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Person—communication method, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCommunication method
METeOR identifier:Help on this term345093
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:Help on this term

The method of communication, including sign language, most effectively used by the person, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—communication method

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Spoken language
2Sign language
3Other effective non-spoken communication (e.g. Canon Communicator, Compic)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODES 1, 2 and 3

The communication must be effective in that the person must be able to communicate more than just basic needs, to unfamiliar people, using this method.

This item is considered ‘not applicable’ to young children, i.e. children aged 0–4 years.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006. Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS): data guide. Canberra: AIHW.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Method of communication is an important indicator of potential barriers to social inclusion, particularly in conjunction with data on country of birth and interpreter services required.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

CSTDA NMDS Network.

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006. Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS): data guide. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—communication method, code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007

See also Person—effective communication indicator, code N Disability, Standard 29/02/2016

See also Person—effective communication indicator, code N Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2018–19 Disability, Standard 05/07/2019

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