It elucidates the factors that open up and promote communication with an individual who lacks the means for verbal communication, and those factors that close off and hinder such communication.
A secure relation and interest are two of the most important factors for such communication.
• Development of a means of cognitive support in order to increase participation by individuals with intellectual, cognitive and communicative disabilities, when reviewing and following up LSS and SoL measures. Commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialförvaltningen, Avdelning för stadsövergripande sociala frågor, Strategiska enheten.)
• Development of a web-based, user-oriented evaluation instrument, Pict-O-Stat. Funded by the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology*, Hjälpmedelsinstitutet (HI) and Norrköping municipality.
• Research project funded by the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology, “Brukarperspektiv på kognitivt stöd” (“Users’ perspectives on cognitive support”).
Teaching in Occupational therapy
I am course coordinator and examining teacher for course 8 (semester 5) on the Occupational Therapy programme.
I teach together with people with psychiatric disabilities and users about the basics of professional communication, course 2 (semester 1).