Communicating with clients who have a disability

Communication with people who have a disability in occupational therapy can be difficult as the discipline requires physical contact (Willard & Boyt Schell, 2014). Speaking directly to the client at eye level will provide dignity for my clients (10 etiquette rules for communicating with people with disabilities, 2011). Occupational therapist treat people with disabilities on a daily basis, so learning to speak, assist and respect people living with a disability is an great asset (Willard & Boyt Schell, 2014).

Disability reference: http://jid.sagepub.com.ezproxy.uws.edu.au/content/16/2/97.full.pdf+html

Picture reference: https://www.cerebralpalsy.org.au/services/all-programs-and-services/assistive-technology/

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