EdHealth Australia can help your organisation improve its communication strategy with the design of low literacy handouts for people with very low literacy/health literacy. Highly effective handouts and resources can be produced on any topic. Jayne Lehmann can work with you to create a text for the target message and prepare the images, using Widgit Online, a visual communication program, to illustrate the text.
What do the low literacy resources look like?
Here’s one we prepared earlier for people with an intellectual disability announcing the Community Visitors from the Community Visitor’s Scheme in South Australia will soon be visiting.
A resource designed to support a client in aged care with expressive communication disorder after experiencing a stroke.
What type of organisations benefit from low literacy resources?
- Advocacy organisations
- Aged care organisations
- Allied health services
- Disability organisations
- Government departments
- Government instrumentalities
- Health services
- Health professionals
- Individuals with a specific needs
- Local councils
- Non-government providers
- National Disability Insurance Scheme providers
- Organisations providing services to people with the issues outlined below
- Strategies targeting people with intellectual disability, impaired cognitive disabilities, low health literacy and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations.
What sort of communication issues can be supported by low literacy resources?
- Acquired brain injury
- English as a second language
- Expressive language disorders e.g. after a stroke
- Hearing impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Learning disorder
- Low literacy
- Early school leavers.
Resources are designed to address the organisations specific needs. You may require a low literacy resource for an individual’s support needs, as a handout for people with very low literacy or for a specific project your organisation is conducting. Jayne can help your organisation to be more inclusive by supporting the people with low communication needs wanting to access your service. Often the resources work really well with people without these challenges as well!