How do we communicate?

Communication is the sending and receiving of messages.  We can communicate through written word, verbally, and non-verbally through gestures, facial expressions, pictures or signs.  Take some time to learn more about why it is important and what is involved in communicating with others.

Why is communication important?

Communication helps us:
  • Build relationships
  • Make requests
  • Express our feelings
  • Listen to others
  • Get to know people
  • Learn
  • Exchange ideas and information

What is involved in communication?

  • Listening and attention
  • Speech
  • Understanding language
  • Expressing language (written, verbal, and nonverbal)
  • Social skills
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Cognitive skills
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