Despite emphasis in policy on participation of disabled children, we still know relatively little about how to obtain the views of disabled children with significant communication impairment and their views are often overlooked in planning and service provision. This article describes how the views of children who do not use speech were accessed in research aiming to identify disabled children and young people's priorities regarding outcomes of social care and support services. The main challenge was to develop a method that was reliable, non-threatening, enjoyable and relevant to individual children, as well as enabling children to think beyond their everyday life and express what they aspire to.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||This is an author produced version of the article published. This paper has been peer-reviewed but does not include the final publisher proof-corrections or journal pagination. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com With kind permission from Children & Society, National Children’s Bureau and Blackwell Publishing|
|Keywords:||research methodologies,ill/disabled children,social care services issues|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Social Policy Research Unit (York)|
|Depositing User:||R Pitman|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||18 Apr 2016 19:48|