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ASID Podcast Episode 1:  Susan Buell - "I can't always read and it isn't always easy"

August 2016

What makes written information easier for people with intellectual disability to understand? 

The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) presents a research to practice seminar looking at strategies that help people understand written information. Susan Buell will be sharing work from her recent Ph.D study in the UK.

Seminar presenter:  Susan Buell

Susan works in the School of Health Sciences in The University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Her interests in research are focused on developing the participation of adults with intellectual disabilities and their families in society. Her doctorate research investigated the value of ‘easy read’ literature for adults with intellectual disabilities in constructing meaningful understanding of health issues. She has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service and within inclusive education in Scotland, and subsequently spent 7 years working with children and adults with disabilities in Bolivia, in Latin America.

Handouts for the presentation are attached.