What is Communication?
Communication is the process of a message being transferred from one person to another. The ability to communicate effectively is vital to all aspects of daily living. There are many different ways to communicate:
- spoken words
- body language
- facial expression
- electronic including email and text message
- signed language
- pictures and symbols
- eye contact
- other voice sounds
Communication & Speech and Language Therapy
When a person’s ability to communicate becomes difficult for any reason and messages can no longer be expressed or understood, a Speech and Language Therapist may become involved.
The Speech and Language Therapist will assess a person’s speech, understanding, expression, reading comprehension, writing, non-verbal communication and voice. Based on these assessments the SLT will formulate a plan for therapy, if appropriate, and suggest ways to improve the process of a message being transferred from one person to another.