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Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]

Factors that Affect Communication

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No one communication method presents a perfect solution but rather communication must match the specific needs of the survivor.

Factors include but are not limited to:

Individual characteristics – Each survivor must be approached as an individual with unique needs. People with the same disability do not necessarily experience similar functional limitations or may not approach their disability in the same way.

Cultural dynamics – An awareness of cultural norms is crucial for successful communication.

Functional limitations – According to the newest This link will open a new browser window. developed by the World Health Organization, disability is not something that a person has but, instead, something that occurs outside of the person; disability occurs in the interaction between a person, his or her functional ability, and the environment. If the proper communication modifications are addressed, the less limited the survivor will feel and the more likely successul communication will be achieved.

Differences in learning – Learning styles vary among all people; survivors with disabilities and who are Deaf are no exception.

Environmental conditions

      noise;

 

      stress;

 

      time; and

 

    obstacles

– Awareness of the surrounding environment and how it may effect communication can decrease the degree to which survivors experience disabilities.