How to Hear Me Resource Kit: a resource kit for counsellors and other professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities.
WWILD SVP Association’s resource kit brings together much of the knowledge WWILD has gathered over the years about the lives of 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, discrimination, vulnerability, and cognitive issues are discussed, as well as several counselling approaches that are known to be effective, and how the counsellor’s practice can be adapted 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.
Reference: WWILD-SVP Association Inc. (2011) The ‘How to Hear Me: A resource kit for counsellors and other professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities’, Brisbane, QLD.