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Person—communication method, code N{.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 term493499
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this term

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

Context:Help on this termMethod 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.
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{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
Spoken language
1.1English
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
3.5Braille
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, http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/disability/projects/
development_of_a_common_assessment_framework

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare 2002. Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set collection: data guidedata items and definitions 200203.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Disability services client details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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