Supporting Communication for Others
It is important in any conversation to:
- Take turns
- Stay on topic
- Provide feedback to listeners to show you understand
- Ask simple questions.
Communication can easily break down and cause distress if the topic is unfamiliar, if a message given is too long or complicated, and if the other person is not using good conversation rules. So how do we fix these difficulties?
- Use Strategies
- Try a different way (e.g. try gestures, show pictures)
- Break the sentence into smaller phrases
- Move to a quiet area
Everyone has a right to be included in our community and to be able to be heard. By following these easy steps, you have the power to support those who need help.