Effective communication a process of exchanging and understanding information and is the key to building relationships, getting needs fulfilled, sharing instructions and expressing choices.

Barriers that disrupt this process of exchanging and understanding information can lead to frustration, which can increase the likelihood of challenging behaviour being exhibited.

How we communicate

We believe that taking the time to learn how people with disabilities communication in different situations is key to being able to deliver effective person centred support.

When this knowledge is consistently utilised throughout the staff team, it facilities the delivery of effective support, improves quality of life, and enables the individual to make meaningful choices and influence the world around the,

For professionals, we offer a Communication Resource, written by Dr Jill Bradnshaw, a lecturer in learning disability at the Tizard Centre. It invites readers to think about communication from different perspectives as well as successful strategies for clearer communication.

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