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dc.contributor.authorTrembath, David
dc.contributor.authorBalandin, Susan
dc.contributor.authorTogher, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorStancliffe, Roger J
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:12:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:12:14Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2014-04-22T05:19:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0963-8288
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638280903349537
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58755
dc.description.abstractPurpose. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of adults with complex communication needs (CCN) who engage in volunteering. Method. In-depth interviews were conducted with 24 adults with CCN who had worked as volunteers. Interview transcripts were analysed according to grounded theory methodology. Results. 'Control' emerged as the most important factor determining the nature of the participants' volunteering experiences. Two key strategies for enhancing control were the provision of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and appropriate support to volunteer. A theoretical model to account for the experiences of volunteers with CCN is presented. Conclusions. Adults with CCN who want to volunteer must have access to an effective communication system and appropriate support if they are to volunteer successfully for the benefit of themselves and others.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom885
dc.relation.ispartofpageto898
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisability and Rehabilitation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.titleThe experiences of adults with complex communication needs who volunteer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 Informa Healthcare. This is an electronic version of an article published in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2010, Vol. 32, No. 11, 2010, pp. 885-898. Disability and Rehabilitation is available online at: http://informahealthcare.com with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorTrembath, David


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