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Communication method code N{.N}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term493497
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Definition:Help on this termA 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{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
Spoken language
1.2Other spoken language
Sign language
2.1 Keyword signing (e.g. Makaton)
2.2Auslan or similar
2.3Finger spelling
Other effective non-spoken
3.1Written language only—English
3.2Written language only—Other
3.3Computer assisted
3.4Symbols and pictures
3.6Facilitated communication (with facilitator)
3.8Other effective non-communication
4Limited communication
5No effective communication
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Child aged under 5 years (not applicable)
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If the communication method varies over time and it is difficult to say what the usual method is, please report the most effective method during the reference week.

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. 

Code 7     Child aged under 5 years (not applicable)

This item is considered ‘not applicable’ to young children. Hence, children aged 0–4 years should always be represented by code 7.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this term

Tasmanian Department of Health aand Human Services (n.d.). Development of a common assessment framework. Viewed 28 August 2012,

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—communication method, code N{.N} Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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