Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Disability counselling resource kit now available online

The How to Hear Me: a resource kit for counsellors and other professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities is now available online for free.


Published by WWILD in 2012, this resource kit brings together much of the knowledge WWILD has gathered over the years about the lives of vulnerable people with intellectual disabilities, and seeks to educate on issues that affect people's lives, particularly for a counselling context.


Issues such as communication, social disadvantage and discrimination, vulnerability, and cognitive issues are covered, as well as several counselling methodologies that are known to be effective, and how they may be adjusted by counsellors to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The kit includes a DVD of demonstrations of the techniques. How to Hear Me was published with the support of the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General Building Capacity for Victims of Crime Services Funding Program.


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