International Communication Project

The International Communication Project (ICP) aims to highlight the importance of human communication – and how communication disabilities severely impact every aspect of life.


International Communication Project NZ Video Competition

It’s time to get creative with your friends,  peers,  work colleagues or clients and create a 3 min long video that highlights “what communication means to you”.  The winning video will be played and presented with a prize at the NZSTA conference dinner.  The other entries will be played throughout the conference.

To find out how to enter click here.

Entries close 13 August 2016.


The International Communication Project  aims to highlight the importance of human communication – and how communication disabilities severely impact every aspect of life.

The ICP is built on the premise that communication is vital to participation in life; but is largely ignored as a disability. The World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability estimates that roughly one billion people around the world are living with some form of disability; however, even the authors of the report acknowledge that people with communication disabilities may not be included in this estimate, despite encountering significant difficulties in their daily lives.

In 2014, ICP member countries are carried out a range of activities and events, which will took place throughout 2014 and across the globe. .

The International Communication Project aims to bring international attention to the importance of communication and people with communication disorders. The initiative involves more than a dozen organizations, entities, and international bodies worldwide. The International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), of which NZSTA is one of the founding associations of [*], is an ICP participating organisation.

In 2016, the NZSTA will be represented at the IALP Dublin conference and the ICP strategic committee will provide presentations and a “round table” discussion highlighting what the needs are for  those affected by all communication disabilities and Speech Language Therapy in developing countries and how the ICP can assist on a global scale.

ICP say “The more people who get involved in the International Communication Project, the greater its impact will be! Please help spread the message in your community, your nation and through your social media contacts across the globe.


For your information we have attached a variety of IPC resources and ways to get involved below.

Be part of the global communication project, consent form: This is an easy to understand consent form about our project. Tell us about your communication problem and how this makes life hard. We would like to share it with others and make everyone aware about communication problems.

Alternatively you could fill in and send us this consent form.

Sign the ICP Universal Declaration of Communication Rights pledge.

Share what communication means to you using this template – take a photo and share it on your website, or via social media.


Step-by-Step Guide to the Media: A guide on how to put together a story about the ICP for your local media.

Step-by-Step Guide to Meeting Politicians: A guide on how to talk about the ICP with your MP, including a letter template to request a meeting with your local MP.

Campaign toolkit: This toolkit is for New Zealand International Communication Project 2014 activities, and forms part of the training and resources NZSTA has developed to help your ICP campaigning activities.

Guide to Mic: Mic is the face of ICP activity in New Zealand and will be waking his way through the country. This is your Essential Guide to ICP Activities in NZ during Mic’s Tour of NZ.


Watch the first hangout for ICP here:


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Visit the ICP website for more information >>