Transcript: Supporting a person who has difficulty with social communication

For a person with brain injury who talks a lot, having a conversation can be difficult. They may not give other people a chance to talk. The conversation might go off topic. They may say things that are not appropriate. Having a good conversation is a bit like paddling a canoe. You need to work… Continue Reading Transcript: Supporting a person who has difficulty with social communication

Transcript: Supporting someone who has difficulty speaking or understanding

Communication is about passing a message to another person. You could think about it like passing a ball. For someone who has trouble talking, extra support is needed to make sure the message gets passed successfully. Each person will need different kinds of support, but there are three general guidelines to keep in mind –… Continue Reading Transcript: Supporting someone who has difficulty speaking or understanding

Transcript: Supporting a person who communicates without speech

To support a person who communicates without speech, you need¬†preparation, strategy, and patience. It’s a bit like a board game. The first step is to get set up. You need to get communication tools, or any other things you need. Make sure the person has everything they need to communicate, and that you have everything you need… Continue Reading Transcript: Supporting a person who communicates without speech

Transcript: How you communicate makes a difference

As someone who supports a person with brain injury, your communication skills are important. Someone who has good communication skills can give the person with brain injury the chance to say what they think. This might look like – giving the person a choice, rather than choosing for them. Someone who has good communication skills can help… Continue Reading Transcript: How you communicate makes a difference