Communication method code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:347258
Registration status:Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:

A code set representing methods of communication.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Spoken language
2Sign language
3Other effective non-spoken communication (e.g. Canon Communicator, Compic)
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

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:

Supersedes Communication method code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007

Data elements implementing this value domain:

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