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Personal Communication Passports: Guidelines for Good Practice

By Sally Millar with Stuart Aitken

Personal Communication Passports are a practical and person centered way of supporting children, young adults and people who cannot easily speak for themselves.

This indispensable guide to Personal Communication Passports outlines key principles of making and using them and provides examples of Passports created across the UK.

Passports can:
  • present the person positively as an individual, not as a set of ‘problems’ or disabilities.
  • provide a place for the person’s own views and preferences to be recorded and drawn to the attention of others
  • reflect a ‘flavour’ of the person’s unique character
  • describe the person’s most effective means of communication and how others can best communicate with and support the person
  • draw together information from past and present, and from different contexts, to help staff and conversation partners understand the person, and have successful interactions.

This book can be purchased from the CALL Scotland shop.

Product Details

  • Price: 14.00
  • ISBN: 1 898042 21 7
  • Year of publication: 2003
  • Format: A4 paperback
  • Pages: 126

Book Reviews

  • "This extremely informative handbook, packed with information and suggestions contains advice and guidance which clearly comes from a wealth of practical experience and common sense. It is an essential resource for anyone thinking of using Personal Communication Passports, and comes highly recomended." - Jill Collerton, The ISAAC Bulletin - Nov 2004
  • "This is a highly practical and well-researched text that would be a useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone who has an interest in the independence of anyone with complex communication needs." - Dr Janice Murray, Child Language Teaching and Therapy, Feb 2005