such an important human right
5,825Luba KelebayCanadacommitted to communication for all
5,824Kimberly AyalaCanada
5,823Anne SimonsCanadaDeb Cydney Dorothy Ryan Greg Nadine
5,822Madison Jacobs
5,821Emer McHughIrelandeveryone should have the chance to communicate and participate fully in life
5,820Eleanor 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.
5,819Ana SaavedraSpain
5,818Theresa Johnny-MooreAustraliaBecause i think people with a disability have the right to be communicated to in the siplest way as part of their right.
5,817Frances ScullyCanadaI have a son who has communication barriers both in processing and expression…I also work with children she have barriers to their communication.
5,816Lori CollettiUSA
5,815stephanie warrenItalyBecause everyone should have the right to communicate
5,814Kirsten Ramsay
5,813Joy Kassouf
5,812Katie BamburyUK
5,811Rakhee DadiaUK
5,810Nargis KhanUK
5,809Lisa 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...
5,808Bhawna PatelUK
5,807Kathryn MorrisseyUK
5,806Gary LeadermanUK
5,805Viram JosephUK
5,804Ester HurleyUK
5,803Colin MijonnellUK
5,802Bryan CrossUK
5,801Sainazbegum JamalUK
5,800Ruth PimblettUKI work with children who have communication difficulties
5,799Tracey-Anne BrazierUK
5,798Alice KilbyUK
5,797Nimita ShahUK
5,796Shona MitchellUnited Kingdom
5,795Rebecca DrennanUK
5,794Philippa LewisUK
5,793James MilburnUK
5,792Vivienne SheppardUK
5,791Archie DayUK
5,790Zoe DayUK
5,789Rekha VaghelaUK
5,788Stephen TylerUKI have a non vocal daughter, she uses eye gaze to communicate. Without this technology her life experience would be greatly reduced.
5,787Joanna GriersonUK
5,786Pat ThomasUnited KingdomCommunication is basic to sharing life with others.
5,785Jennifer TaylorUK
5,784Harkiran KaurUK
5,783Cynthia FernandoUK
5,782Karina JamesUK
5,781PETER 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
5,780Raymond 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.
5,779Lauran DoakEnglandFunding for AAC is key but currently inadequate!
5,778Simon Wilson
5,777Melica PatmoreEnglandI know many non verbal children
5,776Lyn 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.
5,775Julie BriggsAustralia
5,774Amanda WatsonAustralia
5,773Nige DonachieAustralia
5,772Robyn RussellAustralia
5,771Sarah ReadAustralia
5,770Sue WalleyAustralia
5,769Paula HuettAustralia
5,768Rebecca VineyAustralia
5,767Brett HayAustralia
5,766Jaclyn McLeanAustralia
5,765Liz ClarkeAustralia
5,764Kate TrotmanAustralia
5,763Hayley LuttrellAustralia
5,762Jessica CrawfordAustralia
5,761Helen MahiszekAustralia
5,760John BardenhagenAustralia
5,759john edwards
5,758Cheryl StrattonAustralia
5,757Jeanette RyanAustralia
5,756Allison MaloneyAustralia
5,755Lyn SteelAustralia
5,754Audrey WarrenAustralia
5,753Kelli NatoliAustralia
5,752Elizabeth ThrushAustralia
5,751Elizabeth DavisAustralia
5,750Helen StorayAustralia
5,749Tamika GreenAustralia
5,748Emma LeightonAustralia
5,747Veronica SavageAustralia
5,746Sophie EdwardsAustralia
5,745Emma KlimaAustralia
5,744Fiona SheedyAustralia
5,743Anne DonnellyAustralia
5,742Holly HowardAustralia
5,741Shannon GreyAustralia
5,740Kelly WalkerAustralia
5,739Mel DavisAustralia
5,738Jeni BrennanAustralia
5,737Candice BartlettAustralia
5,736Nicole GrazuliAustralia
5,735Michelle FreemantleAustralia
5,734Sarah-Jane NorrisAustralia
5,733Sharon SullivanAustralia
5,732Kathryn BronwasserAustralia
5,731Sinead DogleAustralia
5,730Sinead DogleAustralia
5,729Natasha CrossAustralia
5,728Tania SekuloskiAustralia
5,727Shannon MarshallAustralia
5,726Briony CongdonAustralia
5,725Emily SavilleAustralia
5,724Stephanie PekovAustralia
5,723Stacey PlayworthAustralia
5,722Paige ChewterAustralia
5,721Sineada SimpsonAustralia
5,720Jessie KingAustralia
5,719Kaysie HiltonAustralia
5,718Emma CorryAustralia
5,717Patricia WeekesAustraliaTo be without 'voice' is so disempowering
5,716val carmineUSA
5,715Sherry Finch
5,714Melanie BartlettAustraliaWhen people don't take the time to understand & listen to how someone communicates the outcomes for that person can be devasting.
5,713Alison JanssenAustralia
5,712Pauline SmithUnited KingdomBecause no individual should be discriminated against!
5,711Marianne SemnerNorwayIm a mother!
5,710Wendy GriffinNew zealandHave a cousin that has no speech after a stroke
5,709Ana AchucarroWest Sussexwe all need to be able to communicate properly
5,708Laura BrearleyEngland
5,707Kim RiveroEngland My child is non verbal and has severe trouble communicating.
5,706Julia StewartUKBecause I have seen the difference the right enabling tools make.
5,705Maria MacCallumuk
5,704Kay 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.
5,703Karen 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!
5,702Fiona 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.
5,701Milly SmithUK
5,700Jenny CarterUKTo ensure everyone is able to tell people what they want and need and stand up for there rights
5,699Pauline 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
5,698Laura SmithUSAThat people with communication disorders get access to services and are not disenfranchised from their societies!
5,697Melinda 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.
5,696Teresa SandersCanadaAs an early ed teacher, I believe we all have a voice whether or not we can verbalize it.
5,695Juliet 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.
5,694Beth Riggsusa
5,693Pat PattenUSAI work with young children. Speech and communication impact their daily lives.
5,692Kristina GladinUnited States
5,691Rachel 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".
5,690Rita 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.
5,689Suzanne DavisUnited StatesBecause children matter! I am a teacher and I have worked with many children over the years who have struggled with communication disorders
5,688LYNNE NORTONUSABecause everyone needs to know how to communicate, wether it's spoken, written, or signed.
5,687Donna GoulderUnited Statesto show compassion for all
5,686Wynn BootyUSAI love speech therapists! We have a family of speach impediments and autism and they have helped so much!
5,685Lauren 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!
5,684Jonathan EastwoodAustraliahuman rights
5,683Ken, the Lord Maginnis of DrumglassNorthern IrelandChaired the Independent review of Autism Services (Northern Ireland)
5,682Agnes PerretFrance
5,681Zahara Razzaq
5,680Michelle Jewellaustralia
5,679Shannon 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.
5,678Angela PoonI'm going to be a Speech Pathologist after I graduate!!
5,677megan RuddAustralia
5,676Wayne ZahraAustralia
5,675Cathleen PerryUSA
5,674LORRAINE 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.
5,673Beverly DenleyWagga WaggaBecause of my commitment to social just, access and equity
5,672Tania 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.
5,671Tom KitagawaCanadait's a matter of sharing knowledge.
5,670Tara CliffeAustralia
5,669Darina 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.
5,668Vivienne 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
5,667Jennifer GetchUnited StatesBecause I feel everyone should have a voice!
5,666Katrín ÓlafsdóttirIceland
5,665Andrew CarterUnited KingdomCommunication is a basic need of life and should be experienced by everyone regardless of ability.
5,664Liz PerrottUKI work as a Speech and Language Therapist therefore communication impairment is a huge matter in my daily life
5,663Victoria TuthillUnited KingdomIt's not money that makes the world go around, it's communication.
5,662Karen BerghuisMy son is non verbal.
5,661Jennifer GibsonUKI am a speech and language therapy student
5,660Louisa ParkerUnited Kingdom
5,659Jackie Barkerengland It is not true to say no-one died prematurely as a result of a lack of communication - plenty do.
5,658romayn jones-linaresusaI am an educational speech & language pathologist, mother of a language learning disabled son & daughter of a father with Alzheimer's
5,657Susan BrownUnited States
5,656Teresa CurtisCanadaCommunication is vital for connections and relationships and understanding. People should have a right to understand and be understood.
5,655Carolina 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.
5,654Jessica REidCanadaI believe communication is a basic right.
5,653Judith PhilipScotlandI work with people with communication impairments
5,652Pam YoungUkI'm a speech & language therapist working with head & neck cancer patients the psychosocial impact of speech problems is grossly under recognised
5,651Helen JonesscotlandCommunication is central to everything we do. It is key to developing friendships and underpins our health and wellbeing.
5,650Bryndis Krogh GisladottirIcelandMy son has SLI
5,649Rebecca CleggUnited KingdomI have just finished my degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
5,648Susan 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.
5,647carole harderukCEO of disability organisation
5,646Ruth StewartUnited States of AmericaI work with individuals who often struggle to communicate with others
5,645Alison RossUKI support people with autism, speech language and communication difficulties
5,644Lauren ReedI am studying to be a speech pathologist
5,643Cara ChalmersScotlandThe ability to communicate successfully is central to every human being's quality of life
5,642Naomi Herrod-Taylor I see the difficulties caused by being unable to communicate
5,641Kirsten SmithAustraliaYes
5,640Lorraine SpeirsScotlandPeople who need others to support their everyday lives need to be listened to.
5,639Cheryl RathmillUK
5,638Kathleen 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.
5,637Rachael BainAustralia
5,636Julie BradleyAustralia
5,635Maria 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.
5,634James 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
5,633hywel 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
5,632Mary 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
5,631Sharon RobinsonUKAs a speech and language therapist I see on a daily basis the impact when opportunities to communicate are reduced.
5,630Ashlee WebsterAustralia
5,629Hannah DillanAustralia
5,628Emma SerjeantAustralia
5,627Grace LandyAustralia
5,626Demara MilbourneAustralia
5,625Alex CortisAustralia
5,624Brittany GermainAustralia
5,623Emma NimmoAustralia
5,622Clare AndrewsAustralia
5,621Sarah RussellAustralia
5,620Jenny JohnstoneAustralia
5,619Stephanie XieAustralia
5,618Natasha HanbenAustralia
5,617Julia ChaplinAustralia
5,616Kris WakefieldAustralia
5,615Alex LanAustralia
5,614Carolyne WongAustralia
5,613Jackie O'ConnorAustralia
5,612Julie FranceAustralia
5,611Felicia TanAustralia
5,610Julie Stevens
5,609Liz Hamilton UK
5,608Kim ShadeAustraliaCommunication the recipe for a great life
5,607Malin Lillvik
5,606Savio FurtadoAustralia
5,605Darragh HerlihyAustralia
5,604Matt PallozziAustralia
5,603Ainslie ForrestAustralia
5,602Jenny AndersonAustralia
5,601Sarah RayAustralia
5,600Richard HessianAustralia
5,599Kylie SherwellAustralia
5,598Sue HoranAustralia
5,597Shiny KunanAustralia
5,596Wendy McKenzie-HartAustralia
5,595Mary Anne ResonableAustralia
5,594Terry GreavesAustralia
5,593Nicole GilbertAustralia
5,592Joanna EassomAustralia
5,591Kelly StephensAustralia
5,590Margaret StevensAustralia
5,589Martina HayesAustralia
5,588Alicia TimmsAustralia
5,587Shannon Allan
5,586Aletta SinoffUnited StatesI have a son with autism, my mother was deaf and I am an SLP. Communication is the gateway to a meaningful life.
5,585Effie CharalambousAustralia
5,584Alison RoweAustraliaI work with people who are non-verbal and using alternative communication strategies is integral to their lives.
5,583Mary NelUSACommunication is the foundation we all rely on for creating our lives - individually and collectively.
5,582Stefania Makara
5,581Noreen HyreUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist and a mother/sister/aunt/daughter. It MATTERS!
5,580Wendy 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.
5,579Amy WangCanada
5,578Danita Washington
5,577Siobhan 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.
5,576Sarah MudryCanadaI am a speech-langauge pathologist and see the difficulties my clients and their families face due to communication barriers everyday.
5,575Tamara SmithCanada
5,574Melissa McAllisterCanadaI am a speech language pathologist. This impacts my clients and the people around me every day!
5,573Jennifer PetrilloUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist
5,572Jo 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.
5,571ciera gianniUnited States
5,570hannah cowlesUnited KingdomI'm a SLT passionate about this campaign.
5,569Rhonda LeightonCanadaEveryone deserves the opportunity
5,568Tina McAlpinUSACommunication is the most fundamental need and right.
5,567Julie ProvencherCanada
5,566Renee BestUnited States
5,565Kelly CassanCanadaI am a speech language pathologist and I believe strongly in the right of all people to communicate.
5,564Marla 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.
5,563Angela BrownUSAI am a strong advocate for those with hearing and communication impairments. I am a speech-language pathologist.
5,562Edel 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.
5,561Andrew Facherty UKIt's a fundamental right.
5,560Melissa CarlillAustraliaEverybody deserves a voice.
5,559pauline siddallUKI am a speech and language therapist
5,558Tia-Alicia DewUSAWork with children with special needs
5,557Francesca SellarsScotlandCommunication is my best skill. I cannot imagine life without it.
5,556Grania BannonNorthern IrelandBecause as a speech & language therapist I see what impact a communication disabilty has not just on the individual but on their family
5,555samantha PayneUnited Kingdom
5,554Samantha 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
5,553sarvnaz taheriannew zealandI work with individuals with complex communication needs and I am passionate about equal human rights
5,552Aaron 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.
5,551Jude BrownAustralia
5,550Toni Hargan
5,549Chris LilwallEnglandI work with children with learning disabilities
5,548Sue 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.
5,547Stephanie Andrews England Good communication helps to maintain good mental health which is my area of interest
5,546P JonesAustralia
5,545M JAustralia
5,544Jeremy SparrowNew ZealandIt's always better if you can communicate
5,543Leslie Caffaro
5,542Kristin MuellerAustraliaSpeech Pathology student
5,541Joan ChambersCanada
5,540Archana 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.
5,539Rajni ChandranAustralia I have son who has autism. He uses a communication device to speak. I run a support organisation for people with similar issues.
5,538Barbara ReidCanadaCommunication is the most basic of all human needs. It must be protected and supported in those who are vulnerable.
5,537Geraldine SugiuraCanadaCommunication is essential to belonging to a community
5,536Alexis Bernstorff
5,535michelle baverstockUnited Kingdomeveryone has the right to be heard
5,534CAROL SINTONUnited KingdomMy son uses VOCA as his method of communication and the first device he was life changing for all of us
5,533Julie EvansCanada
5,532Anne AssalyCanada
5,531Kate Stevenson
5,530Holly GusnowskyCanadaPeople need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential
5,529Deborah Coates-BrackenCanadaEveryone needs a means to communicate.
5,528Jody 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.
5,527Amanda 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.
5,526Judy 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.
5,525Tammy-Jo MortensenCanadaEveryone needs the right communicate. My nephew has apraxia and has been discriminated by the school system.
5,524zubeen dharshiCanadaI am Speech Language Pathologist and truly believe in this.
5,523Donna 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.
5,522Doreen HarcusCANADAEven those who can communicate don't do it enough. Every system breaks down without communication.
5,521Laura 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.
5,520Debra 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
5,519Ashraf EmamBahrainI have a communication issue
5,518Rosalyn McCallum Scotland because I see firsthand the impact of communication difficulties everyday in my work
5,517Jennifer MurphyUnited KingdomI am a Speech & Language Therapist. Everyone should have the right to be allowed to communicate.
5,516Monica 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.
5,515Nikki 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.
5,514Danielle RapleyAustraliaCommunication is VITAL
5,513Francesca TummeyUKcommunication is the basis of everything
5,512Leora BenjaminAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist this is clearly a passion of mine & I strongly agree in the declaration.
5,511Craig SuosaariAustraliait sort of seems self evident - I want everyone to communicate
5,510deborah 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
5,509Rebecca 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.
5,508Shannon HillAustraliaAfter all we're all human beings
5,507Bryanna HallAustralia
5,506Madeleine 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!
5,505Jane WarburtonAustraliaI am studying to be a speech pathologist
5,504Samantha Carr AustraliaAs a Speech Pathology student I firmly believe everyone has a right to communicate and everyone has something to say!
5,503Elissandra MunhozAustraliaThis issue should matter to every citzen. Communication is an essential in any society.
5,502Geneviève LeclercCanadaC'est tout simplement fondamental !
5,501Jessica 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
5,500Alison JobUnited KingdomEveryone deserves the right to be able to communicate in their own unique way
5,499EMILLIE MILLERUKBecause communication leads to community, understanding and mutual valuing
5,498Josephine ForrestAustralia
5,497sarita singhUnited Kingdomin order to slove conflicts across the borad and at every level in all respects
5,496Ann EllisEnglandI work with children with speech, language and communication needs.
5,495Carmen MolinaVenezuela
5,494Maureen 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.
5,493LESLEY CHERRIMANSCOTLANDCommunication is a basic human right for each and every one of us enabling us to make the most basic life choices
5,492Sarah 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.
5,491Priscilla LebeauCanada
5,490Marie-Ève MascoloCanada
5,489Jenny 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
5,488Michael Mosca
5,487Tiffany TraskUnited States
5,486Lisa LeonhardtBC
5,485Deb Gwynnbc
5,484Amita KhuranaBC
5,483Helen JacksonUnited Kingdombecause I work with students who have communication difficulties and I know how important it is to get the correct support and help
5,482Alisha DickeyUnited StatesAs a speech-language pathologist, I help to provide opportunities for those with communication disorder to communicate. Every person should have a "voice."
5,481Kirsten HartUKI am a Speech and Language Therapist and work to advocate for those with communication disorders
5,480laura mooneynew zealand
5,479Eirini RodiUnited KingdomTeacher of Special Educational Needs and Link worker
5,478AMY REALEYEnglandI work with children who have communication impairments
5,477Afasic ScotlandScotland
5,476Laurie Arum BeharTurkeyCommunication is a basic human right and I would like to shed more light on communication disorders in Turkey.
5,475Suzanne GuerinAustraliaEveryone has the right to be able to communicate. For us to not to provide support is simply wrong!
5,474pam smithenglandbecause everyone has the right to be able to communicate in whatever way they can.
5,473denis 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.
5,472Helen 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
5,471gemma chappleUnited Kingdomi work with children with slcn
5,470Louise StoneUKthe right to communicate is to be a human
5,469Jane-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.
5,468James SherlockAustraliaSon has autism
5,467Julie QuinnAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right.
5,466Erica Levinson
5,465Sarah 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
5,464Dale JasinaUSACommunication is a basic human need.
5,463christian hebronUnited KingdomI am a teacher
5,462clair ransonenglandi work with children who have many differing communcation difficulties - cerebal palsay / autism
5,461Christopher 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.
5,460helen shumilinontarioThe ability to communicate enables one to make connections and build relationships which are necessary for mental health and self esteem
5,459Sharon WallUnited KingdomFor all the reasons listed below
5,458Gillian HindmarshEngland
5,457Laura GoodwinAs an Early Years Practitioner, signing tutor and a parent, I see the value and importance of communication everyday.
5,456Katrina 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.
5,455Natalie MasonUnited KingdomI work with the youngest children and believe the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right that we must work to support
5,454Linda HarbottleUKI work with children with communication impairments
5,453Lynda ShawUKEveryone has the right to express their wishes, needs, hopes and fears.
5,452Kirsty Witherspoon
5,451kathryn fawcusuk
5,450Nina WilliamsonUnited KingdomIt's something that we do everyday and take for granted that everyone can do.
5,449Gemma EastUKI'm a Speech and Langauge Therapist
5,448Ashley WearUnited KingdomEmployed in the SEND sector
5,447MARIAN DOHERTYUKI work with Deaf people who use various methods of communication
5,446Karl AdamsonEnglandCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities. People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential.
5,445Susan FisherUKI work with children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
5,444Jayne PrattUnited KingdomI work with children under 5 in a Day Nursery and see so many with communication problems
5,443Jayne HumphreysEngland
5,442Alan DonaldsonEnglandNobody should be denied their right to communicate.
5,441Ruth 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.
5,440Carol Harrison U.K.Because i support vulverable people some of who have communications difficulties
5,439Tanya 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
5,438Sue PinfoldUnited KingdomI work with children and young adults who have specific language disorders .
5,437Michael WardAustraliaI support people who have communication difficulties and for them to communicate is very important
5,436Andy ThomsonEnglandAs a speech and language therapist, I am passionate about giving people the means to communicate their needs, wants and feelings.
5,435ESCAL-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.
5,434Patricia WatsonUKI work with communication disadvantage people first hand and see how this effects their activities of daily living
5,433Jackie 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
5,432Rebecca HoweAu
5,431Lynn Thompson
5,430jackie wilsonDisabled Grandson
5,429 mary gallenEnglandEveryone has the right to communicate and be understood.
5,428Kevin TaylorUnited KingdomWork for a charity - video production
5,427Lesley ProutEnglandCommunication is vital to children's development and education. If we don't support their communication children are unlikely to reach their potential.
5,426Teresa VenessEnglandI work in speech and language therapy and understand the importance of communication
5,425keith maddisonukbecause it should
5,424Louise SOUTHUKwe are a developing world - we need to communicate
5,423Ian BurkeUnited Kingdom
5,422Claire 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.
5,421Maria ClarkeEnglandI am passionate about raising awareness of the importance of understanding SLCNs
5,420Joanne ThomasTyne & WearSo much can be done to help everyone have a voice these days and no one should be denied that.
5,419LYNN WatsonEngI am a HT of an SEN school. Children have a right to a voice! Communication is a fundamental need.
5,418ANN 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.
5,417Gemma ButlerEnglandEveryone has the right to communicate.
5,416Jo Huntunited kingdomeverybody deserves a voice and the right to free speech regardless of current functional ability
5,415Hazel MarshallUKAs a parent of a deaf child I know first hand how difficult life is when there is a communication difficulty.
5,414Gillian 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.
5,413Sheila 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.
5,412Jacqueline 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!
5,411Deborah ShortUnited KingdomI am a speech and Language Therapist and believe strongly that everyone has a right to communicate and be heard!
5,410Debbie ZagoriaUnited KingdomI'm a Speech and Language Therapist
5,409Elaine ParkerGBI see the issues of families struggling with communication & their lack of quality of life.
5,408Jodie TatlowEnglandSLT
5,407Nicola MasefieldI teach children with SLCN
5,406Sally PalmerEnglandI work with children and understand the difficulty they have achieveing their potential if their communication skills are impaired.
5,405Jojo ByrneUnited KingdomWorking with children with Speech and Language difficulties highlight the importance of this issue for me
5,404Janet BoultbeeAustralia Equality of opportunity: Human rights; my life's work
5,403Joanne 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.
5,402Heidi 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
5,401Trudi GreenWorcestershire
5,400Birgit 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.
5,399Donna Griffiths
5,398eva kornits
5,397Emily 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!
5,396Karen LaiCanadaI live with a communication disability
5,395Ponnampalam SrikanthaAustraliaRacisim can play a big role in communication as the people tend ignore your views due to your back ground
5,394Edit 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.
5,393Lynda Barling-DayAustraliaWe all deserve a voice
5,392Emma MooreAustralia
5,391Monica 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!!!
5,390Liana 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.
5,389Emily HansenAustraliaI know many children with speach or other disabilities and feel that they don't always get listened to in the right way.
5,388Blathnaid O ConnorIrelandI am a speech and language therapy student so I care about people's ability to communicate.
5,387Katie 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.
5,386JANICE ALEXANDERCanadabecause being unable to communicate is as much or more of a disability as any physical one
5,385Wendy MacDonaldCanada
5,384Susan 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.
5,383Debra DougherUnited StatesVery close friends of mine have hearing disabilities and I wanted to support them in any way that I can.
5,382Liz 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
5,381Sandy 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.
5,380Pam ButlerEnglandAs a teacher in a special school, communication as a fundamental human right is very important to me.
5,379MICHAEL CATTELLENGLANDFAIR TO ALL
5,378Anne-Belle EstevesukI teach in a secondary school and communication is the key to success.
5,377michelle o'tooleUnited Kingdom
5,376Jan 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.
5,375Yasmin TaylorEnglandI take a huge interest in communication and would like to persue a career in speech therapy
5,374Don HarwoodUnited KingdomMy son has a communication impairment which affects his ability to communicate.
5,373Alison HarwoodUnited KingdomMy son has a communication impairment which affects his ability to communicate.
5,372Nada 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!
5,371Sarah 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.
5,370Patrícia AlmeidaPortugal
5,369Rosalind BrownUKWorking with youngsters with SLD and AAC users shows me how essential language is to well being and quality of life.
5,368Cathy 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.
5,367Susan 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.
5,366Benita SmithUnited KingdomBecause, as a speech and language therapist, I saw how disabling communication problems could be.
5,365Isabel 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
5,364Elisa 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.
5,363Anne MurdockN IrelandI am a speech and Language Therapist working with people with learning disability and communication impairment
5,362Manon TrudelCanadaAs an audiologist, some hearing impaired have difficulty communicating with their love ones until they have access to proper services.
5,361Jenny NearyIreland
5,360Jennifer DunneIrelandCommunication is a basic right and is something that everyone deserves.
5,359Catherine EllicottEnglandIt is a basic entitelemet for all children, which supports learning and development
5,358Elizabeth 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.
5,357Kathleen 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.
5,356Kathleen 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.
5,355Nicolette Joubert
5,354Jia-Yu YeoAustraliaI believe that the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right.
5,353Matthew RoderickNew ZealandBecause communication is what makes us human
5,352Greg 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.
5,351Mansour Mohajer-AnsariAustraliaCommunication will unit humans from all walk of life & will eleminate lots of disputs/misunderstanding. will bring people closer to real unity worldwide.
5,350Claire CahalanAustralia
5,349Cecilia RossiAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist
5,348Bobbie FullerUSAI have family members and people in my community whom suffer from communication barriers.
5,347Shirani GomesAustraliacommunication in any form allows for human connection which is fundametal to life itself.
5,346Eugene McGarrellAustraliaThis aligns with my values
5,345Tanya Deuce
5,344Jodie DavisAustraliaIt is impossible to get through a day without communicating (verbally and non verbally) with the people around you
5,343Morgan LundAustralia
5,342Tamara HallAustralia
5,341Kathryn McKinleyAustraliaCommunication is a basic right!
5,340Natalie AlboresAustraliaIt's a basic human right everyone should be able to access
5,339Linda Worrall
5,338Madison LuehmanAustraliaVital to social, emotional and physical health
5,337jackie donovanirelandhuman rights issue
5,336Janet McNeillAustraliaEveryone deserves the right to be able to communicate to the fullest extent of their ability.
5,335Shirley jimenez eaglesAustralia
5,334Natalie BergAustraliaCommunication is connection! Communication is life.
5,333Amy SimpsonAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right for everyone!
5,332Sarah BowmanAustraliaEveryone should be able to communicate their needs and wants!
5,331Rial KidsonAustralia
5,330Con Kalavritinos
5,329Francesca GuliItalyI am a Speech and language Therapist. Raising awareness of this issue is extremely important.
5,328SOPHIE 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.
5,327Noelle 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.
5,326Kevin 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.
5,325Shelley 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.
5,324Nicolas RouleauCanadaHearing and Cochlear implant.
5,323Alice DavineAustralia
5,322Craig AbbsBristolTeacher of pupils who are non verbal pmld pupils
5,321Rita 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!
5,320Janet 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.
5,319Segerien DonnerRwandaI am a speech therapist
5,318Kirsty GriffithsUK
5,317Kate GanderUK
5,316Lorraine 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.
5,315Jenny HayesUKI'm a speech and language therapist
5,314Jessica CassityMaryland
5,313Megan DavidUKEverybody deserves the chance to communicate in whatever way is possible for them :)
5,312James D'OlleyUnited Kingdom
5,311Clare LucasCommunication isn't always easy but is always important and is often the difference between inclusion and exclusion.
5,310Adesola Amusan
5,309Louise CrippsUKSo many of our basic human rights are affected if people are not given the opportunity to communicate
5,308Rob 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.
5,307Laura RobinsonUnited KingdomMy sister could not communicate because of her physical condition. Being able to communicate is a neccessity of life, human or otherwise.
5,306Michelle ValleeCanada
5,305Serge merciercanada
5,304heather carpenterI'm a speech-language pathologist!
5,303David BishopUnited KingdomThe ability to Communicate is a basic right. Lack of or poor communication is behind most problems today
5,302Michelle DunneIrelandMy Nanna gradually lost her ability to communicate owing to Pseudo Bulbar Palsy, a rare and debilitating disease.
5,301catherine hillisBecause every child has the right to communicate and be understood
5,300Fionnuala 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.
5,299Claire O'ConnorAustraliaAphasia is a chronic disease and people with aphasia have a right to services to support their communication needs.
5,298Jessica 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.
5,297Corey 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.
5,296Diane WhiteUnited KingdomI work with young children
5,295Dylan HaydenUnited Kingdom
5,294Jan GeorgesonUKI have worked with many children who have found it difficult to communicate
5,293John Macfarlane Ireland I work with people with communication problems.
5,292Yi Wen AngAustralia
5,291Christina Fekete
5,290Monica 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.
5,289Fiona 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?
5,288Grace wieczorskiAustralia
5,287faye scanlanAustralia
5,286jessica CLEWSnew zealandi'm a speech therapist - communication is my job, my passion and my life!
5,285Clare EastwoodAustraliacommunication is key to a basic human right
5,284Danielle FlatleyAustralia
5,283Joanna FreemanAustralia
5,282Jessica MatovAustralia
5,281Kate 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.
5,280Gayl ScullyAustralia
5,279Lana BusbyAustraliaI believe everybody has the right to communicate
5,278Anastasia ReiterUSATo be able to share and communicate ideas, feelings, knowledge, etc. with others- those are all miraculous gifts
5,277Stephanie Ruston
5,276Cyrena Bluck-madden
5,275Alison WinklerAustraliaWorking with children with communication impairments everyday, Communication creates social connection
5,274Tara ShemAustralia
5,273Bianca Wagnitz
5,272Sue 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.
5,271Terri AndersonAustraliaAdequate support to make this basic right available to all
5,270Kieran D'IserniaAus.Communication is central to all human beings, their sense of self, there ability to connect.
5,269Rachel 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.
5,268Stephi WestAustralia
5,267Kathryn Anderson
5,266Angela Kinsella-RitterAustraliaCommunication is certainly a basic human right!
5,265Alyce TuzaAustraliaEveryone should have equal rights
5,264Bronwyn SkateAustraliaCommunication is key to all humanity
5,263Jane KeoghScotlandWithout communication, a person has nothing, it is the key to life.
5,262Marianne HeidtmannUnited StatesAs a speech language pathologist, I recognize the right to be able to communicate and the need to receive therapy as needed.
5,261Alice SuterUSANoise-induced hearing loss is a barrier to communication that is so often neglected.
5,260Kathryn LintonScotlandI have a child with communication difficulties.
5,259Adriana LacerdaBrazilMy job! My Mission!
5,258Nancy VanDykeUnited StatesI have a child with a communication disability!
5,257Thais MorataUSAMy mission
5,256Kathryn Due JacobsenScotlandcommunication is vital to my quality of life. i have made my passion for communication my profession too.
5,255Gemma 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
5,254linda 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.
5,253Dawn FentonUKThe ability to communicate helps us show the person we are.
5,252Gemma WilsonScotlandI work with pople who have communication difficulties and know how it affects their lives.
5,251Sarah MccullochWalesPersonal experience
5,250Karin SorgUSACommunication is a basic human right.
5,249Christine BechelUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist.
5,248yvonne brookeswaleschild with SLI
5,247Rhona MatthewsScotland
5,246Clare 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.
5,245Anne MackeyCanadaI was born with a hearing problem in both ears. Hearing aids allow me to communicate.
5,244Julie 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.
5,243Emma 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.
5,242Isobel LewisI am a speech pathologist and feel very strongly that communication is a human right.
5,241FIONA HewerdineNZBecause we need to raise awareness for the silent community who matter to us all
5,240Karen VisserUnited KingdomI'm a speech and language therapist and the mother of a child with specific language impairment
5,239Ciara 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.
5,238Melanie McNairNorthern Ireland, UKI believe everyone has the potential and the right to be able to communicate in life!
5,237amanda bennettscotlandinclusive communication is a human rigght
5,236Stephanie 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.
5,235Talisha 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.
5,234Laura 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.
5,233Erin 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!
5,232Cassurina 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.
5,231Pure WebsterAustralia
5,230Rachael Di BellaAustraliaAs a speech pathologist in training I believe everyone has the right to be able to communicate.
5,229Prue BraundAustralia
5,228Anna HaireAustralia&i am a Speech Pathologist and I can see the impact of communication difficulties on peoples lives.
5,227Sarah CAustralia
5,226Teagan DwyerAustraliaCurrently studying Speech Pathology and learning how much communication affects your participation in life.
5,225Jasmin Delle BaiteAustraliaI am a training speech pathologist and am very passionate about our rights to communicate
5,224Katie PrendergastNSWCommunication is a vital part of the human experience and absolutely a basic right.
5,223gala ichkoKhovd
5,222Eman Al-JayehUnited States
5,221eman aljayehUnited States
5,220Sarah RumingAustraliaAs speech pathologist it is an issue close to me. I am passionate about communication.
5,219Daphne Machado
5,218Daniel 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.
5,217Danielle Pascoe
5,216Deb JamesAustralia
5,215Aleksandra BojceskiAustraliaCommunication is important
5,214Clare SutcliffeAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I could not be able to emphasise the importance of communication and been able to educate people about the importance
5,213Sarah CordingAustralia
5,212Ola AlsalmanUSA
5,211Gina CapriUnited StatesI work with children with communication disorders.
5,210Anne MaddenAustraliaFundamental need
5,209Kerry ChurchUSA I am a speech-language pathologist and I work with adults in a skilled nursing facility.
5,208Clare GrayAustraliaEveryone has a right to communication, we have a right to support all.
5,207Kelly Moore
5,206Megan BlumbergAustralia
5,205Kate DempseyAustraliaEveryone has the right to communicate
5,204Luke 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.
5,203Alessandra GianniniAustraliaCommunication is an essential life sustaining part of being a human.
5,202Amy WangAustraliaBasic human right
5,201Ronelle HutchinsonAustralia
5,200Robin WilsonAustraliaCommunication is a human right!
5,199Warren SullivanAustraliaMy granddaughters who are in my care both have communication difficulties one is non verbal and has major communication issues.
5,198Danielle KennedyAustralia It's a basic right to share and be heard!
5,197Kaye KinghamAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist who witnesses the impacts of communication impairment every day
5,196Kate EverittAustralia
5,195Kellie 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.
5,194Giulietta 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.
5,193Jenny WalshAustraliaCommunication is essential to life
5,192Jennifer AdamsAustraliaImportant for our clients and population in general
5,191Skye McGregor
5,190Kavitha ArumugamAustraliaI have gone through phases with big communication gaps and had no ways of fixing them due to political dramas.
5,189Marcel ReuxCanadaCommunication is vital for survival
5,188Jennifer KeelerUSAAs a speech language pathologist, my work is dedicated to helping people communicate.
5,187Andre 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!
5,186Jenna BraddickUkI'm a SLT.
5,185Madison NewtonUnited StatesI am a soon to be SLP
5,184Sharessa GutierrezUnited StatesCommunication is the GREATEST gift you can give someone! I am a SLP and I love what I do : )
5,183Sharon 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.
5,182Marie-Claude HarveyCanadaje travaille avec des enfants ayant des troubles cognitifs et ayant aussi des troubles de communication....
5,181Lauren NelsonUnited StatesAs a speech language pathologist I believe everyone is entitled to their voice, no matter what means they must take to be heard.
5,180Catarina DôroPortugalWe can't live without communicating!
5,179Marjorie Perreault
5,178Caroline AthertonEnglandTo communicate is our most fundamental of human capacities.
5,177Rowena 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.
5,176Kate Deveson
5,175Erin WhiteAustraliaEveryone should have the opportunity to communicate.
5,174Bronte PearceAustraliaI love communication!
5,173Melissa DerwinAustraliaBecause everyone should be able to speak and have their voice heard!
5,172Danielle Vasilovsky
5,171Emily JacksonAustralia
5,170Kim ReynardAustraliaBecause I'm a speech pathologist
5,169Ishani MiltonAustraliaTo be able to communicate is a basic right!!
5,168Andrea AllanAustralia
5,167Annabelle Wong Tai
5,166Jasvinder Sekhon AustraliaWe NEED to communicate for health.
5,165Jessica DimattinaAustralia
5,164Gemma De PlaterAustraliaA basic human right for all
5,163Theresa YaoHong Kong
5,162lizzie 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.
5,161Freya LadayciaUnited KingdomMy son has Specific Language Impairment.
5,160Marie-Claude DiamantCanada
5,159Blathnaid O ConnorIrelandAs an speech and language therapy student I care greatly about helping people to communicate and feel it is a basic right.
5,158Raymond NeaultCanada
5,157lyne paquinCanadaI work with aphasic patients.
5,156Martin BenoitCanada
5,155Francine KavourinosUnited StatesI am a Special Education Teacher working with students with speech needs!
5,154Harold Lai Kong Ling
5,153Nicole 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.
5,152Rodeina BecharaCanadaI am a speech therapist. I help with children communicate more effectively
5,151Lindy UsherUKmy stoke and aphasia
5,150Diane MorrisUnited KingdomI have Anomic Aphasia and an ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) due to stroke and have communication problems.
5,149JAne WongAustralia
5,148janice guyUnited KingdomI am a teacher in an ASD base.
5,147avi pudmanAustralia
5,146yohan lefort
5,145Jayne Lai Mauritius
5,144Julie Groulx-HoudeCanada
5,143Mylène ArsenaultCanadaJe suis orthophoniste et j'aimerais pouvoir mieux aider les gens atteints de troubles de la communication.
5,142Amelie 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.
5,141Eve NadeauCanada
5,140Jacqui 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.
5,139Emma 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.
5,138Oli CheadleUnited Kingdom
5,137Clare 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.
5,136Ricardo Dias FerreiraPortugalto raise awareness about our profession.
5,135Holly 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.
5,134Jo MarshallUnited KingdomI have 3 nephews on the spectrum along with other medical needs, and I work as a Teaching Assistant - SEN and PMLD
5,133Amlet Cashain DavidEnglandMy son is autistic
5,132Pauline NewtonUnited KingdomMy sister has aphasia she deserves to be listened to and not treated to 'does she take sugar'!
5,131Amanda BellisEnglandteach sen/pmld
5,130Beverly SeeleyEnglandEveryone needs a voice & I believe it's sometimes what we do & not what we speak.
5,129Karen WillisEnglandSpeech therapists helped my brother learn to speak properly
5,128Daniela 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.
5,127Jimmy LangUkI stammer
5,126julie libermanUnited Statesslp
5,125diane farnan great british it all matters to everthring dont you think.
5,124Marie-Claude GirouxCanadaI am a speech therapist.
5,123Carole-Anne Cadoret-LemieuxCanada
5,122Shelley 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.
5,121David 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.
5,120Lisa 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.
5,119Ginette LacroixCanadaLa communication est à la base de tout et ce, pour chaque individu!
5,118Ana Rita BebianoPortugal
5,117Marie-Luce LegaultCanadaAs a professionnel of the communication
5,116pamela Bateman-Lee Merseysidestroke, aphasia
5,115Nancy 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.
5,114steven newmanUKbecause i care
5,113Marie Plourde
5,112Julie BélangerCanada
5,111Latourelle Marie-ClaudeCanada
5,110Rachel GraingerUnited Kingdom
5,109Jane MaloneUSAI am a Speech-language Pathologist, mother, and grandmother.
5,108KEN CORDINGUnited KingdomI Have Aphasia !!!
5,107Lucy NobleUnited Kingdom
5,106Kate 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.
5,105Susan StrachanUnited KingdomCommunication is VITAL for all ages and to deny people that is wrong.
5,104Digna BankovskaUnited Kingdom
5,103Deyar Yasin
5,102Michael KoudounasI work for a disabled children's charity
5,101Miguel De sampaioSpainIt's a basic human right, we should all be able to communicate
5,100Judy MoonUKI care.
5,099Melissa JonesEngland As an SLT student, I can understand what communication can bring to someone's life.
5,098jennifer perez rojastrinidadis a human right.
5,097Catherine Roche
5,096Joanna BlundellUnited Kingdom
5,095Yvonne CowanN.Irelandbecause it is a basic human right
5,094Victoria HarrisUnited Kingdom
5,093Caroline LaytonUnited KingdomBecause everyone deserves to be heard.
5,092Helen 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
5,091james watersUnited Kingdom
5,090Peter RowbottomUKBasic human right
5,089Bec CaseyAustraliaPeople's basic right to communication is breached daily. It's simply not good enough
5,088Gemma 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.
5,087Leigh 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.
5,086Lucy DipperUKI'm an academic in SLT and work with clients who have aphasia
5,085lucy morganUnited KingdomIt should matter to all of us, across the world.
5,084Erin HowesAustralia
5,083Colin PayneEngland
5,082SIMON HENDERSONUnited Kingdom
5,081Bernadette StricklandUnited Kingdom
5,080Sally McVickerUnited KingdomCommunication is the essance of our humanity
5,079James 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.
5,078Laura Monro-SmithUnited KingdomI am a student SLT
5,077Louise HonckUnited KingdomI believe that every person has the ability to communicate and needs opportunity to unlock this
5,076Chris AllenUK
5,075Danny 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
5,074Jeshu ChauhanUK
5,073Lorraine DearlingUK
5,072Surbhi Mathur
5,071Jill NicholsonUK
5,070Catherine SutcliffeUK
5,069Danielle CrankUKMy brother is autistic-People need to change the way they communicate with those who struggle to,and their attitudes to them.
5,068Gennie PolleyUK
5,067Prashamsa BhatteaUK
5,066Jane NichollsUK
5,065Celine McCatneyUK
5,064Aneesa MerchantUK
5,063Sreena DacUK
5,062Samantha FieldUK
5,061Chrysanthos PoullikasUK
5,060Leo DesaUK
5,059Rosalynd GourgeyUK
5,058maria JurascheckUK
5,057Rhiannon HalfpennyUK
5,056Shelley VivianAustralia
5,055Fiona WhelanAustralia
5,054Clodagh 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.
5,053Emily MarshallAustralia
5,052Jessica GudenusUnited KingdomI am a communication professional but also have a brother with language delay and a mother who suffered a stroke
5,051Adrian 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
5,050Karen 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.
5,049Sophie WalshAustraliaI am a speech pathology student
5,048Nahil ChidiacAustraliaClose to my heart
5,047Kate PerryAustraliaEverybody has the right to communicate! #SLP2B
5,046Danielle 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.
5,045Dianne ChainAustraliaCritically important to optimum quality of life for all people to be supported to communicate their needs.
5,044Sally AsfourAustraliamy daughter has Angelman syndrome and the prospect is she will be non verbal. . communication is a basic human right whatever way it is.
5,043Vicky FrostellAustralia
5,042Becky Johnsonunited kingdom
5,041Hannah DoubledayUnited Kingdom
5,040faye 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
5,039Sian CouperEnglandI am a Speech and Language Therapist
5,038Jules 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.
5,037Samantha BerryUnited KingdomMy son communicates with PECS picture exchange communication system
5,036Audra WalkerUnited StatesCommunication is KEY!
5,035Tanya GallagherUSAYes
5,034Non BarnesUkI am a speech and language therapist
5,033Caroline 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.
5,032Stephanie BlackGuernseyEveryone deserves the right to be understood
5,031Anna TrehaneUnited Kingdom
5,030Danielle WaterworthEnglandMy Brother has SLI and I want to do all I can to help him succeed.
5,029Zoe MortonNorthern IrelandAs a speech and language therapist I am extremely passionate about people's fundamental right to communicate their needs
5,028Rubina 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
5,027Jo BoltonUK
5,026Eve WaggUnited KingdomI believe that every child should have the ability to communicate to the best of their ability
5,025Karen ParkerAustraliaCommunication rights are fundamental human rights and speech pathology projects which facilitate communication must be supported by our elected representatives.
5,024Verena WahlGermanyI think it is very important to raise public awareness of communication disorders!
5,023SHARON 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.
5,022werquin bernardFrance
5,021degobert olivierfrance
5,020Simon ParkinsonUnited KingdomThis matters as it is a fundamental human right to be able to communicate
5,019Jacqueline Sweeney United KingdomI support people with learning disabilities many of whom communication plays a key feature in their daily lives.
5,018Penny LlewellynUKI have worked with lots of people with non verbal communication and have seen the problems this can cause
5,017jill moffatrelatives with speech and language difficulties
5,016Jake McLeodUnited Kingdom
5,015Margaret Mary SmithIreland
5,014Patricia 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
5,013marie mcgaleNI
5,012Maurice FitzgeraldNI
5,011Jasleen KaurAustraliastudying speech pathology
5,010Allison SpriggsUnited KingdomEveryone needs a voice and needs to be heard
5,009Kate 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.
5,008Una BrownUnited KingdomCommunication
5,007Florence Jane LABWOUnited KingdomDisability can be a source of signficant disadvantage & Inequality
5,006Carine TiewSingaporeIt is an innate human need to be heard and understood.
5,005Svetlana GoncharenkoRussia
5,004Ruth 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.
5,003William 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
5,002Victoria WadsworthUKI'm a Speech and Language Therapist. Being able to communicate is a fundamental life skill which impacts on and affects everything!
5,001philip 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.
5,000Silvana EnculescuBelgium
4,999ILKNUR MAVİSTURKEYı am a speech and language therapist in Turkey; we treat communication disorders. Each human has his/her right to communicate.
4,998Gus GarsideUKMy area of work is in the arts. The arts are about communicating across differences
4,997Janet McGookinnorthern Irelandyes it is extremely important
4,996Tom Roger RamsoskarNorway
4,995Ragna B LangloNorwayParent and professional ICT
4,994Carolyn StewartNorthern IrelandEveryone should have the opportunity to communicate
4,993Dimity Morrisaustraliamy grandson 3yrs old has angelman syndrome and is non verbal
4,992Kim DanksSouthMy sister has learning disability and mental illness
4,991Myra BerloffUnited StatesPeople with communiication needs need to be considered as we move forward toward full inclusion of all our citizens
4,990irene Fitzgeraldirelandit's so important to be able to communicate and for this basic need in human beings to be acknowledged.
4,989Kara HuntAustraliaIts' s a human right to be able to communicate, be heard, be understood, be acknowledged. Being ignored is cruel.
4,988Kelly RemilyUSI am a Speech Language Pathologist
4,987Julia ColangeliCanada
4,986Aneeta MenonAustraliaHuman Rights, yo.
4,985Leone JoyAustraliaI work with people with disability and see how the ability to communicate can transform lives.
4,984Jessica 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.
4,983Lisa CampbellAustralia
4,982Sherri GilbertCanadaThe world needs to communicate to survive.
4,981A. CokeCanadaIt is a basic human right.
4,980Ana 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
4,979Elaine BarrettIrelandSlt student - language lover - communication as human right
4,978Sandra ConroyAustraliaCommunication is a way tool for inclusion in all aspects of life.
4,977kate andrewsaustralia
4,976Ana 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!!
4,975Carol SeetoAustralia
4,974david starrAustraliaWe are fundamentally beings of communication, if our rights to communicate are diminished we are living not as free humans of earth
4,973Susan PrestonAustralia
4,972Linda 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.
4,971Rita DubeCanadaBecause communication underlies all that we do
4,970Joanna WadeyUKI am an SLT and I have seen the impact of communication impairment firsthand.
4,969Bethan Williams
4,968Lissa Power-deFurUSAI am a speech-language pathologist and have seen first-hand the effect of communication challenges on individuals' ability to actualize their potential.
4,967Faith StaggeUnited StatesI am studying communication disorders.
4,966Megan SuttonCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathologist and devote my life to helping people communicate.
4,965Jessica Del GenioCanadaI'm a student SLP
4,964Hannah 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.
4,963Ann FritzUnited States
4,962Alex 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.
4,961Erin Diggins
4,960Kimberly 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.
4,959Keagan FrancisUnited StatesLanguage study has been a big part of my life and this is very much a part of it
4,958Marjan RadovicYugoslavia
4,957Martha RiceCanadaI'm an S-LP who works to support communication health
4,956Amanda AndradeUSAI am an SLP. Aiding in the improvement of communication of individuals is what I strive for.
4,955Fadia Farah
4,954Amanda 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!
4,953Sabrina LabontéQuébec
4,952Fauzia AbdallaKuwaitI believe this is the least that can be done -Communication means being human! Thank you for initiating this!
4,951Karen IpAustraliaI am a speech pathologist. Everyone should be given an opportunity to communicate, that's why our community and our world are formed.
4,950Lisa ChapmanWalesIm a Speech & Language Therapist working with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
4,949Barbara RedmondNorthern IrelandI feel communication is vital to all people. We need to upport those with communication difficulties
4,948Shefali SaldanhaUK
4,947Carol PuyaltoSpain
4,946Bruce NorfolkwalesEverybody has the right to be heard in what ever form of communication they use
4,945Hilary Emery CEO, National Children's BureauUK
4,944anuja kapadia katrakindia
4,943Dympna JohnstonUnited KingdomI know parents who are advocating on a daily basis for their children who have communication problems
4,942Sandrina CarvalhoPortugalI'm speech-language pathologist
4,941Laura Coyne
4,940Tam MorrisonAustraliaSpeech pathologist
4,939Tracey WaterworthUnited KingdomSon has SLI
4,938sharon guiryireland
4,937lisa cairnsAustraliai work with young children with disabilities and see how communiction is essential for quality of life
4,936Cathy JeffriesAustraliaThe ability to communicate provides the opportunity for equality. Without communication, there is no equality for humanity.
4,935Carol IsmailAustralia
4,934glenda 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
4,933Karmen La Dru-SmithI am a Speech Pathology student and know these issues to be true.
4,932Francis TremblayCanadaBecause people suffering from communication disorders are truly handicaped and lose what make them human beinga
4,931Ashleigh 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.
4,930Simone LeesAustraliaI am studying Speech Pathology at uni and feel that everyone deserves the right to be able to effectively communicate.
4,929Joanie RoyCanadaSlp
4,928Jordan WintersUnited StatesI'm a SLP who lives to help others communicate!
4,927Nicolas RoyCanadaIt's important
4,926Susan 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.
4,925Susan PadgettNew ZealandI teach special needs children.
4,924Marcella van MourikAustralia
4,923Johane RakotoarimananaCanada
4,922Emma Quinn
4,921Hrvoje BudimirUSAAdult with stutter
4,920Ashlee SingletonAustralia
4,919Laura Johns
4,918Tayla EvansAustraliaAs a speech pathology student I believe it's a human right to communicate
4,917Victor BouthillierCanada
4,916Jordana StanfordAustraliaCommunication is the vital.
4,915Claire FaganAustralia
4,914Sophie AudyCanada
4,913Emma PowerAustraliaCommunication is the currency of relationships, the self and empowerment
4,912Gabrielle Kègle ProvencherCanada
4,911karine leblanccanadastudying in speech pathologist
4,910Tricia SimonUnited KingdomI'm a speech and language therapist and see the powerful difference that improving communication makes for the individuals I support.
4,909Ariane Tremblay
4,908Émilie DesrosiersCanadaBecause I'm a speech therapist
4,907Ayesha ZebWest SussexI am a Speech and Language Therapist
4,906Gary BernardIt's a human right.
4,905Katrin LaueGermanyI'm a speech therapist...
4,904Amélie BriseboisCanadaI'm a speech and language pathologist. Communication is one of the thing that makes us human.
4,903Harriet SmithUnited Kingdomcommunication is key!
4,902Annie-Claude ArbourCanada
4,901Peter LittleAustralia
4,900Jessica HealyUnited States of AmericaBecause I do believe the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right, and I will be a future SLP!:)
4,899Laurie-May LangevinCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist so I see how people with a communication impairment are affected.
4,898Mickaëlle MévelQuébec
4,897Claudia LapointeCanada
4,896Marie-Ève St-Onge
4,895Jessica JakobeUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist
4,894Lynsey PippenUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Pathologist
4,893John AdamsonUSACommunication is the beginning of any solution to any human problem.
4,892Barbara HowardUnited States
4,891Sally PlozzaAustraliacommunication is essential in life.
4,890Jacqueline SmithAustraliaI am a teacher and I know that speech and language skills are essential for development of literacy skills.
4,889Paul StalenhoefAustralia Effective communication between people eases the difficulty of a physically painful and socially challenging life.
4,888Tessa 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!
4,887Caroline 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
4,886Anne PowellIreland
4,885mary coakleyirelandI worked with children with communication difficulties
4,884Kathryn HurleyAustralia
4,883Victoria WalkerAustraliaCommunication is everything we do, it is vital to all, we need to help raise the importance and people's awareness
4,882Claire AdairUnited KingdomWe are social beings - communication is a vital part of each one of us
4,881rosemary MctaggartUnited Kingdom
4,880Jasmine MoukacharAustraliaI work with children with complex disabilities and am passionate about the pledge
4,879Aoife LaneIrelandBecause it matters to those who have difficulty communicating
4,878Dabah MoukacharAustraliaI value the power of communication
4,877Ann Parker
4,876Jon 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.
4,875Julia RhodesUK
4,874Dane Averyevery parwnt deserves to be able to cumminicaye with their children
4,873Joanne BairdN.IrelandIm an SLT
4,872Rachel FewAustraliacommunication is a basic human right! we all deserve to communicate
4,871Emma RewaldAustralia
4,870Richard ThomasUK
4,869Jennifer 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.
4,868Shane GrinsellUnited KingdomI am an NQP Speech and Language Therapist
4,867Danel TaintonUK
4,866Ranu AliUK
4,865Josiane Bourgeois-MarcotteCanada
4,864Mary BupUK
4,863Donna HogbenUK
4,862Karen BrockWales
4,861Gary SempleUK
4,860Kerry PotterUK
4,859Kimberly 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.
4,858Theresa GonzalezPhilippinesMy daughter is a speech pathologist
4,857Neil Thompson
4,856Sharon 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.
4,855Paul denboroughAustralia
4,854Jessica Farne SangAustralia
4,853Penny 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.
4,852Catherine KeenAustralia
4,851Emma Minchin
4,850Janice NathanUSASister to a brother with autism
4,849Marie HémondCanada
4,848Alexandra ArsenaultCanada
4,847Sandra TremblayCanada
4,846Janelle ParkAustralia
4,845Tania CarpentierCanada
4,844Amelie Wilkey-Audetcanadai'm an audiologist
4,843Catherine BanksNew ZealandBecause people take it for granted
4,842Josée Roy-LafranceCanada
4,841Justine Tremblay
4,840Laura ThiviergeCanadaJe suis une future orthophoniste !
4,839Laurie Bourassa
4,838Helen 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.
4,837Elaine 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.
4,836Anne DonovanAustraliaHuman rights and their preservation is most important to me.
4,835Robyn ScullyAustraliaCommunication is a necessary part of life for every person.
4,834Emma NeaveAustraliaThe abillity to communicate is a basic human right.
4,833Claire 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.
4,832Loretta JohnstonAUSTRALIAThe opportunity to communicate IS a basic human right!
4,831Lauren O'MearaAustralia
4,830Maripier Lavoie-LévesqueCanadaCommunication is the essence of every living being
4,829Sandra LarocheCanadaJe suis orthophoniste et je constate quotidiennement l'importance de la communication dans le quotidien des gens.
4,828Méluzie RuestCanadaI'm a speech language therapist.
4,827Judith MasséCanadai'm a future audiologist (student)
4,826Simon WhiteheadWales
4,825Grace Chan
4,824Noémie DandurandCanada
4,823Anna CareyUK
4,822Jennifer 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.
4,821Maxine 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.
4,820sarah brownenglandi agree
4,819Alice 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.
4,818Rebecca BegganEnglandBecause everybody should have the opportunity to be able to communicate eff
4,817Nicola 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.
4,816Amanda CoxAustralia
4,815Stephanie GilliganIreland
4,814Melissa Bambachi
4,813Geraldine 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.
4,812Sarel EthierCanada
4,811Ian 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.
4,810Nada 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.
4,809Lauren 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.
4,808Annemarie Martin
4,807Julie JamiesonNorthern IrelandAs a parent of a son with severe learning disabilities who has no verbal communication and limited makaton communication is vital
4,806Charlotte HughesIrelandI'm using my voice to help you imagine losing yours.
4,805Marie-Claude DussaultCanadaI'm a speech langage pathologist and I am fortunate enough to be able to communicate...
4,804Georgina LinscottUnited Kingdom
4,803Amélie Gagnon Canada
4,802France-Helene SignoriCanadaC'est un droit essentiel à l'être humain, son essence même.
4,801Erin LongUSAI'm an SLP and a human being!
4,800Madeline 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!
4,799Sophia ThibaudeauAustraliaCommunication is not a gift. It is a right.
4,798Simon 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.
4,797Allen BrindleUnited Kingdom
4,796Marie-Claude GodinCanadaThis is the reason why I work, allowing people to communicate.
4,795Kate PepperrellEnglandI'm a SLT.
4,794Kelly BawdenUnited States
4,793Stacy LumEvery voice should be heard.
4,792Donna HogbenUK
4,791Gary SempleUK
4,790Gerard DavernUK
4,789Kleio KleidiUK
4,788Angela Da CostaUK
4,787Lida KouritaUK
4,786Anne-Marie CrayUKI am a Speech and Language Therapist
4,785Katja Berger
4,784Noel MathurUnited StatesSon with communication disorder
4,783Rowenac ConwayrAustraliaCommunication is the essence of being human.
4,782Joshua PietkiewiczUK
4,781Kundi SoniUK
4,780Nigel FeuyerUK
4,779Bharat PahilwariUK
4,778Meena NayarUK
4,777Sue Fenwick ElliottUK
4,776Tracy BestUK
4,775Sukru TorunTurkeyThe brain has innate ability to communicate..
4,774Amy 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.
4,773Tianah 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...
4,772Kate Salmon AustraliaI am a speech pathologist and passionate about my work
4,771Alison MathersNorthern Ireland
4,770Helen Cameron
4,769Nicola HastingsUKCommunication is a basic human right
4,768Isobel WellerUKIt is fundamental to relationships
4,767Natasha PerreAustraliaI am soon to be a registered speech therapist and believe that communication is the essence of human life- this making it a right.
4,766Gail Van TatenhoveUSA
4,765ELCIN TADIHAN OZKANTURKEYSPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
4,764marie-philippe LalibertéCanadaspeech therapy
4,763Sally CrowtherUK
4,762Michelle MartinUK
4,761Bambi GamiUK
4,760Bea BrennanUK
4,759Jenna MottinAustraliaCommunication is a human right!
4,758Lynne O'ConnellUK
4,757Didem AkyıldızTurkey
4,756Farah Taylor-ParmarUK
4,755Jarrad ArcherAustraliaMy wife works in the communication industry and I hear the stories of harship at home about patients
4,754Kristen ArcherAustraliaBeing a speech pathologist in the adult setting, I have a million reasons why everyone deserves to be able to communicate
4,753Roshani ShahUK
4,752Krishanthi SathanandanUK
4,751Cheryl YeAustralia
4,750Frances PearceUK
4,749Jessica HalleyKenya
4,748Louis John CapadosaUK
4,747Laila KhanUK
4,746Bülent Toğram
4,745Collieen KingUK
4,744Christine MastersonUK
4,743Victoria CampbellUnited Kingdom
4,742Rubina Al-SadiqUK
4,741Priscilla BawahUK
4,740Deniz KazanoğluTurkeyCommunication is the foundation of life.
4,739Tina NguyenAustralia
4,738Ceara GallagherN IrelandOur language is what makes us uniquely human. I am also a SLT
4,737Tumusiime JosephRwandaI am SLP who works in an area where people with communication disoders have challage and communication is important in life
4,736Kate FreemanEnglandI am a speech and language therapist and a mother
4,735Emily Lim
4,734Anna O'GradyIrelandIt is a basic right for everyone
4,733Jemima FlegoAustraliaIt's my career
4,732Deborah GreenawayIrelandBecause communication is essential!
4,731Amanda Murphy
4,730Andrew BallUKThe ability to communicate is fundamental to living a happy and prosperous life. We must do all we can to support this issue
4,729Frances ClarkUnited KingdomI am a speech and language therapist and trainee auditory verbal therapist working.
4,728Ginnie WongAustraliaSpeech Pathology student. Communication is key to everything!
4,727Beth CardwellUnited Kingdom
4,726Rachel FrenchEnglandHow can anyone participate fully in society and treated as an equal if, for whatever reason, they are unable to communicate within that society.
4,725Sarah HoganUnited KingdomBecause I am human.
4,724Elizabeth MosesAustralia
4,723Anita 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.
4,722Victoria KosmacAustraliaSpeech pathology student and mother
4,721Florence YungCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist.
4,720Dina Newton-EdwardsUKI have family members who have problems with communication.
4,719Ria BernardUK
4,718Karen De LoreAustraliaTo ensure our communities live in peace and harmony with no barriers to all people within to communicate
4,717Genevieve SebattaUgandaCommunication is the key to opening the mind! I am a mother, teacher, and speech and language therapist.
4,716Peta BoothUnited KingdomI'm a Speech Pathologist
4,715Terry 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.
4,714Suzanne ClaireAustraliaSpeech is vital for a satisfying life in social, educational and employment aspects
4,713Amy NicholsonAustraliaI want to be a speech pathologist and believe everyone should get a voice
4,712Justine 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)
4,711LORNA SAWAUSTRALIA
4,710gabriela ferrerasCanadaLa communication est très important
4,709Marie-Helene Brody
4,708Aiesha 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.
4,707Catherine Normanaustralia
4,706ellen crookesaustralia
4,705Catherine LévesqueCanadai'll soon be a speech-language pathologist
4,704Lyne Beauchemincanada
4,703Édith 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.
4,702Genevieve Fafard
4,701Andréanne LemieuxCanadaBecause I believe speech and language therapists are essential in the society.
4,700Marie-Michel DesrochersFuture orthophoniste
4,699Amélie Labeau,eCanada
4,698Margaret CrawfordUSAI'm a speech-language pathologist. Communication is everything to me!
4,697Anne Moise-Richard
4,696Jacinthe ToupinCanadaI'm an SLP
4,695Alexandra TremblayCanada
4,694Michele AugerCanada
4,693Philippe FournierCanadaBecause to much people are affected by communication disorders! They have to be heard!
4,692Léa-Laurence DionneCanadaCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
4,691Lorie St-Amour
4,690Claudia-Lynn PelletierCanadaI'm a speech pathologist and i work with people with aphasia every day … communicate is life and define our identity!
4,689Agnès DartiailhCanadaI'm a speech language pathologist
4,688Cassandra DunnAustraliaEveryone deserves to be able to communicate effectively
4,687Briana McMillan Australia
4,686Sarah MassicotteCanadaPermettre aux gens de communiquer, c'est leur permettre de s'épanouir et d'atteindre leur plein potentiel.
4,685Melanie BriereCanadaJe suis audiologiste en devenir, la communication se situe au centre de mes préoccupations professionnelles.
4,684Amelie Renaud
4,683Elise FraserAustralia
4,682Aurelie DesjardinsCanadaI'm a speech language pathologist.
4,681Marylène DionneCanadaI'm a speech-language pathologist.
4,680Richard 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
4,679Elise BakerAustraliaCommunication = life
4,678Brooke 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.
4,677Kyla HudsonAustraliaI could not imagine not being able to communicate!
4,676Robyn Redman
4,675Jane SpeakeUKI'm a speech & language therapist, a mother & a grandmother, & a member of the human race!
4,674Elissa ThomsonAustralia I'm an advocate for patients and clients with communication disorders
4,673Michelle PickeringAustralia
4,672Tina EbertUnited StatesI'm a speech-language pathologist.
4,671Angela WallingtonAustraliathe people i support through work have communication difficulties and anything which can improve access to appropriate addiional support is always a good thing.
4,670Pádraig O'ConnorIrelandI work in health- speech and language, swallowing disorders
4,669Veronique 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.
4,668Alice KingAustralia
4,667Lauren WoodsAustralia
4,666Kimbra NeillAustraliaGood communication breaks down barriers
4,665Moira MageeIreland
4,664Yolanda MaudsleyAustraliaBecause I'm a speech pathologist student and I recognise the importance of communication and how everybody deserves to have this basic human right.
4,663Pamela SnowAustraliaCommunication difficulties are often invisible but underpin any everyday social, academic and vocational problems.
4,662Dr. Matthew Rouse
4,661Gemma MolesworthAustraliaBasic human right.
4,660Patricia Mc Quillan
4,659Neil HardingEnglandEveryone should be able to enjoy communicating with each other
4,658Jon ParkerEngland
4,657Gary JonesUKEveryone should have voice.
4,656Lisa CrankshawUKMy father has Parkinson's disease and one of my best friends has MS
4,655colette worthingtonAustraliaWe all have a right to language
4,654Anna Russell
4,653Rosaria StrazzeriAustraliaI see to many children and young people not participating or achieving basic milestones because of communication difficulty. more needs to be done to ensure every child is aptly supported with
4,652Nadine FraserEngland
4,651Dana ParryAustraliaEveryone deserves the right to be heard through any form of communication
4,650Jennifer BrophyIreland
4,649Brigitte MawdsleyAustralia
4,648Zac TaylorEnglandEveryone has the right to be understood
4,647Jennifer Hayton
4,646Penny HarrisonUk
4,645Hannah GoldenbergUnited KingdomI am an SLT who truly understands the importance of communication in any form.
4,644Loretta BancroftAustralIa
4,643Louise Seymour United Kingdom
4,642Patricia Duffy BarberIrelandI'm a mum and a speech and language therapist
4,641Rebecca MullenIreland
4,640Rachael McInerneyAustraliaI support children to communicate in my work and see the barriers they face. Communication is a right and the community needs to take responsibility for all communication impairments.
4,639melanie cross
4,638Sheryl WexlerUSA
4,637Lisa GuldstrandSwedenI am a special needs teacher and work with children between 1 and 6 years old. Many of the children I work with has specific language impairment and difficulties with speaking and learning language. Many of them are learning two languages or more and their parents are analfabets so they cant help. So my and the other teachers work is very important because we help this children to communicate.
4,636Vivienne WilliamsonNorthern IrelandAs a slt I want to make everyone aware of this basic human right
4,635Georgina WhiteUkCommunication is something that is so easily taken for granted!
4,634Diana James
4,633Gemma Williams UK Because we all have the right to communicate
4,632Chloe O'SullivanUKI am an Speech therapist working with people and families on a daily basis who deserve more than there is currently provision for.
4,631Sarah ParkerEngland Our little boy has severe language delay, I want to help him everyway we can and increase the understanding of other people to this cause.
4,630Sophie CampbellUnited Kingdom
4,629Mike RichardsUKSocial exclusion as a result of communication disability is unacceptable.
4,628Aislinn ByrneIreland
4,627Andrea QuantrillEngland My beautiful son has SL disorder and life is so tough for him and us as parents. All opportunities should still be at his feet - but they aren't without basic communication skills
4,626Tara LouviereUk
4,625helen shepherdUnited KingdomI'm an SLT and see how much impact communication or lack of can have
4,624Lisa-Jane MoodyAustralia
4,623Paul LindsayWales
4,622Aine ByrneIreland
4,621Rachel O'LearyIreland Communication is a basic human right. It is so much more than words!!
4,620Angela Mathew
4,619Anne-Michele GarneauCanadaAs a speach-language pathologist with children, I see daily the impacts of communication difficulties on the children's social interaction with their family and peers, their behavior and the development of their learning abilities.
4,618Tarin McElroyAustralia
4,617Jane NobleUkMy son has speech delay
4,616Jen CliffordUnited Kingdom
4,615Aliki SarafopoulouSwedenI' m a speech and language pathologist
4,614Amy HoldenUkEveryone has the right to communicate!
4,613Simon RoebuckEnglandBecause of my little boy who got a communicate issues
4,612Christine LockleyUnited KingdomPersonal reasons
4,611Stephanie WardEnglandI spent a lifetime working with people who struggled to communicate. It can be such a handicap
4,610Maggy LefebvreCanadaI am speech and language pathologist and I notice the impact in the life of a person with whom communication is affected. Sometimes, prevention can reduce or eliminate the disorder. It is essential to consider communication as one of the most important quality of life's aspects.
4,609Sarah BainesUKmy son has severe SLI & i worry about his furture as SALT services in UK are shocking bad
4,608Angelina DayUnited States
4,607Sheena-Marie WorsfoldUK
4,606Paul MurrayUnited KingdomEveryone should have the right to communicate with others
4,605Charlotte GoodwinUnited KingdomMy son has SLI and APD
4,604Mairead KearneyCanada
4,603Sally WiddowsonUnited Kingdom
4,602Emma CoulsonUKMy son has ASD
4,601Genna WhiteUKMy son has SLI and I am keen to raise awareness of and support for children with slcn
4,600Rebecca GreenUnited States
4,599Stephanie Silvagni
4,598Helena Sanderson Australia
4,597Meaghan AllenAustraliaI'm a 4th yr speech pathology student! This means the world to me!
4,596Jessica LinnellAustralia
4,595Kady SchottlerAustraliaCommunication is everything!
4,594Mikaela FentAustraliaAs a Speech Pathology student I have seen first hand the severe consequences a communication impairment can have upon a person's quality of life and everyday we take for granted our ability to communicate with those around us.
4,593Lisa DiggerGreat BritainIt is important to a friend of mine , so it matters to me
4,592Benjamin HewettEnglandI'm a person who stammers.
4,591Marion VileAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I see how communication impairments can have such a profound impact on a person's quality of life
4,590Jimmy LangUkI stammer and agree with the petition
4,589Anastasia BoadenAustraliaEveryone should be able to communicate effectively - it is so important for quality of life.
4,588Norbert LieckfeldtUKIt's abundantly clear, both personally and professionally, how important it is for our success in life to get help and support.
4,587Kellie KinnearAustraliaMy son has difficulty with written communication
4,586Laura CaireThe opportunity and ability to communicate makes life worth living.
4,585Premi NaidooAustraliakeeps us connected
4,584Lori HamiltonUSA My Grandaughter is language and learning impaired.
4,583Gloria ClarkAustraliaFor the hundreds of children I've helped to communicate and for my daughter who has selective mutism, I firmly believe in this basic human right and support it every day! God created us with the need to communicate. Let everyone be heard.
4,582Kelly SmithAustralia
4,581Amanda BradyAustraliaNo person should suffer in silence and isolation
4,580Wendy ArchambaultCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathologist
4,579Mary-Louise ShearerAustralia
4,578Catherine FasyUnited States
4,577Kathryn RefshaugeAustraliait is a basic human right - one of the most fundamental
4,576Nancy AlarconUSAThe ability to communicate is essential for our human connectedness.
4,575Geraldine MoranIrelandThis issue matters because i know where resources are available to help people with communication needs it makes a real difference. We need more resources to make a difference to more people :-)
4,574Anita fleming irelandI work as a nurse with older people with communication problems
4,573Woody RuleUSAAs a future speech-language pathologist dedicated to international service and program, partnering with global initiatives is incredibly important.
4,572Niamh Ni DhufaighIrelandThe ability to communicate makes us human, allows expression of who we are, how we feel and what we want. It is a right that everyone deserves
4,571Alaa Al HussainSaudi arabia
4,570Karolina BadzmierowskaIrelandCommunication is our very first ability to contact with the world since our birth. It matters throughout the life.
4,569Eoin KernanIrelandCommunication is vital for personal and creative development
4,568Eleanor SmithUnited KingdomI work with those with communication disorders and know how important it is
4,567Man Yan Ma AustraliaAs a budding speech pathologist, one strives for the ability to communicate, regardless of any handicap you may have.
4,566Emily ShawEnglandAs a teacher I have first hand experience of working with students with communication difficulties and the barriers this can present to their participation, not only in lessons but wider school life.
4,565Beth Donnelly-FordUnited KingdomSpeech and Language Therapy student
4,564Theresa RedmondUnited KingdomCommunication is the key to life - friendships, education and happiness. As a Speech and Language Therapist I know the difference the opportunity to communicate can make.
4,563michelle tholeuk
4,562Astrid PetersenAustralia
4,561DOREEN DAVIESUNITED KINGDOMI BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE AND THE HELP
4,560Sarah MaddernSouth Wales UK Communication is our life & we all take it for granted!! I work with children who have communication difficulties & see the frustration they have when they can't communicate effectively
4,559Rebekah GabbitasUK
4,558Steven Lewis
4,557Vanessa SmithVictoriaI am training to be a speech pathologist and believe that everyone should have the right to communicate
4,556Polly PriorAustraliaI work with young children with SLI - I see first the impact on & potential of these children & their families.
4,555Danielle KritikosAustraliaCurrently studying to be a speech pathologist. Communication is a pathway to overcome various other struggles whether they be physical, intellectual, mental, emotional or social. Without communication, how are we as health professionals able to know an individual is living the highest quality of life, despite what we may see?
4,554Usha AbrahamNew ZealandI am a Speech Language Therapist. Biggest barrier to communication is the attitude and lack of knowledge of the communication partner
4,553Julie Valero-Gagnon
4,552Kathryn WestbrookAustralia
4,551Kate CroweAustralia
4,550Kristen AirdAustralia
4,549Michael FlemingAustraliaMum can't speak
4,548Jade Dussault
4,547Elizabeth EnglandUnited StatesI am a Speech-Language Therapy Assistant in Colorado
4,546Sam George
4,545Karen DaviesUk
4,544Kelly Richards
4,543Agnes HwangCanadaEveryone deserves to have a voice.
4,542Rachael DaviesUKI'm a paediatric speech and language therapist - children should be able to develop communication, in whatever form, in a world that recognises it's their basic human right :-)
4,541Todd LandsbergU.SI am an audiologist and also work closely with SLP's
4,540Mindy SimmillCanadaI am an SLP.
4,539Tamara MooreFamily
4,538Barbara ConradUSA
4,537Esther WillettsUKI am a Speech and Language Therapist
4,536Stephanie StolleryUnited KingdomI am passionate that everyone should have the right to communicate.
4,535gita patelUnited Kingdomi work in a preschool where communication is the most important aspect of learing and development for young children.
4,534ELIZABETH LAVERYUNITED KINGDOMAs a Seech & Language Therapist I am very aware of the problems that Communication Difficulties create for infants, children and people. Speech, Language and Communication difficulties should be recoqnised as a Disability.
4,533Sophie LinehanIreland Communication is a two way process, the impairment does not lie on certain individuals alone, it lies on all of us who create these communication barriers through lack of understanding. More awareness is needed! SLT student.
4,532Kristi PhillipsUnited StatesI have three children with learning disablities, one with Audion Processing Disorder. The schools refuse to acknowledge that.
4,531Adrian Ramirez
4,530Stephanie McFaddenNorthern IrelandI am a speech and language therapist and I experience first hand challenges children experience daily and how it can impact on their access to the curriculum and in social relationships and friendships.
4,529Kathy SmithAustraliaMy son was inflicted with a severs stutter when he was small and with the help of a speech therapist we were able to overcome it
4,528Lynore MageeAustraliaFor all of the reasons listed below.
4,527adrian Brennannorthern Irelandevery one has a right to communicate in and to be communicatted with in a matter to meet individuals need of that person
4,526Louise OldnallUnited KingdomCommunication is central to all aspects of life, particularly relationships and well being
4,525Jacqueline GAILEUnited KingdomCommunication in all its forms is vital to life, essential for relationships. Talking, listening, laughing, singing, dancing and grimacing make my days richer, more connected, more fun. I have dedicated my professional life to understanding how to enhance communication and interaction skills in children and young people with language impairment. It is a job that brings me challenge and joy.
4,524Neil O'haganN.IrelandI work with adults with Learning Disabilitys
4,523Tess HealyAustraliaTo communicate is to express your essence and build relationships with others. Everyone deserves the chance to be able to communicate in an effective and satisfying manner and we all should be supported in achieving this basic right.
4,522Michael JenningsAustraliaCommunication is the essence of building interpersonal relationships.
4,521Annie JonhsenAustraliaAs a teacher I have worked with children with communication difficulties. It is distressing to see these children feel isolated and frustrated in their everyday life.
4,520Martin FlemingAustraliaWithout effective communication humanity will die. We speak & we listen, we look to see and comprehend, we understand the other's situation and are moved to respond to their need.
4,519Anna Birch
4,518Fiona MacdonaldAustraliaTo get on in life you have to be able to communicate
4,517Nicole PantallerescoAustralia
4,516Elizabeth PikeAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I believe that communication is a basic human right and that everyone deserves to have their voice heard.
4,515Monique Jones Australia
4,514Mila HillAustraliaSpeech Pathologist working with Adult with Disabilities - They have so much to say!
4,513Leanne BaldingAustralia
4,512Maggie JohnsCanada
4,511Marie-Claude RousseauCanadaParce que la communication, c'est la clé de tout!
4,510Ashleigh CraigAustraliaEveryone has a voice and has the right to be heard
4,509Jessica McKeownAustraliaI'm studying to be a speech pathologist so I understand how important it is to be able to communicate effectively- something we often take for granted!
4,508Christine BlackNew ZealandEveryone has a right to communicate in what ever form suits their needs. The inabilility to communicate is frustrating and can cause huge behaviour problems for some people.
4,507Priya KumarAustraliaI believe that communication is a basic human right
4,506Michelle SaromoCanadaAs an aspiring speech pathologist, I believe that having the ability to communicate is a powerful tool that everyone should be entitled to. I believe that it can bring about great opportunities into one's life.
4,505Wendy ArnottAustralia
4,504Yasmine YoungAustraliaAs a practising Speech Pathology student, the right to communicate is very important to me. Everyone deserves the right to be heard and express themselves.
4,503Michelle MorganUSAI am an SLP who works with individuals with communication disorders.
4,502Deb HudsonNew Zealand
4,501Dorothea SchmidtAustraliaI work with people who have communication disabilities
4,500Roula BaaliCanadaBecause some of us are being deprived from a basic human right, things have to change.
4,499sonia guizzoAustraliabecause being able to communicate with someone is better than not being able to.
4,498Camile SantanaUSA
4,497Katie FindlaterCanadaI am an SLP
4,496Helen McGannNew ZealandI am a music therapist !
4,495Keith MiddletonAustraliaHaving a voice and being heard is incredibly important for each of us. It IS a basic human right!
4,494Barbara ScarpellinoaustraliaI work with people who have so many unmet needs due to inability to commuicate with their world.
4,493Akshata ManelkarAustraliaEmpathising with people with communication disorders and advocating for their rights makes a Speech Pathologist happy.
4,492Nina NavratilCanadaAs a speech-language pathologist I have devoted my adult life to helping people reach their communication potential. I have seen how limiting and frustrating the inability to communicate can be to individuals and that individual's family. I have also seen how empowering communication is - it is everyone's right.
4,491Kelly AnschauAustraliaCommunication is a human right and so important in everything we do! It helps us live a good life, experience social relationships and express who we are.
4,490Genesis CamposUnited States
4,489Gabrielle MillerUSA
4,488Rob ValentineAustraliaBecause I feel for those who have afflictions in this area of their lives
4,487Rebecca Swan New ZealandSuch an important aspect of what makes us human... everyone can communicate!
4,486Claudia FecteauCanada
4,485Cass HinchcliffeAustralia
4,484Mila Bertin
4,483Jennifer KitchenUnited StatesI am a speech therapist who works with individuals with complex communication needs. I believe everyone deserves the right to communicate, whether that be through sign language, through speech, through a speech generating device or any other means. I agree with others -- communication is the essence of human life.
4,482Jenny KirkwoodNorthern IrelandAs a music therapist, I work daily to help people fulfil their potential to communicate
4,481Clara Saint-JacquesCanadaBecause I am a speech-language pathologist working with school-aged children who have severe language impairments. I see every day how much communication barriers are an obstacle to academic achievement.
4,480Brigid McNeillNew Zealand Communication is the essence of being human
4,479Wendy PopaUSA
4,478Sheri Garner
4,477Karen Wallace-HughesCanada
4,476Karen BrewerNew ZealandCommunication is vital for relationships and relationships are vital for life.
4,475Roisin NeillIrelandI'm a SLT student!
4,474Naomi HughesNorthern IrelandAs a music therapist I work with those who find it difficult to communicate and hence I realise, as do they, the importance of it in their lives.
4,473Melissa GonzalezUnited States of AmericaI believe that everyone should be able to communicate in the way they would like to.
4,472Colm CampbellN Ireland
4,471Chris RileyUnited StatesI am a provider of AAC devices and have seen the benefits
4,470Faith BurchfieldBecause the power of communication can unlock endless opportunities!!
4,469Catherine YoellCanadaeveryone needs to be able to communicate
4,468Cynthia BédardCanadaIn favor of a better access to speech, language pathology services in every region
4,467Nimisha MistryUnited KingdomI feel that communication is fundamental to preserving a healthy mental state in order to participate in activities of daily living as full as possible.
4,466Brianna McLaughlinUnited States
4,465Jennifer FittaUnited StatesSupporter
4,464Violetta KrichevskiCanadaBecause I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist so I see the impact of communication barriers on people with communication barriers everyday
4,463Matthew PiccinichUnited StatesIt's important
4,462Stacie Rubin SmithUSANothing is more important than communication. It is what makes us human. Communication at any level is essential for our well being, our interaction with others, our profession, our relation to the world.
4,461Kathryn PlanteCanadaAs a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am devoted to working with people with communication disorders andI recognise that everyone has the potential to communicate.
4,460CAROLINE STEVENSUnited KingdomI AM A PARENT OF A 19 YR OLD WHO IS NON VERBAL AND WORK WITH CHILDREN WITH COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES
4,459Erin JarvisUkBeing able to communicate is a human right
4,458georgina calwelN.IrelandSpeech and Language Therapist. Fully appreciate the necessity of the individuals right to have a voice irrespective of any disability.
4,457Elvis CruzUSAI have a disabled uncle who relies on the constant care and that requires someone to communicate with and for them
4,456Brenda Perez
4,455Simon SheridanUnited KingdomI work with both adults and children with communication difficulties and believe that there is always the possibility to make a connection with another human being beyond any outer communication difficulties.
4,454Kimberly MurphyI'm an SLP
4,453Clare ScottUnited KingdomMy ability to communicate with others is what enables me to be me. I want everyone to have that same opportunity, which is why I am training to be a Speech and Language Therapist
4,452Janice Pineda
4,451Cherith ReidNorthern IrelandI'm a speech and language Therapist and it's my passion to help those with communication disorders
4,450Katie RockeNorthern IrelandI am a Speech and Language Therapist and therfore I understand the importance of communication and how fundamental it is to a successful and happy life.
4,449Jennifer FinbowCanadaI feel very passionate about this issue and support it fully as communication is a vital capacity that no human should be without.
4,448Andrea HanrattyAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist who is passionate about advocating for peoples right to communicate.
4,447Hayley StanfieldNorthern IrelandI feel the ability to communicate is fundamental to us as human beings. It is how we express our needs, share experiences and build relationships. It is as important as any other human right, therefore support for people with communication difficulties should be available in every possible way.
4,446Laura GoodrichUSASpeech-Language Pathology graduate student
4,445Karen DiamondUnited KingdomI'm a music therapist our job is all about enabling communication and i believe everyone should be enabled to communicate in any way possible
4,444Lindsey AhlUSAI am a SLPA working with students with communication disorders and am a strong advocate for all people to have access to communication and the ability to build relationships.
4,443Laura McParlandNorthern IrelandI am an SLT and everyday I work to develop and support the communication skills of others.
4,442June Lin
4,441Hannah MorrisUKI work with children with communication difficulties.
4,440Krista HowarthCanadaIt impacts quality of life and social relationships immensely. It is important.
4,439Marian HaganN.IrelandI believe everyone has the right to communicate in whatever way possible. People who have difficulty in communicating deserve support to help them to participate in society.
4,438Gyneth HeldCanadaI am an S-LP and care about communication
4,437jennifer blackUSAI am infant-parent mental health trained and a speech-language pathologist
4,436Jaclyn BodtAustralia
4,435Tracey MonaghanNorthern IrelandI work as a Speech and Language Therapist with children who have communication needs which need to be addressed as fully as possible and in lots of settings.
4,434Catriona SteeleCanadaIt is about true human connection
4,433Jeff McLaughlinAustraliaSilly question.
4,432Becky CooneyIreland
4,431Roshien ButcherAustralia Everyone needs a way to express their wants, needs, desires and why should those that cant due to communication problems be overlooked because they cant said up for themselves and express their rights
4,430Isabelle Vallée CanadaJe suis orthophoniste.
4,429Chauntell SarkisAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist and watching my patients overcome their difficulty with communication is inspiring.
4,428Mary CoulterU.KI work with children with communication difficulties. It is often the unseen disability so funding and support are limited. We need to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves.
4,427Anna NewthUK
4,426Ciara Martin
4,425Guo Jun TanAustralia
4,424Clare AnstyUnited KingdomAs a Speech and Language Therapy Student I feel that it is vital that all persons have the ability to communicate their basic wants and needs and to also have the ability to actively participate in society.
4,423Kendra TaborAustraliaEveryone should have the opportunity to communicate and if needed they should be able to have access to services. It is a basic human right.
4,422Cheryl PolonskiAustraliaI am an early childhood educator. I see children who have slipped through the 'net' and the effect it has on them. I am horrified that the ACT Early Intervention Units will close at the end of this school year.
4,421Phylamina ChircopAustralia
4,420Wendy McCrackenUnited KingdomI train people to teach deaf chidlren and know the isolation and despair deafness can bring if not understood as with any communication challenge.
4,419Belinda KennyAustralia
4,418Alexandrea BarrettAustralia
4,417Ahmad AzimQatarSLP
4,416Kristina VulkanovskiAustraliaBecause I dedicate my life to helping people with Communication Disorders and understand the consequences of having no communication
4,415Meredith AllanAustralia
4,414Victoria ZainalAustralia
4,413Annie MillarAustralia
4,412Ingrid HowellAustralia
4,411Karen SpeedyAustralia
4,410Deborah WilsonAustralia
4,409Robert FrewinAustralia
4,408Liz LittleAustralia
4,407Ella KeesingAustralia
4,406Annabelle ScotneyAustralia
4,405Hope AllisonAustralia
4,404Kate AvoledoAustralia
4,403Charlene CullenAustralia
4,402Heather CullenAustralia
4,401Bryony Younghusband
4,400Sarah GriffithsUnited KingdomI am a SLT
4,399Kare TrendallAustralia
4,398Renee HudsonAustraliaI'm a speech pathology student
4,397Hayley PurssAustraliaAs a teacher it is very important to acknowledge that people communicate in a variety of ways and deserve support when necessary.
4,396Rebecca WilkieAustralia
4,395Elisa CalcopietroAustraliaThe right to communication provides power to an individual
4,394Clare GregoryAustralia
4,393Tracey HaniganAustralia
4,392Karina HeierAustralia
4,391Bernie TamatiNew ZealandPeople with communication problems need as much support in our community as possible.
4,390Mark Van HelvoirtAustralia
4,389Robyn WilliamAustralia
4,388Jene MuellerAustralia
4,387Deborah CurtisAustraliaPeople matter, respect matters. Connection with each other is achieved through communication-whether verbal, sign augmentative- it keps us connected.
4,386Tania InnesAustralia
4,385Megan BairdAustralia
4,384Eva KooymanAustralia
4,383Jessica MarriottAustralia
4,382Lisa DaviesNew Zealand
4,381Megan TognelaAustralia
4,380Leseley RadfordAustralia
4,379Madeleine PolegajAustralia
4,378Rebecca StapletonAustraliaAs a teacher I see how vital it is for people to communicate and the detrimental effects it can have when they can't communicate effectivly.
4,377Sarah KearneyAustralia
4,376Megan TurveyAustralia
4,375Julia EbertAustralia
4,374Ngiare ElliotAustralia
4,373Amelia LoberAustralia
4,372Rachel ChivasAustralia
4,371Lisa JacobAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I feel that communication is a necessity to participate in all areas of life. Recognising this right is the first step to supporting people who have these difficulties and assisting them achieve their communication goals.
4,370Megan Watson AustraliaI'm a Speech Pathology student & people 's right to communication is my passion in life
4,369Lauren Sullivan
4,368tom camilleriaustraliai teach many kids with this disorder
4,367Elizabeth DolanCanadaAs a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have worked for decades helping children and adults communicate effectively. Some of these people have needed technical methods to provide a voice for them. For those who could not have a device, they had minimal or no effective communication. This is not right. Communication is truly a basic human right.
4,366Julia GrahamAustraliaStudying speech pathology and am aware of the issues individuals with communication disorders are presented with each day
4,365Jodie WongUnited StatesCommunication is essential to our daily lives. I want to spread awareness about the importance.
4,364Greg McKnight-LemaireUnited StatesBecause communication is a basic human right
4,363Tonee BurleyUnited StatesCommunication Disorders is my major, my little brother has Autism and through I was made aware of this field and became immersed in it.
4,362Christina BogatkoAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist.
4,361Denise KellyAustralia
4,360Anne RiouxCanada
4,359Annette IvanosAustralia
4,358Phoebe SheppardAustraliaI am a speech pathology student
4,357Hong VoAustraliaI believe that every living creature ( human beings as well as animals) can communicate by one unique communication skills which is effective listening and being patient and respect the right for other people's voice.
4,356Danielle MarinoAustraliaI'm a Speech Path student and I did a 24h period of mutism to raise awareness for those with communication difficulties - it was the hardest thing I've ever had to do socially. Shopkeepers, friends and even family; there was so much I wanted to say but I couldn't because people didn't have the patience to understand. No-one deserves to be disregarded like that.
4,355Bernie WiemersAustraliaI have worked with children with disabilities
4,354Rosemary ParkCanadaCommunication is central to full participation in society and the achievement of an enhancing and satisfying life style.
4,353Angeline RandallAustralia
4,352Colleen WrightAustraliaBecasue I have lost a lot of my hearing and I am missing out on being a participant in solcial and work discussions.
4,351Jonathan McCloskeyAustraliaImagine if you couldn't communicate...
4,350Marianne DayAustraliaIn my work as a nurse communication is fundamental to my role. I am passionate about my work and believe it a persons basic human right to be understood.
4,349Carrie WindhorstUnited StatesI am a speech - language pathologist
4,348Allison Edejer
4,347Pauly BrarCanada
4,346Calvin LamAustralia
4,345Houston MarshallNorthern Ireland Without communication what else is there ?
4,344Olya RyjenkoAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist working with people who stutter. My brother stutters also. Every day I see the impact that a communication disorder has on a person's confidence, quality of life and interactions with others. The ability to communicate can easily be taken for granted by those who can. I am an advocate for those who cannot.
4,343Margaret RedmondAustraliaAs a speech pathologist working in Early Intervention I have seen first hand so many times how empowering it is for children to learn to communicate with their families, in their communities & their learning environments.
4,342Estephanie StaMaria Canada Hearing, speech and language are fundamental to communication, all of which are integral to our daily interactions
4,341Manda PalmertreeUSA
4,340William HodgeAustraliaClear communication matters in all aspects of life.
4,339Mette FriisDenmarkIm a speech pathology student and I think, its important to spread awareness about and support people with communicative disorders.
4,338Lisa FraserAustraliaI work with people with communciation difficulties in Nursing
4,337Emi KokolakisAustralia
4,336Caroline RushtonAustralia
4,335Shaylee HohapataAustraliaEveryone deserves to have the option to have support
4,334Lara RushtonAustraliaFuture speech pathologist
4,333Katie MichalakUnited States
4,332Vidya KamathCanada
4,331Amanda IndovinaCanadaI'm a speech-language pathologist and I see how speech and language needs affect children's learning each and every day.
4,330Gary HaighAustralia
4,329Annie ThibodeauCanada
4,328Tanya Laugher
4,327Ashleigh HillyerAustraliaCommunication is a fundamental skill in all areas of life. The inability to communicate has drastic implications for a person's participation in life.
4,326Emily NealAustralia
4,325Kathryn ClementsAustraliaI am a Speech pathologist with 32 years experience.I now work in the early intervention s. I want to voice my commitment to this pledge on behalf of all the children and families I have worked with who don't have a voice..To support children and families as they strive to communicate is the most empowering skill we can share with them as speech pa
4,324Lori NitzscheEveryone should have a Voice.
4,323Kirsten BevelanderCanadaCommunication is the key to all positive social and emotional communication. Without strong social and emotional literacy skills children are unsuccessful in relationships, learning and life.
4,322Dale J ReevesUSAI'm an SLP this is the foundation on which our professions were built.
4,321Mary Jo Starck BrucknerUSA
4,320Caitlin ChaneyAustraliaAs a future speech pathologist, I believe that everyone has the right to communicate.
4,319Sonia Leaf-MilhamUnited KingdomSpecialist Speech and Language Therapist
4,318Georgia CraddockUKI'm a Speech & Language Therapist.
4,317Susan Nemeth-SinclairQuebecAs an S-LP working in the public & private sectors, I see the impact of communication difficulties on my clients (kids) & their families- affecting family & peer relations & interactions and participation & success in school & social activities.
4,316Mary WickendenUKCommunication is the key to relationships of all kinds - who can do without them!
4,315Alyssa SteflUSADoctor of Audiology student, first year
4,314Josh Tarrant
4,313Amy MaunderNew ZealandEvery individual has a voice to be heard and this project is invaluable in raising awareness in our society of those that require support to do so
4,312Annie Duguay
4,311Maddi FieraWalesBecause communication is a vital part of a child's development
4,310Emily BurtenshawUnited KingdomI am a speech pathologist and have worked all my professional life with adults who have communication disorders. We need to raise awareness amongst the general public about whatit is ilike to live with a coommunication difficulty, and what can be done to help.
4,309Nancy WithNorway
4,308Tasha FieraUnited KingdomElder sister works as a speech and language therapist
4,307Monica WaasdorpUSAAs a speech pathologist,I have worked for this for 25 years
4,306Rebecca MortonUnited Kingdom
4,305Charlotte BantonUnited KingdomAs a child I had a communication disorder and now an SLT student I value the basic right that everybody should be able to communicate!
4,304Kaleigh NeubergerUSAI'm studying to be a speech-language pathologist. Helping others communicate is my goal in life! :)
4,303Karen GippsEnglandCommunication is a basic need and right and the key to having other needs and rights met.
4,302Amanda GoodisonCanadaI have seen first-hand what a difference support with communication difficulties can make to everyday life.
4,301Marick Juillet GauthierCanadaI'm a speech and language pathologist
4,300Heather SherwoodCanadaThis matter is important to me because I work with families whose children are often unable to communicate even their basic wants and needs. I see how, with support to develop their communication skills, they are able to change the lives of their entire family.
4,299Julie MarshallUnited Kingdom Without communication we are isolated
4,298Hannah GippsEnglandEveryone should be able to communicate
4,297Blythe SilvaCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathologist and I know how communication impairments affect people's lives
4,296Jordana AronovitzUnited States
4,295Sheri WoodUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist.
4,294Andrea GrahamCanadaI am an Audiologist and have seen the impact that impaired ability to communicate has on quality of life
4,293Rachel PreeceDedicated to improving communication for children and young people with autism.
4,292Brenda JeanCanadaCommunication and Literacy are critical elements to empower people so we can strengthen freedom and fairness!
4,291Sandra CollinsCanadaI have been speech-language pathologist for 34 years. The time for definitive action on this fundamental human right is long overdue.
4,290Anna Epler-SnowI am training to be a Speech and Language Therapist so this is something which means a lot to me.
4,289Amanda MosheU.S.I am a future SLP!
4,288Morgan WillowgateCanadaEveryone has a right to express themselves.
4,287 Jenni FieraUnited KingdomI work as a speech and language therapist and see every day how vital communication is to an individual's life.
4,286Penny GosselinCanadaIt's about connection
4,285Pushpanath MurugaiahSri LankaAssertive communication is an important part of a human life
4,284Louise SoanesUnited KingdomAs a Speech and language therapy student I strongly believe this, everyone has a right to be 'heard'.
4,283Lindsay FergusonCanadaI am a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (studying to become a SLP), and have worked on a daily basis with people who have communication barriers. It's unfortunate that there is not as much support for them as there should be, and I would love to see a change!
4,282Bonnie JohnsonCanadaI have loved ones who have ASD. With the right services and supports, they can express what helps them live full, meaningful, healthy lives.
4,281Yolanda RussellCanadaI am a speech and language pathologist who works with children under the age of 5 who have speech and language delays and disorders. I have seen the challenges the children and their families experience and also seen the benefits when they have received early intervention services. Communication is a basic human right regardless of a person's age, sex, or ethnic background.
4,280Twhanna GreenUSAI am a speech-language pathologist. The ability to communication provides each individual with the power to express ideas and possibly influence the ideas of others. Communication is also a primary social connection with others. These two functions, from among others, are essential to human existence.
4,279Malerie BeachCanada
4,278Gillian DawsonAustraliaI can't imagine the frustration of not being able to speak with loved ones & carers
4,277Janet StevensCanadaAs a Communication Disorders Specialist, I see first-hand the difficulties those with communication barriers face. Not just in schools, but in our communities and in appropriate access to justice system
4,276Lisa WollitzerCanadaI am an SLP. I have dedicated my life to improving the communication skills of others.
4,275Michelle BabineauCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist and I see the impact of impaired communication daily and can attest to the isolation this ultimately provides. We need more ressources to help people with communication disorders function in our society.
4,274Loralee Peters
4,273Nancy RossCanadaThis is a basic right that I hold dear to my heart. In order to connect with others and to feel connected with our world all beings need the opportunity and a way to communicate their thoughts and needs.
4,272Deena Offet`CanadaSpeech and Language Pathologist constantly battling politcal boundaries between health and school!!!
4,271Orlagh StewartN.IrelandI'm a Speech and language Therapist but also have family experience of communication disorder.
4,270Chelsey GregoryCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist. I have the privilege of working with children who have communication delays and disorders. Everyone deserves the opportunity to work toward their maximum potential!
4,269Lucy Coleman
4,268Rebecca EastleyUnited Kingdom
4,267Tracy TurnerCanada
4,266Coleen BohlenCanadaI work as a Speech-Language Pathologist so communicaiton is my work but I also have 2 children and againg parents and strongly believe that communcation is a basic human right.
4,265Stephanie FageCanadaAs a Speech-Language Pathologist, I see adults and children who do not have proper access to this basic human right everyday.
4,264Guloo AustinCanadaWithout communication skills there is disharmony in the world; conflicts etc.
4,263Anne DubeCanadabecause it is at the root of human potential and freedom
4,262Alison DaleCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist, and I believe that communication IS a basic human right.
4,261Rochelle HalgrenCanadaSpeech Language Pathologist
4,260Desiree Whyte
4,259Natalie ZacherCanadaI am a speech-language pathologist and I see first hand the effects having a communication difficulty can have on a person's life. I want to raise awareness and in turn, support for healthy communication for all.
4,258Kathleen Fergus ReinartCanadaFor all the reasons listed below; because communication is a basic human right
4,257Heidi LudwigCanadaFor the clients I see every day whose lives are affected by communication difficulties and for the clients I see everyday whose lives are improved by appropriate services.
4,256Nathalie ArsenaultCanada
4,255Wyndi CapeciUnited StatesHow could it not matter!!??! Communication is what brings us together.
4,254Marianne PaulCanadaCommunication is a basic tool required to interact in our society. It is crucial in learning and socializing. Those with difficulties should be helped so they could become all they can be.
4,253Tanya CurtisUnited StatesPeople from foreign countries contact me for help and can't find the services they need in their country.
4,252Silvia Mack
4,251Sarah BurnsKSI understand the importance of communication and hurt for those who can't communicate well. I want them to have the ability to improve their communication skills and live a fuller life, more connected to their loved ones, with the ability to pursue their passions.
4,250Hayley GrovesUnited KingdomI am an SLT and a human being!
4,249Megan KuhleUnited States
4,248Kara LowensteinUnited StatesI am a speech-language pathologist and I see first-hand the results of the communication limitations.
4,247Lisa HendryEnglandCuts to Speech and Language Therapy are impacting on care for people who need it
4,246Alison KellyNorthern IrelandI work as a Speech and Language Therapist and value communication highly.
4,245Victoria WhieldonChinaI am a Speech and Language Therapist and feel very passionate about the work that I do.
4,244Alan SheeranNorthern IrelandWorking with deaf people and people with learning disabilities means I have seen the struggle that some people have when they want to communicate.
4,243Mairead MorrisN.IrelandWorking as a Speech and Language Therapist I know the full impact of a communication disability on a person/child's life.
4,242Zabelle BetchakjianAustralia
4,241Lorna HindsN.Ireland
4,240Katherine LamIt's simple, communication is a right. It's something we all take for granted, but as a Speech Pathology Student, I see how barriers to communication can have a widespread affect on a child and their family if they don't receive the appropriate help ASAP.
4,239JUDY WESAustraliaBecause to have a voice is the most basic human right.
4,238Kate RennieAustraliaI see the impact of communication impairment regularly
4,237Casandra TibikaAustralia
4,236Vania FernandesBahrainfirstly I'm a human being and hence I know n feel communication is vital..and secondly I'm a SLP
4,235Wing Chu
4,234Kimberly NobleAustralia Because continuing to discover the multifaceted meaning of communication is not only my passion but soon to be my profession as a speech pathologist.
4,233Annemieke Enter
4,232Rhys LloydAustraliaEverybody deserves the right to communicate in their own way
4,231elise makiAustralia
4,230Susie KimAustraliaCommunication is everything
4,229Camille Marie ReyesPhilippinesBecause I believe that every voice deserves to be heard.
4,228Amanda YapAustralia, Singapore Currently studying Speech Pathology
4,227cara porter
4,226Jannice LiuAustraliaFirst hand experience in having a family member and friend who has a communication impairment
4,225Maria Theresa GonzalezPhilippines
4,224Sylvia KwaAustraliaBecause life is about building relationships and connecting with people
4,223MAVIS KAYIKCITurkey
4,222Amelia BaylissAustraliaEveryone deserves the ability to communicate.
4,221Hayley DeanAustraliaI'm a speech pathologist
4,220Chloe AngAustraliaAs a speech pathology student, I see communication as a vital part of our lives. Communication difficulties can adversely impact the ability to participate in vocational, social and leisure activities. Communication is often taken for granted until something goes wrong.
4,219Jessica ThambyaiyahAustraliaAs a speech pathology student, I believe that communication is a basic human right that everyone is entitled to.
4,218Valerie Ann VillarosaAustraliaI am a speech and language pathology master's student.
4,217Tim LovelockNew ZealandI believe all people have the right to communicate and the right to access the support necessary to make that possible.
4,216Hannah McMahonUnited KingdomI am currently a Speech and Language Therapy student
4,215Catherine WayAustralia
4,214Rachel FrenchEnglandBecause everyone should have a voice
4,213Rachel MurphyAustraliaHaving worked as a Speech Pathologist for 10 years, I promote on a daily basis that the opportunity to communicate is a basic right.
4,212Ratna Pillai
4,211Danielle Bernitz
4,210Natalie LloydAustraliaI work with people who have communication disorders
4,209Ellie Weeks
4,208Deborah DukeAustraliaMy daughter is studying speech pathology & my mother has had a stroke
4,207Karen WillisAustralia
4,206Petra Avramovic
4,205Maggie CooperUnited KingdomHave worked for individuals with communication disability thoughout my life
4,204Jessica Gannon AustraliaSpeech Pathology student
4,203Daniel Wundersitz
4,202Rebecca Duke
4,201Georgia KuhlesAustraliaI am studying to become a speech pathologist so I believe communication is a skill of absolute importance to all people of all circumstances.
4,200Tricia McCabeAustraliaBecause you can't have your say (democracy) if you can't have your say (communication).
4,199Faith BuckleyAustralia
4,198Aaran Mohann
4,197Kathryn PayneAustraliaSo many young people with complex communication needs are unable or haven't been given access to AAC. All people have the right to communicate autonomously!
4,196Lisa Ng
4,195Malgorzata JanasAustraliaI am a speech pathologist. Most people do not realise how important communication is in their life unless they are personally affected. Increasing public awareness about the issue is necessary to provide better support to people with communication disorders.
4,194Rachel HampshireAustraliaTo be a voice for those who don't have one
4,193Alison BrowneAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist but also have experienced personally & with a close friend the frustrations & sense of powerlessness of being limited in how much can be communicated because of muscle fatigue
4,192Ulrika MarklundSwedenas an SLP doing research
4,191Traysa LeightonUnited States
4,190Noreen O'LearyIrelandI work as a speech and language therapist and see the imapct of communication difficulties through this
4,189Belinda LeeAustraliaBecause everyone deserves the opportunity to interact and share with others.
4,188Teri AdamsAustraliaI am a speech pathologist
4,187Janet MostovoyAustraliaBecause I believe communication should be available to all people regardless of their race, education, background or level of ability
4,186Trisha KhatriAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I regularly communicate with individuals who have limited communication skills and understand the impact this can have on daily living, education, and community participation.
4,185Chantelle Jade MortimerAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and can see how empowering the ability to communicate can be for all - particularly for my clinical population of children and adults with a disability. Similarly, the inability to express your thoughts, needs and wants is nothing short of debilitating.
4,184Lyall PaceyCanadaCommunication is the foremost contributor to the advancement of humanity. This is the reason for which I have chosen my profession, and it is why I continue to improve my communication skills and those of others every day.
4,183Ashley WhiteUnited States
4,182Samantha MeakinAustraliaI have family members & friends who need extra support to communicate - they are precious people!
4,181Meagan O'HalloranBecause I see people struggling to communicate every day and the impact it has on their lives.
4,180Anne HoffmannNSWI work with people who have intellectual & physical disabilities. Being able to communicate is often something that is not easy & yet without commmunication skills they have no "voice" - they are powerless & are reliant on others whether they want to be or not
4,179Terri JamiesonAustralia
4,178Corinne LoomesAustraliaCould any of us survive the isolation of having no communication partner???
4,177Kizzy YangAustraliaI am studying to be a Speech Pathologist
4,176Stacey Delos SantosUnited States
4,175Christine DiGiacomoUnited Statesis a basic human right
4,174Vera BlazevskaNJ
4,173Bianca LyonsAustralia
4,172Lisa BoyceAustraliaBecause as a Speech Pathologist I am passionate about communication and believe it is a basic human right.
4,171Victoria ReynoldsAustraliaI am a speech pathologist, and I work with children with communication disorders. I see firsthand how communication impairments can limit children's activities, participation, social relationships and academic success. All children have a right to be supported to develop their communication skills to their absolute potential.
4,170Melissa FinnAustralia
4,169Simone DebonoAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist, I am dedicated to assisting others in working towards achieveing their communication goals
4,168Anusha AtukoralaAustraliaBecause it is such an important issue.
4,167Stacey SheedyAustraliaCommunication is important for every person's functional participation in life.
4,166Catherine LanderAustraliaWithout a voice, you are powerless. Communication is vital.
4,165Kathryn KristensenAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist, I work with people who have various communication difficulties. It is incredibly important that they are looked out for by others who don't have communication difficulties and can speak up for them.
4,164Simone HayAustraliaI'm passionate about assisting children and their families to communicate and participate successfully in their environments.
4,163Jodie BowlesAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist working with people who have Communication disorders- I am regularly able to see that the right intervention and support can make a big difference to a person's life.
4,162Catherine Kraus
4,161Haylee JohnsonAustraliaBeing a Speech Pathologist I have witnessed the significant negative impact a communication impairment can have on all aspects of a clients life and their family's.
4,160Barbara BraithwaiteAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working in this vital area
4,159Kulpreet CheemacANADA
4,158Laura EdwardsAustraliaI have seen the impact of limited communication skills, and have had the great thrill of helping improve communication skills - the impact of that change is enormous
4,157Grace KohMalaysia
4,156Sally NepeanAustraliaEvery day I work with people who struggle to communicate even just their basic needs. These people deserve fairer access to the help and support they need to do this!
4,155Tracy DonovanAustraliaThis issue matters to me as I had a son who had a signigicant speech disorder and I now work with other children who have these same issues with their speech.
4,154Brielle Chamberlain
4,153Deanne PaisleyAustralia
4,152Eduarda Oliveira CunhaAustraliaBecause I am a student of Speech Pathology and Audiology in Brazil, and I am here in australia to continue my studies.
4,151Ellie SugdenAustralia
4,150Kristina ArsovskaUnited StatesThis matters to me because I am studying to be a speech pathologist.
4,149Jessica BaileyAustralia
4,148Audrey PriceAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist, and I understand the struggle of those who do not have a voice
4,147Cherie Jessop-NeggoAustraliaA person's ability to communicate is directly and indirectly related to their quality of life. Every person deserves a good quality of life.
4,146Yan Yu
4,145Arlen OliverAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I see how communication difficulties can impact many facets of life.
4,144annalisa carrerasUnited Statescommunication disorders and sciences major
4,143Anna PatsinaAustraliaEveryone has the right to communicate and no one should ever miss out on this basic need
4,142Ashley HopfeAustralia
4,141natasha tuckCanadaI work with children who are Deaf and or Hard of Hearing where communication and language can be significantly impacted.
4,140Catherine WoodAustraliaAs a human being I know how vital communication and relationships are to health and happiness. As a speech language pathologist I know how difficult life can be for individuals who do not yet have a reliable method of communication.
4,139Anna DiGiacomoUSAI am a student studying to be a speech pathologist so that I can help people with communication disorders. I believe it is a human right and we should do everything in our power to make sure everyone is able to take advantage of that right even if it's a little harder for some than others, they're human too.
4,138Carly Marut
4,137Claire Attard Australiabecause communication is so important to all relationships and without it, as a society we fall apart. and as a brand new Mummy,i need my children to know how much i love them.
4,136Robert PierrardCanadaLinguist
4,135Beth LewisWalesWithout communication my life would be so different!
4,134Sara JodacheNew Zealand
4,133summer carboneUnited Statescommunication disorders major
4,132Kelly McBride AustraliaMost peoples lives would be improved with improvements in their communication. I especially hope that anyone who's life is effected negatively by difficulties communicating can improve their communication skills to attain the best out of life for themselves and for the good of the entire community.
4,131Carol BishopAustraliaI work with people with communication difficulties every day and understand their extreme frustrations. They all deserve the opportunity to communicate, participate and be understood
4,130Maureen WilsonAustraliaI have worked for many years with people who struggle to communicate and have seen the impact this has on their lives and their families' lives.
4,129Melissa GomezUnited StatesThe first amendment of the constitution of the United States of America includes freedom of speech. Speech is a form of communication, if we do not have the right/proper services provided to those with communication disorders, it is similar to taking away this right. As an aspiring Speech-Language Pathologist, I hope to work in helping improve communication disorders among people.
4,128Sarah SchoendienstUnited StatesI believe that no person should be marginalized because of a communication disorder.
4,127Sydney Grosser USABecause I hope to be a speech pathologist in order to help as many people as I can
4,126Michelle ZaritskyUnited States of America
4,125Nicole ToyeUnited States I want to raise awareness to those who have communication disorders and ultimately I would like to help them some day.
4,124Brooke HagedoornUSA
4,123Belinda BenkoCanadaAs a speech language pathologist I know too well the impact communication difficulties can have .
4,122Andrew-John (AJ) HildebrandCanadaBecause I believe speech is a biological right, as natural as flight is to a bird.
4,121Jody RosenbalmusaI work as a speech-language pathologist in a public, urban high school.
4,120Lois HaightUnited StatesBecause communication is a basic human right for all of the children I work with in libraries.
4,119Elizabeth HohneckerUnited StatesAs a Communication Disorders and Sciences major, I have a passion to see individuals better their means of communication in order to improve their quality of life.
4,118April JonesBecause IT IS a basic human right, and also because I am an aspiring audiologist
4,117Hollie MunsonUnited Kingdom Because I care about speech, langauge and communication. I am also about to become a student speech therapist from September 2014.
4,116Victoria DeBlasioUSAThis is my major and the career I want to pursue!
4,115Andrea Baynemy father was a stroke patient who had to relearn speech.
4,114Kathryn Silsby
4,113sue HarthAustralia
4,112Wendy FarrellUSAAs a Speech-Language Pathologist I see people struggle to get their basic needs met because of their communication difficulties. Being able to communicate is a basic right that we are all entitled to.
4,111Kirsten YelinUSA I work with students with communication difficulties.
4,110Beth FinlaysonUnited KingdomI am a speech therapist and wish for everyone to be able to have their communication potential maximised.
4,109Tracy KnightUnited KingdomBecause everyone has a right to have their voice heard and I recognise the difficulties people face when unable to communicate
4,108Jennifer KordellUnited States
4,107Aimee MooneyUnited StatesI am a Speech and Language Pathologist and I work daily with people with communication impairments. It is a BASIC human right!
4,106Nicole ChowUnited States
4,105Charmaine Horvath MA, CCC/SLPUSAWithout communication or self-expression, how can understand each other's needs desires or pain.
4,104Cynthia LoftinUSAAs a SLP for 25 plus years, I have had the privilege of working across multiple settings with individuals from all walks of life. Not only have I seen the struggles of my clients and students, but over the last year, I too have experienced struggles with communicating. The ability to communicate is something we all take for granted until that freedom is lost!
4,103Sheryle WestcottCanadaI'm a Registered Early Childhood Educator-Resource Worker for Speech
4,102Cheryl DeMarcoUSAI am committed to working hard every day to help preschoolers and their families to learn to communicate with each other, so they can learn about each other and share their experiences and ideas. It is a truely rewarding career to help encourage the gift of communication
4,101Betty KolliaUSA
4,100Luísa ManderAustraliaI work with children with language delays and see the effect of it every day
4,099Melissa WhiteUSAAs a bilingual SLP, I work with children who work hard every day to communicate their needs and wants
4,098Eva Анастасия JamesCanadaI think I have a communication disability. People cannot understand me so I cannot communicate with them.
4,097Kate WealtonUnited States
4,096Kellie RevakUnited States As a SLP, I understand the importance being an advocate for individuals to access all means available to communicate. I believe a large and important part of my is to educate or inform others of the nature of a SLP's job, in order to receive appropriate referrals and to assure all those in need are receiving services. I love what I do and am lucky to have found such a rewarding career.
4,095Christina MurphyIrelandI am currently a speech and language therapy student and believe it is critically important that children and adults alike have the right to communicate their needs, wants and express their opinions in order for them to reach their full potential in life.
4,094Willie CupplesUSABecause the large majority of people can communicate effectively, not enough emphasis has been place on understanding providing adaptations for people who have difficulty communicating.
4,093Andrea ClarkeUnited KingdomI believe it is a basic human right to have your voice heard and understood. I work with lots of Young People with disabilities who are marginalised by not being able to have their voice heard, but they have such important things to say!
4,092Christine EnglishUnited KingdomProfessional working with individuals with Autism, and I have a family member with Autism.
4,091Melissa Hughes Australia
4,090Julie HantonUnited KingdomI am a speech and langauge therapist
4,089MCALEER RACHELWalesI am a speech and language therapist and I work with children with severe social communication difficulties such as Autism.
4,088Liz PoultneyukCommunication is essential for everone so they can voice their wishes, likes, dislikes, pain, love. Everyone deserves to have that opportunity to share, learn and grow.
4,087Sara StrongUnited StatesSpeech-language pathologist
4,086Cynthia OssowskiCanadaI am speech-language pathology Master's student and so this is a matter of utmost importance to me.
4,085Nicholas CondeUnited KingdomI am a trainee Speech and Language Therapist
4,084Diem PhanAustraliaSpeech patholgy student
4,083Nuala LyneAustralia Each one of us has a voice
4,082Sean CrothersAustraliaI work as a speech pathologist and have a strong passion for stroke patients and therefore have a strong understanding of communication difficulties and the huge impact that this can have on someone's life and those around them.
4,081Laleh VounasisAustralia
4,080Jeremy BrownAustralia
4,079Sally MannAustralian I am a Speech Pathologist
4,078Erik De MaijerNLDHuman right and basic need for eveyz
4,077Chrissa StavrouAustraliaAs a student speech pathologist, and future speech pathologist I need to be able to advocate for my clients
4,076Jasmijn WesterveldAustralia
4,075Katarina ByrneAustralia
4,074Kathryn TealeAustraliaBecause I want for others that which I take for granted for myself - to speak and to be heard.
4,073Carolyn HastingsAustralia
4,072Nancy ScottI am a speech-language pathologist. Every day I am priviledged to work with individuals who because of their communication disorders never take communication for granted.
4,071Filipa SousaPortugal
4,070Charlotte WighamaustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist and see the struggkrs my clients go through to get by in day to day life
4,069Sarath Weerasinghe AustraliaAssist in upholding a basic human right
4,068Alison HollowayUKTalking to people is my job. This is so important to me on many levels.
4,067Kristy RandallAustraliaI am a speech Pathology Student and I am dedicated to helping people to reach their communicative potential.
4,066jennifer kayegi
4,065mastorah alotaibineeded for pt's care
4,064Shital Rajani
4,063whitney atkinson6430I am a health professional that works with people with communication issues and recognise their fight to overcome barriers to communicate
4,062JYOTI DESAI
4,061Tracy HopkinsAustraliaI work with people with communication difficulties and see the impact on participation and quality of life
4,060Thila RajaAustraliaBasic communicaton is a right!
4,059Lorraine PhatourosAustraliaI work with children with speech disorders and I see the effect it has on them and their family.
4,058janine ettingerUKI work with Speech and Language Therapists and see the valuable work they do everyday.
4,057Jason Willaims
4,056Amy FitzpatrickAustraliaBecause my life work is to help people find a way to communicate what's important to them
4,055Gavin Ismain
4,054sue sissons
4,053caress jane loacson
4,052Su-Min LeeUK
4,051Christine BealAustraliaThirty plus years as a Speechie has convinced me of the importance of communication.
4,050Rebecca SheltonAustraliaBecause everyone has the right to express their needs and wants.
4,049Jess ParfittAustraliaBecause I work with children who struggle to communicate
4,048siobhan edgarenglandmy two daughters have speech and language
4,047Alford Fernandis
4,046Juanita Tiran
4,045Renae GibbsAustraliaProfessional
4,044Sheena RoweAustralia I am Speech pathology student !
4,043Alastair JonesA few of my nieces and nephews have experienced communication difficulties and it is important they get the support they require
4,042Jane HudsonAustraliaDaughter
4,041Ocea MortonI am a speech pathologist & truly believe that everyone had the right to be heard & express themselves. It is like torturing someone to not give them an opportunity to communicate.
4,040Katelyn SavillAustralia
4,039Pauline CraigAustralia
4,038SUSAN CLARYUnited KingdomBecause I can communitate, and can't immagine what it must be like not to be able to interact with others.
4,037Nonhlanhla KusaneBotswanaI work with people with dasabilities and disability is not inability.
4,036Natalie MontgomeryAustralia
4,035Kay PeckAustraliaBasic human right that impacts daily on every thing we do and what we can achieve
4,034Amanda JudsonAustraliaSpeech Pathologist passionate about helping people with communication impairments reach their full potential.
4,033Laura VoigtAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I am passionate about supporting clients & their families with the rights to communication access.
4,032Harkinder BediUnited KingdomBecause I am a Speech and Language Therapist
4,031Catherine AliOccupational Therapist
4,030Grace MartinAustraliaCommunication, no matter how abstract, is an important part of human interactions.
4,029Linda PiersonAustraliaI've seen how debilitating it is.
4,028Dion OxleyAustraliaHuman rights and a better life
4,027Madison SitesNew ZealandEverybody matters and everyone deserves to have their rights to communication.
4,026Annaleise SmithAustralia
4,025Hannah TooseAustraliaI am a speech pathologist, the healthcare system tends to prioritize my role in swallowing rather than communication
4,024Rilda SingletonAustraliaI teach kids with Autism to talk. User how frustrations leading to inappropriate behaviours lessen as child learns to communicate . It is our right to ask for our needs to be net.
4,023Meredith OxleyAustraliaBecause we have few rights of we have poor communication skills
4,022Charlotte MillwardUKSpeech and Language Therapist
4,021Karen SeagerUnited KingdomI am a mother, a nursery nurse and 1:1 support for a non verbal child
4,020Hannah NicholsonEnglandCommunication is paramount!
4,019Sue MilinkovicAustralia
4,018Steven LynchAustralia
4,017Frances Di CoccoAustralia
4,016Sheila CooperI have a daughter who has CP and she needs a voice to talk to another people like friends and family.
4,015Sue SinclairNew Zealand
4,014Clare SmithUKBecause I am a SLT, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend.
4,013Dilinie ColvilleAustraliaWorking with children with disabilities, I understand how important it is that everyone has a voice and way of communicating with those around them
4,012Fiona Walsh
4,011Claire McMahenUKSpeech and language therapist who works with a population of children with a range of communication difficulties. Also have a brother who had difficulties with language development
4,010Charlotte Bradburn England I'm a Speech and Language Therapist and work with children everyday and see the positive impact lifting the communication barriers can have on a persons life.
4,009Ella-Rose MinterAustraliaWithout communication and socialisation civilisation would not exist.
4,008Simone DempsterAustralia
4,007Leslie FraserUSACommunication is vital to connected cohesive relationships and community.
4,006jessica mcgrathAustralia
4,005Ebony RendellAustralia
4,004Kerry KeehanAustralia
4,003Rebekah MitchellAustraliaBecause I believe everyone deserves to be able to communicate
4,002Erin JonesAustralia
4,001Marielle JonesAustralia
4,000 Kate EddyAustralia
3,999K BCanadaI work with individuals who have communication difficulties and I see how difficult it is for them every day.
3,998Nicole MilinkovicAustralia
3,997ildi bruzAustralia
3,996Jessie CutlerAustralia I am a speech pathologist.
3,995Rowena MackiewiczAustralia
3,994Elise FinosAustralia
3,993Joanna ShorlandAustralia
3,992Caitlin GoodwinAustralia
3,991Tennille LoxtonAustralia
3,990Donna PattersonAustralia
3,989Elaina KefalianosAustralia
3,988Elaine OlleyAustraliabasic human rights matter and speach is an important communication tool
3,987Matthew PooleAustralia
3,986Elisa ChungAustralia
3,985Alexandra D'ArcyCanada
3,984Jerriann MitchellUSAI am passionate about giving all children a voice. They can only say what we allow them to say.
3,983janice cassidynew zealandi nave had a stroke and have a speech problem
3,982Linda McKillopTasmania
3,981Danielle WesterveldAustralia
3,980Kristen FarrellAustraliaCommunication impairments can be just as debilitating as a severe physical injury. People with htese difficulties deserve some advocacy and attention!!
3,979Michelle SwiftAustraliaEveryone deserves the right to impact their environment through communication
3,978Catherine KranzUSAI am a speech language pathologist and believe that everyone communicates. It is a large part of my job to help people who hard difficulty communicating with language. Everyone should have access to assistive technology that helps them to communicate in ways that the rest of the world can understand them! Everyone has a right to communicate, and we need to be more proactive about this matter!
3,977Anita PackerAustraliaI believe it's critical for human development.
3,976Eleanor McMillanAustraliaEveryone deserves a voice
3,975Samantha SiyambalapitiyaAustralia
3,974Catherine CollinsAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and I am passionate about communication
3,973Chelsey WhiteAustralia
3,972Eva HarroldAustraliaAfter almost 30 years of commitment to the field of Speech Pathology, I have had profound experiences in facilitating improvements in communication for my clients. It is as relevant today as when I began my training in 1981. I continue to advocate for the rights of the individual to use communication effectively to participate in our ever increasingly complex world.
3,971Renena JoyCanada
3,970Sarah Caley Australia Communication is the essence of being human. Everyone has the potential to communicate and deserves the support they need to realise their voice.
3,969Katie TelferAustraliaSpeech Pathologists are advocates for people across the world with communication disabilities.
3,968Simone MaffescioniVietnamI am supporting the development of Speech Therapy in Vietnam.
3,967Jan AshfordAustraliaSince 1980, Communication Rights Australia has worked alongside government and the service sector to support more than 200,000 people with little or no speech, in their right to communicate and have their human rights protected and upheld
3,966Julia ValentiniAustralia
3,965Amanda SimionatoAustraliaDedicated to achieving the best possible communication outcomes for individuals.
3,964Alyson EvansNew Zealand
3,963Joanne DuncumAustraliaThose of us who can communicate must speak up for those who cannot. Access to support for a communication disorder is a matter of social justice and equity.
3,962Hannah Ford
3,961Vanessa MaioloAustralia I am a Speech Pathology student and therefore believe communicating is not only a basic human right but fundermental for all to feel good
3,960Susan HutchinsAustralia
3,959Adrianna GaliotoAustraliaThe opportunity and ability to communication is an empowering tool that allows us to create greater unions to amplify our potential as individuals and as a society!
3,958Caitlin ReillyAustralia
3,957Rebecca Deacon
3,956Janet WilsonAustraliacommunication connects - enabling co-operation,comprehension and control - all necessary to human endeavour
3,955Rebekka PfitznerAustraliaI have seen people's potential for communication be ignored.
3,954Kylie BartlettAustraliaIt is fundamental to being a human being
3,953Bethany HanleyAustraliaCommunication is the core to our participation in and quality of life.
3,952Charlton MartinAustraliabecause i have been immersed in cultures where English is not spoken and have gone through the slow process of language acquisition. so can see first hand the difficulty, and resulting improvement in life quality from going from no communication ability to the ability to interact with others.
3,951Michele MooreAustraliaFor all the reasons listed but close to home as I have a niece with a severe disability
3,950Rachael Logan
3,949Rebecca NundAustralia
3,948Elisabeth HarrisonAustraliaCommunication is essential for individuals and for whole communities. But it can be fragile so we need to ready to support it individually and globally.
3,947Carolyn ThompsonUnited StatesAs a future SLP, I am motivated by the power of communication and believe everyone deserves the opprotunity to communicate!
3,946Kim Rider
3,945Francia BolanosUnited StatesBecause being able to communicate is one of the most important aspects of being a human being
3,944Rosalie VogelsAustraliaLanguage allows learning, which gives access to a fulfilling future.
3,943Susan GoddardAustraliaMy husband is deaf and his frustration and despair is tragic .
3,942Anne PearsonAustraliaEveryone has the right to communicate.
3,941E. Anne KhlentzosAustraliaI'm a speech pathologist and I strongly believe that the the opportunity to communicate is a basic human right.
3,940Lyn BrookingEveryone should be entitled to a voice
3,939Sally Venus
3,938Laurena GrahamAustralia I working with hearing impaired adults and children and see first hand the impact hearing loss has on people's ability to communicate. Australia has great access to hearing services however many countries don't.
3,937Danielle VellucciAustraliaI work with individuals each day and their families who fight for this right.
3,936Janette Wong
3,935Amanda MiltenburgCanadaI am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I help people to communicate everyday. I am very passionate about what I do and I believe that everyone deserves the right to communicate!
3,934shiu wen lungRepublic of China(Taiwan)
3,933Sarah GoodmanAustralia
3,932Meg HinselwoodAustraliaA life without communication is meaningless
3,931Diane Clark AustraliaPastoral Care work this issue is vital
3,930Giandi Marchena
3,929Vanessa MurrayAustraliaCommunication is a fundamental right which allows us to interact, learn and socialise effectively.
3,928Emma CliftonAustralia
3,927Jennifer MatthewsAustraliaCommunicating is essential as essential to living as oxygen
3,926Chloe Horsted (nee Thurman)AustraliaI am a Speech Pathologhost who works directly with people with communication difficulties.
3,925Marleen WesterveldAustralia
3,924Robyn LeanAustraliaFrom having a voice comes self worth, the ability to be a part of a community.
3,923Michaela Cooper Australia
3,922Stacey ColemanAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right!
3,921Amy LovatAustraliaCommunication skills are essential for all aspects of everyday living
3,920Andy SephtonAustralia
3,919Kerry ThomasAustraliaI work with people with communication difficulties and have observed how being unable to convey basic needs, wants, opinions or participate in conversations can profoundly impact on a person's quality of life.
3,918Debbie Oorjitham
3,917Mary WoodwardAustraliaI work in custodial and psychiatric settings and see the effect that having communication difficulties has had on people's lives. By enabling people to overcome their communication difficulties, you are enabling them to express themselves more effectively, understand the world around them, and reach their social, educational and vocational potentials.
3,916Alison HunterU.K.I am a Speech and Language Therapist
3,915Sophie ChandlerAustralia
3,914Sinead Leyden AustraliaCommunication most powerful tool there is yet not everyone has the opportunity in driving legislative changes and policy
3,913Maggie LeungAustralia Everyone deserves to express and to be heard.
3,912Meaghan SullivanAustralia
3,911Sarah KilcoyneI work everyday with people with communication impairment as a Speech Pathologist
3,910Alison McDonaldAustraliaCommunication is the key to all human development. The ability to share of ourselves and learn from others makes us who we are and shapes who we are becoming.
3,909Nicole LipsonAustralia
3,908Ashley KovacUnited States
3,907Gale WilkinsonUnited Kingdom
3,906Lucy McEllinUnited KingdomRecently finished my degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
3,905Raelene GovettAustralia
3,904Stephanie TrussellCanadaFor many reasons - as a Speech Language Pathologist I see the impact of communication skills on daily living. Without adequate supports in place to facilitate communication skills, people may not always demonstrate their full potential (e.g., demonstrating knowledge and skills in school).
3,903Bronwyn BottAustraliaEvery person deserves the right to communication and to have access to services to help facilitate their communication if it is impaired.
3,902Louise SteelUKAs an SLT I have committed my entire career to supporting those who struggle to speak up for themselves. Communication is fundamental.
3,901Mario Filintatzis AustraliaI work in the field of human services, I also have a disability and feel that improving somebody's community is a true source of improving someone's quality of life
3,900irene battelItalyi work as speech and language therapist
3,899Anna Van der GaagUKAs a therapist, I have seen first hand the impact of communication breakdown. Highlighting the right to communicate Is vital
3,898Helen WallworkAustraliaCoomunication ease is a basic human right
3,897Alison NicksonUKBecause I work with people who have communication difficulties
3,896Scott BlountUSAMy wife is an SLP!
3,895Brandi Huddleston
3,894Haylee RakichAustraliait relates directly to the clients I work with
3,893Denise VellaUnited States
3,892Lauren HuntUSA
3,891Trina PughCanadaThese are the people that I work with every day as I am a speech pathologist!
3,890Alexandra HopeCanadaI work closely with people of all ages who have communication issues.
3,889yang liChinamost of the patients with communication disorders in China cannot get proper and effective diagnosis and treatment because the unawareness of the patients and their family, and the lack of professional resources.
3,888Michelle RankinUnited StatesI am an Audiologist
3,887Patty BanasUSABecause communication is what connects us, unites us. I am an SLP who has worked for almost 30 yrs trying to help those who have lost the ability to connect due to stroke, brain injury etc. The social isolation can be devesating.
3,886Victoria Bishop
3,885Marie HodgkinsonAustraliaMy son has a Speech & Language Disorder, Aspergers & ADHD. We (as a whole family) have experienced 'everything' associated with raising a person & being a person with a disability/ies. More awareness is needed so equal opportunity actually exists & ignorant people learn to be non-judgemental on face-value/1st impressions & NOT to be IGNORANT!!!
3,884Debbie BongAustralia
3,883Jamaica GrantisAustralia
3,882Anita Citeroni
3,881Laura WarboutAustralia
3,880Shannon LeaneAustralia
3,879George TaylorAustralia
3,878Lynn MartellUnited StatesI work with individuals with delays and disorders that affect communication.
3,877luisa kreinGermany
3,876Edel TiernanAustralia
3,875Rebecca brightUnited Kingdomas a SLT and an app developer I see everyday how essential communication is for quality of life
3,874Janelle Sampson
3,873Shaun ZiegenfuszAustraliaAs a paediatric speech pathologist I work with children with developmental disabilities. Everyday I strive to support these children and their families in the best way I can, but I also need to ensure their voices are heard by raising awareness.
3,872Denielle RichardsonAustraliaI believe strongly that everyone with a communication disability should have access to the support they need to reach their full potential. Without communication it is difficult to connect with others. Being able to connect & relate to others, to have shared experiences & memories is fundamental to one's well-being & a basic human right.
3,871Pamela D'NettoAustraliaIt's my career and my passion
3,870Kristie WickhamAustralia
3,869Jessica Wee
3,868Soharni TennekoonAustralia
3,867Byron TeuAustralia
3,866Gayle RowneyAustralia Because it could be me one day
3,865Yvette TheodorsenAustraliaI am a speech pathologist who believes in everyone's potential to communicate.
3,864Sophie HudsonAustraliaI'm a speech pathologist, I believe communication is a basic human right.
3,863Lisa PellegriniAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I understand the gift of communicating and helping people achieve this basic human right.
3,862Melita Carton
3,861Laura PengellyAustralia
3,860Elizabeth SavinaAustralia I chose to become a Speech Pathologist because I decided connecting with others was the most important aspect of human experience. Now I would add knowing oneself is also equally important and occurs partly through connecting with others.
3,859Jennifer OatesAustraliaToo many people with communication difficulties are disadvantaged in terms of social and vocational participation and psychosocial well-being
3,858Rebecca ReinkingAustralia
3,857Cindy Berg
3,856Kate RichensAustralia
3,855ben waplingAustraliaeveryone has the need to express themselves
3,854Julie PottsAustraliaWithout adequate government support this basic human right will not be realised for many
3,853Emma Higgins
3,852Elspeth MyersAustraliaI believe that being able to communicate and relate is fundamental to well being. Infants, children and adults who experience difficulty are communicating are not well supported in our communities and I wish to support all endeavours to change this situation.
3,851Ben WebsterAustraliaI support people with disabilities and their rights and freedom
3,850Glenda WoodleyAustraliaAs a Speech pathologist I have spent 25 years developing peoples right to communicate by improving their ability to do so.
3,849Adriana PenmanAustralia
3,848Lucille BruyandAustralia
3,847Kristen OlsenAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and understand the importance of providing all people with equal opportunities to communicate successfully.
3,846Kathryn HalyburtonAustralia
3,845Rachel HoltAustralia
3,844Rachel StanleyAustraliaCommunication is vital for people to establish deep and meaningful relationships with others so that they can achieve their full potential in education, social interactions and emotional maturity. Without communication of some form (be it words, touch, gesture, song, body language or facial expression)the impact on a person's mental state can have devastating effects
3,843Sophie WileyAustralia
3,842Hayley BurgessAustraliaAs a speech pathologist i believe communication is something everyone is capable of achieving in their individual ways. Communication is crucial!!! In ALL forms.
3,841Annaliese RosAustralia
3,840Adele WallisAustraliaIt seems like such a simple and perhaps unimportant thing - because everyone takes it for granted. Communication is a basic human right
3,839Deborah Drinnan
3,838Jennifer CrossAustraliaHave worked with children with special needs.
3,837Tessa AndersonAustraliaEvery deserves the right to communicate.
3,836Lauren HaskinsAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist working with children with communication difficulties and everyday I recognise that the ability to communicate is a basic human right, that EVERYONE has the potential to communicate and EVERYONE should have access to realise their full communication potential!
3,835Linsey JenkinsAustralia
3,834Amanda-Jean WhiteAustraliaVery passionate about supporting people with communication problems- working as a speech pathologist
3,833Rona DeanWA
3,832Andrew Henze
3,831Shannon MarshallAustraliaAs a student speech pathologist I have learnt how important communication is and how it affects many.
3,830Nici McMahAustralia
3,829Elizabeth BlutmanAustraliaImagine not being able to communicate. Having trouble interacting with friends, family, difficulty with work, study and relationships. We all have a right to have our voice heard; that's why I became a Speech Pathologist.
3,828Sarah CreaghAustraliaCommunication and a fulfilled life are synonymous = everyone has this right!
3,827Rebeca KreugerAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and i believe that everyone deserves the right, and the opportunity to communicate
3,826Sarah BallAustralia
3,825Min Ting Mindy HungAustralia
3,824Heather Gabenlock Australia
3,823Katrina BevanAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right. I am a speech pathologist who strives everyday to help those reach their potential and have their voice heard
3,822Laura CoakesCumbria
3,821Shauna Sherker
3,820Komal Kerai
3,819Jessica SheaAustralia
3,818Danielle ChytraAustraliaBecause everyone deserves to have a voice - to say whatever matters to them, and to be heard and understood.
3,817Kate TaylorAustraliaI see everyday the difference in communication ability between those who are effective and capable and those who aren't. The 'assistance'to be a better communicator should be available to everyone
3,816Karlie WebbAustralia
3,815Elleisha CarvillAustralia
3,814Amy MuirAustraliaSpeech and Hearing should be one of our greatest concerns when considering the emotional well-being of our children.
3,813Taylor FunkAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working with children with communication difficulties.
3,812Natalie GrayAustralia
3,811deb fagan
3,810Shannan SiggersAustralia
3,809Makaela SteelAustraliaEveryday i see the people shattered by the loss of communication and not even our doctors recognise this as a significant problem. The world needs to see the impact it has on real people.
3,808Leah BrownAustraliaI teach students with special needs & helping them to communicate wants and needs is important to me.
3,807Gail BaildonAustraliaI believe every person has the right to express their needs, wants, ideas and opinions (and more!)
3,806Jacqueline DeanAustraliaCommunication is vital for quality of life.
3,805Jacqui CollinsAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist
3,804Jane Tayloraustraliabasic human rights
3,803Meredith PottsAustraliaWorking within a vocation centred around enhancing people's communication ability (whether that be verbal or non-verbal) the notion of communication as a basic right is fundamental. Every person should be given the opportunity to maximise their communication potential, to express themselves and participate actively in life.
3,802Jennifer BucklandAustraliaIt is my chosen profession to work with people with communication disorders as a Speech Pathologist as communication underpins all human existence and without that sense of belonging we are all diminished it
3,801Samantha White
3,800Rosemary RobertsAustraliaI am a speech pathologist confronted daily by the increasingly high demand for my services
3,799Marina GasparAustraliaBecause I believe everyone should have the chance to communicate.
3,798Andrea BarnesAustraliaNot being able to communicate cuts to the heart of who you are, it denies you the chance to be your complete self. It is a vital part of life.
3,797Tom CunninghamAustraliahow can you receive your other rights without communicating?
3,796Rebecca HillAustraliaI have three children, two of which have communication difficulties.
3,795Lucinda BaylyAustralia
3,794Clive EakinAustraliaMy daughter is a speech pathologist
3,793Caitlin Walsh
3,792Carol CroyAustralia It is a basic human right.
3,791Tia CroftAustraliaEVERYONE has a right to communicate.
3,790Georgia GarrattAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and see communication as a vital part of quality of life and wellbeing
3,789Kate RobertsonAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and have seen firsthand how important communication is, it is a fundamental right that many of us take for granted.
3,788Molly MilliganAustralia I am a speechie
3,787Alex SandsAustraliaMy grandmother can no longer communicate
3,786Alice LewisAustraliaim a speech pathologist
3,785Erica GuilfoyleI'm a Speech Pathologist
3,784Brooke DawsonUnited KingdomEveryone has something to say - lets make it happen.
3,783Jane MooreAustraliaIt is not fully recognised. There are children who don't get the support they need through poor understanding of the problem and no funding to support them in education unless they have a recognised disability.
3,782angela hurdAustraliamy father had stroke and was unable to talk!
3,781Kristen HavelandAustraliaWorking as a Speech Pathologist I see the impact of communication difficulties on a day to day basis. It is so important that more is done to help channel resources to this vulnerable contingent of our society.
3,780Zhao Xian ChiaAustraliaBeing unable to communicate has a significant impact on quality of life, and it can be extremely debilitating.
3,779Michelle WestAustraliaEverybody deserves to be understood. I'm also a speech pathologist.
3,778Jennifer ElliottAustraliaAs a speech pathologist this issue is at the heart of the work I do with people who have impaired communication. Everyone deserves to communicate in the manner they choose, to be themselves.
3,777Katrina Webster
3,776Samantha MitchellAustraliaAs Speech Pathologist, no priority given to this in hospital
3,775Erin JohnsonAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and I see people who struggle to communicate everyday.
3,774Nikki MartinI help people with communication disorders. I am a Speech Pathologist.
3,773Blaise EakinAustralia
3,772Georgia Sands
3,771Sue TophamAustraliaAs a speech pathologist of many years I have work with hundreds of children with a communication impairment and believe passionately in everybodies right to be able to communicate
3,770Lisa HolymanAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working with people with a communication disorder
3,769Melanie BreeseAustralia I see the suffering of a communication deficit in people I treat as a Speech Pathologist. Communication is something that unafflicted people take for granted, and we need to raise awareness in the public domain.
3,768Winnie Chong
3,767Brigitte Benker
3,766Leah PaiceAustraliaI am a Speech Pathology student who advocates for both our clients and our profession for the right of all people to be able to communicate, with no barriers.
3,765Shauna BrandonAUSTRALIAI have worked with people of all ages with communication imapirment. Communication is essential for learning and life
3,764Claire DunnAustralia
3,763Tom BoolNorfolk
3,762Jessica JohnsonAustralia
3,761Gemma Elliott
3,760Louise TyquinAustraliaEverybody deserves to have the ability to communicate so they can be heard
3,759Kristy WrefordI am a speech pathologist
3,758Sarah CookUnited Kingdom
3,757Lisa DeckerAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I have a true and deep understanding of how limited communication can impact upon the lives of others. I have spent the last 31 years working hard to improve the communication skills of those who have impaired skills
3,756Abbey HomfrayAustralia
3,755Madeline LinghamAustralia
3,754Emily StewartAustraliaI'm a speech pathologist so see first hand how children with communication disorders have difficulties at school.
3,753Rachel ToshAustraliaI see children every day who need communication skills to develop. With the right assistance those with communication disorders can and do communicate successfully with others.
3,752Katherine PhelanAustraliaAs a speech language pathology student, I believe that everyone has the right to express themselves and be understood by others, and that this is essential to the human condition.
3,751Sara MartinAustralia
3,750Wendy CogginsAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist, it is a privilege to advocate for the opportunity for all people to communicate and reach their communicative potential in life.
3,749Julie BaldryAustraliaThere are many children and adults that never receive the assistance they need to develop disordered communication skills , mostly because of limitations in government services and financial cost precluding private therapy.
3,748Susan ScholtzAustraliaI am a speech pathologist
3,747Simone DobbinAustraliaEveryone needs social interaction to feel like they belong.
3,746Roseda CampbellAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist working with people whose communication difficulties impact their everyday lives. Everyone has a right to be able to communicate their wants and needs.
3,745Tara Shem
3,744Judy TaitAustralia
3,743Merrian RobinsonAustraliaBecause everybody has something to say but not everybody has the means to say it.
3,742Jessica HaywardAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist working with adults with communication impairment and see daily the impact it has.
3,741Nina SawtellAustralia
3,740Sophie ColesAustraliaFor people who struggle to be heard!
3,739Teresa LaingAustralia
3,738Priyadharshni SwaminathanSingaporeBecause communication is empowerment and a fundamental human right!
3,737Aynslee Davissen AustraliaI'm a speech pathologist & I see it everyday. You can't access other basic needs if you can't communicate & ask for them. It is so fundamentally important to social relationships and life.
3,736Tricia LinstromAustraliaI am a speech pathologist
3,735DEBORAH TOFFOLOAUSTRALIAI work with people with disabilities and communication impairments
3,734mary mcshaneAustralia
3,733Dayle TeskeAustraliaCommunication is integral for my clients to seek assistance with their health and wellbeing.
3,732Shani DaviAustraliaCommunication is something that is taken for granted. For those of us lucky enough to be able to communicate, we couldn't imagine our world's without it. So why should others go without?
3,731Lucy FitzSimonsAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I see the difficulties and hardships faced by those who are unable to communicate to thier fullest potential.
3,730Jackie LawAustraliaI see the impact of communication disorders first hand as a speech pathologist.
3,729Hinh Tu LuongNetherlandsIt is important to create a network of support for individuals with communication difficuties as well as for those who work with them across the disciplines and sectors. Raising awareness and support globally provides a greater network for learning, growth and advocacy.
3,728Katherine FenwickAustralia Communication is a right, not a privilege.
3,727Masego MotsholapheklAustraliaI work with people with communication impairments
3,726sue owenaustraliaso many people without a voice and no one acknowledging their right to communicate. How is it right to let someone leave hospital with no functional communication tools after an episode where speech is affected.
3,725Hazel McMahonAustralia
3,724Helen Dimond
3,723Nickee PriestmanAustralia
3,722Karen BloombergAustraliaCommunication access is as important as physical access. It allows all people to participate in their communities of choice.
3,721Sharon RyderAustralia
3,720Kirby ShieldsAustraliaBecause I believe communication is pivitol in what makes peoples lives valuable and that all people have the right to be able to be heards .
3,719Irini KouvalakisAustraliaSpeech Pathology Student
3,718Danielle StoryAustralia
3,717Laura Morrison Australia Communication is a basic human right.
3,716suzanne smithAustralia because I work with people with communication disorders
3,715Nicole HatchAustraliaBecause I am a Speech Pathologist, working with people who have communication difficulties.
3,714Ian BruceAustralia It matters to me that people aren't disadvanged by their disability
3,713Yuk Ling Chanaustralia
3,712Fionnuala O'DriscollHertfordshireI'm a SALT & think people are typically unaware of the effects of communication difficulties
3,711Belinda WalkerAustralia
3,710Annie CarruthersAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and see that communication creates life choices.
3,709Sarah AbbottAustraliaBecause communication is how a person is able to express their individuality
3,708Heather KingAustraliaSpeech Pathologist
3,707Amy LimAustralia
3,706Robyn NewsteadAustraliaEveryone should have access to facilities that enable them to live their lives to the fullest potential
3,705Melissa-Sue WatAustraliaEveryone should be heard and respected for their opinions and thoughts no matter what their capabilities are.
3,704Emily CottmanAustraliaCommunication is key to unlocking people's potential, we all need assistance to communicate irrespective of weather we have disabilities or not.
3,703ALAN HOWARTHAustraliaHum total well-being requires ability to communicate with self and others.
3,702Heather CravenAustraliaI have based my whole career around this premise. I have witnessed first hand on both a personal and professional level the impact of communication impairment on a person's quality of life, relationships and access to their community.
3,701Natalie LAustraliaWithout advocacy, individuals with communication impairment face even more of a struggle to participate fully in life.
3,700Ruth NichollsAustralia
3,699Jade WileyAustraliaI am a speechie student and have seen how much of an impact communication can have on a person's life. Everyone has the right to communicate!
3,698Cassandra PotentAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and I see communication as central to our experience as humans. It is our most powerful tool and greatest gift. Communication and how we are enabled to use it is so crucial to our sense of well-being and sense of self. Helping those with communication impairment at all levels is a privilege.
3,697Nicola Jonescommunication is essential to every aspect of life whether it is teaching or learning. without basic communication skills it is very difficult to get and maintain a job to support yourself and family.
3,696alexandria smithaustraliaIt matters to everyone
3,695Jo ChangAustraliaI work with families where communication difficulties have an enormous impact on them. I also know people with communication difficulties where it is incredibly more effortful for them to participate in life or where they are left very vulnerable.
3,694Glenda BrowneAustraliaHave worked for the past 38 years as a paediatric speech pathologist with communication impaired children and their families.
3,693Zarah LontAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working with people with complex communication needs
3,692Emma BrayAustralia
3,691Susan MathersAustraliaNeurologist caring for people with progressive neurological diseases
3,690JULIE JANKOVICAUSTRALIABECAUSE I AM A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST AND BELIEVE THIS COMPLETELY
3,689Robyn GarnettAustraliaI work with people with communication disorders
3,688Jenny GibneyAustraliaAs below
3,687Julie KnightAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist working with people whose communication difficulties impact their everyday lives.
3,686Mary HokayemAustralia It's just
3,685Naomi FillmoreAustralia
3,684Renee CarmanAustraliaI am a speech pathologist and I believe everyone has the right to communicate effectively
3,683Kate ThomasAustraliaI am studying to be a speech pathologist
3,682Lane ShmerlingAustraliaSpeech pathologist who sees the advantage of improved communication
3,681Zoe HargraveAustraliaIt should matter to everyone
3,680Danica DaltonAustraliaI work with these clients and they need a voice
3,679Genevieve ThomasAustraliaAs a 2nd year speech student, I wish to help as many people as I can to comunicate at the best of their ability.
3,678Karin AdamsAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I work everyday with people with communication difficulties who find it difficult to express their thoughts, feelings and sometimes, basic needs. The ability to express ourselves is what makes us individuals, and those who cannot fulfill this basic right and need are disadvantaged in many aspects of life
3,677Miriam TarrafAustraliaBecause communication is a basic human right and everyone should have that opportunity.
3,676Gabriela GillAustralia
3,675Lyndal Sheepway
3,674Kylie EcclestonAustraliaBecause "Communication is the essence of life and the currency of relationships" (author unknown)
3,673Merryn BehnAustraliaBeing able to communicate allows us to function as human beings...It is a basic tool that allows us to negotiate our needs, wants and desires. This allows us to be happy and to fulfil our dreams. Therefore this should be a right for every human being. Without communication we are lost and alone.
3,672Helena WandinFrösönBecause communication is fundamental for wellbeing and growth
3,671Elise O'Leary
3,670Kathryn BruceAustraliaThe right to have communication available at all times, is as important as people being able to move, or eat, or have the things they need to participate in society.
3,669Michaela TantilloAustraliaI work with people with communication difficulties.
3,668Claire NailonAustralia
3,667Teena Milleraustraliaeverybody counts
3,666Joanne EwartAustralia
3,665Verity WingateAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and I work with people on a daily basis who have lost some or all of this basic right.
3,664Gemma FiumeAustralia
3,663Alison StewartAustraliaWorking with people with neurological conditions, I know how frustrating it can be for those who struggle to communicate.
3,662Juanita MayencoAustraliaI am a speech pathology student. I support communication for all.
3,661Sally BrinkmannI am a speech pathologist who enables and supports people to communicate every day but I know too mnay people who do not have access to such luxuries and cannot participate in decision making, in their own health care, in learning and in standing up for their own rights and preferences
3,660Ginny Hsin Yu ChangAustralia
3,659Jade HannaAustraliamy future profession
3,658Sunshine MacDonaldAustraliaBoth professionally, as a speech pathologist, and personally, I firmly believe that all humans are born equal all deserve to have a voice and be heard.
3,657Michelle DonaghyAustralia
3,656Elizabeth CareyAustraliaThis issue should matter to everyone.
3,655Lauren LynchAustralia
3,654Veronica MitchellAustraliaI have seen in both my professional and personal life the difficulties that poor communication skills bring to individuals and how that impacts on families and the wider community. Often the basis of these problems is poor infrastructure in education and early intervention. Addressing difficutlies early in a person's life reduces the risk of anti-social behaviour.
3,653Lucy HunterAustraliaWe can't underestimate the importance of communication
3,652Sheryl WillisNew ZealandBeing able to communicate effectively is essential. Everyone had the potential to communicate and those who need support to develop this should be able to access that support no matter who they are or where they are from
3,651Kathryne McLarenAustralia
3,650alison board
3,649Leanne GrassAustraliaI have a son who is nonverbal and work with children with disabilities.
3,648Frank Furfaro
3,647Jessica HabibAustralia
3,646Cecile MyburghAustralia
3,645Sarah ElphinstoneAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I am committed to every person reaching their communication potential.
3,644Jamie GoldenAustralia
3,643Jenny ArchibaldAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and work with children with disabilities and communication impairments. I'm passionate about helping people communicate and become an active member in their community.
3,642Myriam BernierCanada
3,641Dianna BurchellAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and I see the effects on a daily basis of adults losing their communication skills but not being given the time through the health system to regain the skills because they are "not as important" as walking.
3,640Michelle OgdenAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, my work is about advocating for those with impaired communication
3,639Kristin Gale
3,638Caitlin JollyAustralia
3,637Katherine CoxAustraliaI am a studying speech pathologist and I believe in the importance of communication
3,636Sonia HaroutunianAustraliaMy mother had a stroke and lost her ability to communicate for a while. It was terrifying for her as well as for our whole family.
3,635Brenda StaleyAustralia
3,634Danielle Atkinson
3,633NOLA CRANWELLAustraliaCommunication is what makes us human. This ability to socialize is a basic right and everyone should be asisted to develop their own communication skills.
3,632Pamela BankstonUSAI am a speech-language pathologist that is dedicated to helping others communicate. I am also an instructor at the university level teaching students how to help those in need.
3,631Nichola MundyAustraliaCommunication is key.
3,630Mariam SeeneyAustralia
3,629Marissa WillettsAustraliaCommunication is a human right. I am a Speech Pathologist
3,628Renee Petherbridge-Lim
3,627Naomi De NicoloAustraliaCommunication is expressing ourselves, connecting with others and finding our way in the world. The most important factor for quality of life.
3,626vicki selwyn-barnettAustraliaI have been a speech pathologist for 25 years and love being able to contribute to people's lives in a positive way to support their basic human rights.
3,625Louise PetersenAustraliaCommunication is an integral part of who and what we are and we all should have access to support if required.
3,624Amanda FletcherAustraliaI am a speech pathologist
3,623Michelle WeickAustraliaCommunication underpins our social and emotional well-being. All persons have a right to access services to improve their communication.
3,622Jemima MacDonaldAustraliaI am a speech pathologist interested in people with little to know speech and their rights
3,621Rachael Clapham
3,620Alisha DuftyAustralia
3,619Vickie DawsonAustraliaHaving spent over 40 years helping people with communication difficulties I know absolutely how it can affect every aspect of living - even down to deciding whether to continue living or not.
3,618Mary MaguireAustralia
3,617Amy RodriguezAustraliaAs a speech-language pathologist and aphasia researcher, I am committed to helping individuals maintain this basic human right.
3,616Cheryl BarsonAustraliaCommunication obstacles limit the person's relationships and participation in their society
3,615Shannon SandersonAustraliaCommunication is fundamental to living a complete life socially, mentally and emotionally
3,614Katherine PrydeAustralia
3,613Katherine PyeAustraliaOut of compassion for those who need substantial support to communicate to meet their needs.
3,612Bec CollinsAustraliaMany people take for granted the ability to communicate, unless they are exposed to communication disorders via work or a family member/friend.
3,611Jacqueline HollandAustraliaThe capacity and opportunity to communicate is a basic human right and requires due recognition
3,610Shae MorrishAustraliaI feel that communication difficulties are are not well understood by the general public and policy makers.
3,609Annie HillAustralia
3,608Matthew ParrAustraliaBecause I'm a human.
3,607Clare ThieleAustraliaI am a speech pathologist
3,606Dana Jankelowitz
3,605Sarah BellAustralia
3,604Sharon LiAustraliaBecause I'm a Speech Pathologist
3,603Abigail LewisAustraliaCommunication is key to participating in society.
3,602Tatiana KieferAustraliaThe inability to communicate can impair a person's quality of life in every way, every day.
3,601Bethany Stapleton
3,600Lizzy Edwards
3,599Ann ThwaitesAustralia
3,598Mia HoskingAustraliaI am a speech pathologist working with children with a hearing impairment and fully support that to communicate is a right.
3,597Harmony TurnbullAustraliaEveryone has the right to communicate! Everyone has the right to communicate in a way that meets their needs and skills. It is the responsibility of the community to accept and support those rights!
3,596Sharon VaughanAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, everyday I strive to make a difference to the lives' of children and adults who have communication difficulties. Our lives are 'made' and 'limited' by our ability to communicate.
3,595Debra PhylandAustraliaBecause I am a daily witness to people struggling to communicate and care
3,594Louise RowlandAustralia
3,593Bronwyn RowlandAustraliaI work as an Allied Health Assistant with a Speech Pathologist, and regularly see kids and adults - even outside my work situation - who cannot understand and appropriately participate in social situations or even undertake basic tasks like weekly shopping because no one has picked up that they need extra help in developing their ability to communicate. It's simply devastating!
3,592Debra CorfieldAustraliaI am passionate about the human rights of all people
3,591Rebecca RobinsonAustralia
3,590Charlotte YoungAustralia
3,589Nerina ScarinciAustralia
3,588Eliza MatherAustralia
3,587Katherine OsborneAustraliaIt is so obvious the difficulties our clients face when they do not have the ability to get their message across or when they do not understand. They become so frustrated and then lose confidence and withdraw from interactions. Then they become socially isolated. When they don't understand the language they hear, they misinterpret, make the wrong decisions which has huge ramifications.
3,586Alice BechtelAustraliaI'm a speech pathologist
3,585Kate BurgeAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist and it is heartbreaking to see an adult or child who is unable to effectively communicate with the world around them. It is very rewarding when I can see I am helping to make a difference in someone's life.
3,584Mary-Anne VassAustralia
3,583Kunali ShahAustralia
3,582Cathy GluyasAustraliaCommunication is vital for the maintenance of quality interpersonal relationships in people affected by progressive neurological disorders (with whom I work)
3,581Jay NyssenAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, I see firsthand the difficulties my clients are struggling with.
3,580Dianne RobinsonAustraliaMy son has CP and is non verbal
3,579Bec WardAustraliaMedical reasons limiting communication
3,578Kerrri-lee PhillipsAustraliaBecause everyone should have the right to communicate
3,577Patricia EadieAustraliaEverybody has something to say & we should work towards making sure it is heard.
3,576Katharine WatsonAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist
3,575Kaylene SmithAustralia
3,574Lara WoodAustralia I'm studying Speech Pathology
3,573Annette ClarkeAustraliaI have with children with sensory (vision and/or hearing impairments) including those with additional needs for 22 years. Communication is vitally important to ensure meaningful and sucessful interactions.
3,572Rosemarie MartinusaIt matters because every relationship has its foundation in communication, personal to professional.
3,571Alicia WallaceAustraliaCommunication is the right everyone should have. It allows people to express the basics as well as gain joy in life.
3,570Etty RosenblumAustraliaAs a speech pathologist, parent and member of society, I have always strongly believed that human beings are inherently social beings. Individuals therefore need to relate, interact and communicate with others to develop their true potential. Interpersonal communication provides meaning to all facets of our lives.We all have a role to promote communication competence in the community.
3,569Samantha WyattUnited States
3,568Jodie HoltAustraliaI am studying speech pathology and I understand how important communication is. Everybody deserves the right to be able to express themselves and I am passionate to do everything in my power to help people to regain this ability.
3,567Gail BennellAustraliaBecause communication is a basic human right and all people deserve to have access to it!
3,566Darren TrentepohlAustraliaCommunication is the essence of life!
3,565Stephanie ForsterAustraliaCommunication is an integral part of daily life we often take for granted. Studying speech pathology has highlighted just how important communication really is, and how difficult life can be when people do not have the ability, opportunity, or support required to communicate.
3,564Sonia LillicoAustralia
3,563Georgina Lemke
3,562Kelsea GreenAustraliaI am a Speech Pathology student and as the future of the profession, I believe its my responsibility to bring greater attention to the basic need for communication.
3,561Julie HuntAustraliaI work with children and their family on a daily basis, to improve and facilitate their communication skills and see first hand, the wonderful effects of seeing meaningful interactions and communication between people.
3,560sheena reillyaustralia
3,559Keryn WellsAustralia
3,558Nerida MacleanAustraliaHuman beings are inherently social meaning that individuals need to relate, interact and communicate with others to develop their true potential. Interpersonal communication provides meaning in our lives and shapes our development of self. It is universally important for every-one regardless of age, or life circumstances. We all have a role to promote communication competence in the community.
3,557Stephanie WoortmanAustraliaAs a Speech Pathology Student this is my field of expertise and I feel very strongly about this cause
3,556Anika KirkmanAustraliaI am a speech pathologist - It is up to us to break down the barriers of communication impairment
3,555Anne HillAustralia
3,554Sarah PalmerAustraliaI am studying to become a speech pathologist
3,553Jessica LimAustralia
3,552Maureen MendozaAustralia
3,551Kelly MurphyAustralia Communication is what makes is human! It is a basic need for all.
3,550Michelle SantarelliAustraliaI am a speech pathologist!!
3,549Dawn KuCommunication is essential to every relationship and connection with other people. Everyone should be given the opportunity to participate equally in society even if they have particular impairments.
3,548Adam CaruanaAustraliaCommunication is the essence of being human. We communicate to socialise, learn, work, show emotion and carry out daily activities. Everybody deserves to have access to their full communication potential so they can strive to get the most out of life.
3,547Karen TrengoveAustralia
3,546Annie CloseAustralia
3,545Fiona LowAustraliaMany people don't appreciate the importance of communication
3,544Janis MeyersAustraliaBecause I have seen how awful life can be for these people who are at the mercy of others. Life is hard even with articulate speech. Without it, one cannot function independently. It also costs the country with carers needed to assist the person.
3,543Emily WatsonAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right and everyone has the potential to communicate, so should be given the opportunity to do so.
3,542Maeve Mc SwineyAustraliaIm a speech pathologist so this is very important in my life and work!
3,541susanna panaiaAustralia
3,540Sharron LaneVictoriaI have a language and literacy issue and have still worked to complete a PhD. It is hard and people do not understand.
3,539Jennifer BrittenaustraliaAs a Speech/Language Pathologist for over 40 years I am only too aware that far too many people do not have access to appropriate services in our lucky country so I can't imagine how many people around the world would be on " waiting lists"!!!
3,538Georgina DevineAustralia
3,537Amanda ArcherAustralia
3,536Katherine RoyerAustralia
3,535Belinda Drewitt SmithAustraliaI am a human being, a mother and a Speech Pathologist. I have experienced the need some people have for professional communication assistance, including teaching, therapy and communication aids. Everyone deserves the right to be able to communicate- there should be no barriers that prevent this; be it monetary, availability or relating to stigma.
3,534Amanda DanskyAustraliaCommunication is so important to mental health and happiness.
3,533Verity PayneAustraliaSo that everyone can maximise their potential and reduce social/economic costs associated with communication difficulties.
3,532Julie PlathAustralia
3,531Deborah O'NeillAustraliaAs a speech pathologist working with children, I understand the importance of communication and the problems children face when they have a communication disorder.
3,530Gladys CheungAustralia
3,529Leonie MartinAustraliaI cannot imagine not having a "voice" to tell people how I feel, what I want - to protect myself and share my life with the people I care about.
3,528Katrina McNameeAustraliaThe majority of people don't appreciate how important communication is until they, or someone they know, loses it.
3,527Kate GristAustralia
3,526Kerry KatzeffAustralia I care and it is important for people with communication impairments to receive help
3,525Suzanne MarshallAustralia
3,524Katrina GordonAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist I see the impact that communication impairment has on people, particularly children's participation, social and educational achievement. In working with children I have seen the positive impact that appropriate supports can have on children's lives.
3,523Sophia DimopoulosAustralia
3,522Sue McCandlishAustraliaCan you imagine what it must be like to have a communication impairment? Communication is so important and with restrictions life becomes so frustrating. Communication is a basic human right!
3,521Alexandra CullenAustralia
3,520Emily ColeUSA
3,519Phoebe NewsomeAustralia
3,518Anthony RabeyAustralia Because we should all care and have love for one another..
3,517Julie CareyAustraliaThe ability to communicate effectively allows an individual independence and freedom. It is an ability that is too often taken for granted by those people with effective communication. It is important for people with good communication skills to advocate for those who are unable to effectively do this for themselves
3,516Fatema SitabkhanAustraliaEveryone has a right to communicate with everyone else.
3,515Debbie yuilleAustraliait is the basis of humanity
3,514Pauline HattyAustralia
3,513Alexandra SmithAustraliaI'm a Speech Pathologist in a Special School and see these issues every day.
3,512Zanen Martiniaustralia
3,511Virginia PeacockAustralia
3,510Donna WhiteAustralia
3,509Chris BrebnerAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right - I believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to communicate to the best of their ability
3,508June GladmanAustralia
3,507Nicole Henderson
3,506Nancy CohenUSA
3,505Kathryn EichmannAustraliaCommunication is teh avenue for nearly all interactions with others in our world. It is the fundamental for the frmoation of all relationships. All people havea right to understand the spoken world and to verbally understood when they communicate.
3,504Erin DoddCanadaBecause it affects all of us
3,503Irene PetersAustraliaWorking as a SLP with children with communication needs it is easy to see that communication is integral to who we are and who we aspire to be! Everyone has the right to communicate and be supported in their communication!
3,502Kimberly DunnAustralia
3,501Megan PanatierUSACommunication is a basic human right.
3,500Nathaniel SwainAustralia
3,499Melanie MayesAustraliaWithout communication it is difficult to express one's self and understand others' expression!
3,498Stacy FietzAustralia
3,497Judy GouldAustraliabecause when communication is denied us, we cease to be.
3,496Danielle Le RossignolAustralia
3,495Sarah LemonAustraliaWork as a Speech Pathologist so always working with people with communication difficulties.
3,494Larissa NollAustraliaAs a Speech Pathologist, I see the incredible frustration and at times despair that those with communication difficulties face. Being a part of helping someone develop their communication is a privilege. Everyone deserves the right to be the best communicator they can be. It is how we experience life fully.
3,493Matthew ThompsonAustralia
3,492Penelope CromackAustraliaToo often the ability to communicate is taken for granted
3,491Elise AlexanderAustralia
3,490kristin fultonaustraliacommunication is fundamental to living
3,489Kate JenkinsAustraliaThe opportunity to communicate is a basic human right
3,488Ella Conboyaustralia I am a Speech Pathology Student and too often i see those with a communication disorder struggling with their daily lives as a result. This restricts their ability to create relationships with other, and have their needs, thoughts, wants and opinions met. The right to communicate is a universal human right and should be a focus for everyone!
3,487Daniella CainAustralia
3,486Valerie PanayiotouAustraliaI have devoted my working life to helping those who have difficulty communicating and my passion and committment will not fade
3,485Sharon CraneAustraliaEvery person has a right to communicate, and to have support and access to make this right a reality.
3,484Bettina BarberAustralia
3,483Mary BlacketAustraliaI am a Speech/Language Pathologist and working to improve communication is my life goal.
3,482Anne NorthAustraliaAs a speech pathologist I see the emotional pain and frustration.
3,481Tony Angwin
3,480Melanie HallAustraliaCommunication is a basic human right.
3,479Kendra KotzAustralia
3,478Bronwyn DeaconAustraliaI am a Speech Pathologist.
3,477Anita MarkeyAustralia
3,476Erica CaseyAustraliaNot having a voice does not mean that one does not communicate. When everyone can share this understanding and support it, the world will be a much better place.
3,475Lucinda Pettigrew - SporaAustraliaBecause everyone should have the right to communicate and we give people the ability to communicate
3,474Sera HwangAustraliaBeing able to freely communicate your thoughts and needs is a basic human right. This will increase your quality of life and I think everybody should have an equal say in what happens in their daily lives.
3,473Emma White
3,472Ashleigh PascoeAustraliaEveryone has the right to communicate
3,471Kirsty PaulAustraliaI work and support people with a range of disabilities.
3,470Catherine FranklinAustralia
3,469Melissa TrincaAustraliaBecause this is a basic human right that is not recognised by the majority of the population
3,468Majella MrdjenAustraliaEverybody deserves the right to be able to communicate their needs, wants, feelings and opinions, using voice or alternative means of communication.
3,467Sheryn LongAustraliaCommunication is the most fundamental of human capacities. People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential.
3,466Liz WardAustraliaTo communicate is a basic human need and every person should have access to services to optimise their communication - no matter what their situation or location
3,465Katherine CooperAustralia"If all my possessions were taken from me, with but one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it, I would soon regain all the rest." - Daniel Webster
3,464Chris McNeillAustralia
3,463Jo BurnellAustraliaCommunicating is the foundation of all relationships and the vehicle for all dreams. Without it a person is isolated and restricted in almost every aspect of living
3,462Beverley ListerAustralia
3,461Rosalind BurgessAustraliaAs I work profesiionally as a speech pathologist, I consider communication of paramount importance to anyone in any situation.
3,460Christine MarschnerAustraliaCompassionate grounds
3,459Maryanne McPheeAustraliaThe ability to communicate underlys all that we are and all that we do!!!
3,458Helen BothamAustraliaAll children with communication needs should have access to appropriate support services to enable them to develop to their full potential.
3,457pip lambiaseaustraliawork in the field of communication
3,456Emily WailesAustralia As a speech pathologist, I work with people with complex communication needs and their families, carers and communities. Communication is a powerful tool to enable participation and enhance quality of life.
3,455Julie-Ann EvansAustralia
3,454Roisin GloverAustraliaIt is extremely important to allow all human beings to have a voice - communicate with their loved ones, express joy, sorrow and love. It is amazing as a speech pathologist, the change in someone's life if they can do this.
3,453Brianna Shaw
3,452Susan Horton