Participation in community activities for children with complex communication needs

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Background: Participating in organised community activities is not only a human right but is vital for children’s sense of belonging, development, social inclusion, and quality of life. For children with disabilities, research indicates a significant reduction in participation and enjoyment compared to their typically developing peers. Children with complex communication needs (CCN) face even greater challenges to community engagement. A broader, more in-depth understanding of their experiences and barriers to participation is required to create inclusive community activity environments for all children.Aim: This presentation aims to identify the current knowledge base regarding participation in community activities for children with and without disabilities, and specifically children with CCN.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 05 Dec 2022
EventEarly Childhood Voices Conference 2022 - Online, Bathurst, Australia
Duration: 05 Dec 202209 Dec 2022 (Proceedings)

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Online presentationEarly Childhood Voices Conference 2022
OtherThe Early Childhood Voices Conference 2022 (ECV2022) is a multidisciplinary international conference providing a platform to share research about innovative methods, theories and partnerships with children, families and practitioners that supports social justice during early childhood and within the early childhood sector. ECV2022 was organised by the Charles Sturt University Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research Group as an opportunity to present research in a virtual online space.

Researchers and post-graduate students were invited to submit abstracts to share their work on innovations to improve the lives of children, families and practitioners during early childhood (generally birth-8 years) and within the early childhood sector. Papers employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods, reviews (e.g., scoping and systematic reviews) and scholarly theoretical papers were welcomed. All abstracts were peer reviewed by the ECV2022 Scientific Committee and authors of accepted abstracts submitted online presentations.

ECV2022 is online and asynchronous. There is no registration fee and no fees to present or view the presentations due to Charles Sturt University’s motto “For the public good”. The conference was held from 5th to 9th December 2022. Presentations will remain online via YouTube. The presentations are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License to indicate that adaptations or commercial use of the presentations are not allowed.
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