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 the person with brain injury to feel connected.

This might look like – taking the time to listen and understand.

Someone who has good communication skills can help the person with brain injury with their recovery.

This might look like – giving the person a chance to have different kinds of conversations.

This course will give you some tips about HOW to communicate with a person with a brain injury. 

It is also good to think about WHY your communication is important. Which of these reasons is most important to you?