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Communication strategies

1) Communication – How do we communicate?

Most people think about speech when they think about communication but there are many other ways we can also use to communicate with each other.

  • Facial expressions
  • Gestures
  • Pointing / Using hands
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Using equipment e.g. Text message or computer
  • Touch
  • Eye contact

For communication to be effective we also have to be able to understand what others are trying to communicate to us.

  • Understanding language
  • Hearing
  • Ability to see
  • Reading skills
  • Ability to recognise and use information
  • Memory to recall and understand information

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