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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Listening with the intent to hear

Joan Medlen is well known for her work promoting healthy eating for people with Down syndrome, but she has many other talents.  She is an active participant in the Healthy Athletes program for Special Olympics, and combines that work with her interest in effective communication to promote health literacy. Listening with the intent to hear is an  excellent and practical analysis of a very short but powerful video of a man with Down syndrome who really has something to say, about his feelings about being teased, and about the importance of the listener's skill.

Joan Medlen's blogs and website:

Health Literacy
Phronesis - Practical Wisdom
Healthy Lifestyle Coaching for All Ages and Stages

1 comment:

Fiona Place said...

Joan writes with clarity and wisdom - her thoughts on nutrition and her advice and assistance to parents of children with disabilities of great value.