Having experience with children and young people with multiple
disability, autism spectrum disorder and severe intellectual
disability amongst others, I started searching for training that
would enhance my skills in this field. I intended to specialize in
communication and in providing the appropriate support for
individuals with more complex communication support needs.
When I studied at the RUG I continued to work as a Speech and
Language therapist and the expertise gained in the Master
Communication and Deafblindness turned out to be very helpful. As a
director, the knowledge, attitudes and skills related to Education
and Social Sciences are also useful, enhancing my ability to
analyze and reflect my options.
The research component of the Master was very interesting and
useful, especially because it motivates us to use Qualitative
Methods and study a specific subject in depth. This way, I became
more critical and demanding with quality in research and capable of
developing good research projects, academically and in my work
place. I am also more aware of diverse methodologies for research
and how to use them in my daily work.