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Communication method code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term347258
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing methods of communication.

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

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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.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Communication method code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—communication method, code N Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

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